The long haired biblical strongman Samson falls in love with beautiful temptress Delilah in Philistine.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (book)
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Samson and Delilah (TV Movie 1996)
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Mara and her husband Manoa are both upstanding and religious Israelites living under the harsh and unjust rule of the Philistines. Much to their regret, they have not been able to have ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Roeg
Stars: Dennis Hopper, Elizabeth Hurley, Eric Thal
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Samson and Delilah's world is small- an isolated community in the Central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, ... See full summary »

Director: Warwick Thornton
Stars: Rowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson, Mitjili Napanangka Gibson
Hannibal (1959)
Action | Adventure | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

During the Second Punic War in 218 BC, Carthaginian general Hannibal attacks the Roman Republic by crossing the Pyrenees and the Alps with his vast army.

Directors: Carlo Ludovico Bragaglia, Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Victor Mature, Gabriele Ferzetti, Rita Gam
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Young Samson sees his mother murdered by a soldier from the Netherlands. His grandfather sends him supernatural powers and makes him invulnerable. All grown up Samson is ready for revenge ... See full summary »

Director: Sisworo Gautama Putra
Stars: Suzzanna, Paul Hay, Eddy Gunawan
Firepower (1979)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A merc is hired by the FBI to track down a powerful recluse criminal. A woman is also trying to track him down for her own personal vendetta.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Sophia Loren, James Coburn, O.J. Simpson
The Sins of Dorian Gray (TV Movie 1983)
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In this version of Oscar Wilde's tale, Dorian Gray is an actress who, desperate to become a worldwide star, makes a deal that switches her soul to her image on film, then proceeds to sleep ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Maylam
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Belinda Bauer, Joseph Bottoms
Winter Kills (1979)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The Pickering Commission concluded that a lone gunman killed the US President in 1960, in Philadelphia, but 19 years later a dying man confesses to be one of the real hit-men who killed President Kegan, sparking an investigation.

Director: William Richert
Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Huston, Anthony Perkins
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Sidka (as Max Von Sydow)
...
...
Maluck
...
Micah
...
Raul
Jennifer Holmes ...
David Eisner ...
Arin (as David S. Eisner)
David Byrd ...
Elon
...
The High Priest (as Jose Ferrer)
...
...
Antony Hamilton ...
Angélica Aragón ...
Niji
Rene Ruis ...
The Temple Man
...
The Magician
Edit

Storyline

The long haired biblical strongman Samson falls in love with beautiful temptress Delilah in Philistine.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

1 April 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sansón y Dalila  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(DeLuxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was Victor Mature's final acting role before his death on August 4, 1999 at the age of 86. See more »

Connections

Version of Sanson y Dalila (1989) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not bad but not very close to the Biblical account
1 January 2005 | by (London, UK) – See all my reviews

This was an interesting film, I was expecting something that would be fairly Biblical in its storytelling, but although it was based on the Bible, some of the elements were out of order, missing, added to or changed too much for it to be an accurate representation of what the Bible tells us in the book of Judges about the life of Samson.

This film starts off when Samson is about to marry a Philistine woman (not Delilah, but his first wife) and after that some bits are missed out and Delilah comes into the scene early on before Samson marries his first wife. Yet the Bible makes no mention of her until long after she is dead.

I thought the acting was good, especially from the famous actor Max von Sydow, and Belinda Bauer was good as Delilah. And let's not forget that great actor Jose Ferrer who plays the high priest of Dagon.

This is an entertaining film, but I would have liked to see it follow the Bible more closely. If you want to see an account of Samson that follows the Bible, this is not it. For example, the Bible says that Samson did not have his hair cut or his beard shaved, in accordance with the vow he took, yet in the first scene we see Samson as a young man and clean shaven. His hair is long at the back, but on top and at the sides it looks normal, not long at all. The vow that he took where he was forbidden to cut his hair or shave, or drink alcohol, is very important to the story of Samson, and especially to how he eventually loses his strength when his hair and beard are shaved off. Yet in this film he drank wine and generally did not do the things the Bible tells. And in this film Delilah cuts off a small bit of his pony tail and he loses his strength, the Bible tells us that he was shaved by a professional barber hired by Delilah. And they missed out all the times when he tricked Delilah and did not tell her the true way to lose his strength, and the Philistines attacked him but he was still strong. So the filmmakers could have made this better and been more true to the true story of Samson, but instead I think they wanted a more romantic and idealistic story so they changed it. And there was too much of Delilah in the film overall, and too much of her showing in her revealing clothing and when she was naked.

5 out of 10, which is mostly for the good acting and generally well made film, but would be higher if they had followed the Bible more.


3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Belinda Bauer - so beautiful and so hot ppsantos
Discuss Samson and Delilah (1984) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?