The second in a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the film chronicles the married life of the young empress as she tries to adjust to formal and strict life in the palace and an overbearing mother-in-law.
Though his people, the Israelites, are enslaved by the Philistines, Samson, strongest man of the tribe of Dan, falls in love with the Philistine Semadar, whom he wins by virtue of a contest of strength. But Semadar betrays him, and Samson engages in a fight with her real love, Ahtur, and his soldiers. Semadar is killed, and her sister Delilah, who had loved Samson in silence, now vows vengeance against him. She plans to seduce Samson into revealing the secret of his strength and then to betray him to the Philistine leader, the Saran. Written by
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At the premiere, Cecil B. DeMille asked Groucho Marx what he thought of the film. Groucho replied, "Well, there's just one problem, C.B. No picture can hold my interest where the leading man's tits are bigger than the leading lady's." DeMille was not amused, by Marx's remark, but Victor Mature apparently was. See more »
After Samson puts Delilah down on the stairs in the prison house and walks away from her, she is seen getting up twice. See more »
Why should our guests care about a stupid game of words?
It's no game to them. It's Danite against Philistine.
The wine has dulled their senses.
It hasn't dulled their anger.
You're trying to frighten me because you don't want me to marry Samson.
I don't want you to marry Samson but... there's hatred down there at your wedding feast. They think you've joined Samson against us.
But I haven't. Tell them I haven't.
No. You tell them the answer to the riddle.
But I don't know it.
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As Samson and Delilah (1949) starts, the title is written on scroll, that is opened, to be read. The remaining opening credits, after the scroll and title, are normal. Closing credits are normal, also. See more »
Anyone know why this isn't available on a LEGAL USA "DVD"? All I've found is bootlegs and imports. Surely if Paramount can release "The Ten Commandments" and other DeMille pictures, then why not this wonderful piece of entertainment???
If it is a question of restoration, that is fine, but in this era of every type of film being on DVD, I don't understand why this movie is not among them.
I have the Paramount laserdisc version, but of course, it doesn't compare to a DVD of the same film.
Come on, Paramount, get it out!
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