Samson and Delilah Overview:

Samson and Delilah (1949) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and produced by Cecil B. DeMille.

The film was based on the The Bible The Book of Judges from & novel "Judge and Fool" by Vladimir Jabotinsky written by unknown author published in 6th century BCE.

Academy Awards 1950 --- Ceremony Number 23 (source: AMPAS)

Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Hans Dreier, Walter Tyler; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray MoyerWon
Best CinematographyGeorge BarnesNominated
Best Costume DesignEdith Head, Dorothy Jeakins, Elois Jenssen, Gile Steele, Gwen WakelingWon
Best Music - ScoringVictor YoungNominated

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Samson and Delilah

By RBuccicone on Dec 27, 2010 From MacGuffin Movies

Samson and Delilah (1950) ???? Biblical tales typically fail to grab my interest, probably primarily because the time period does not interest me. And frankly, I should probably stop using George Sanders as a guidepost for which movies I pursue. Samson and Delilah was alright, and Hedy Lamarr?thorou... Read full article

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Quotes from

Samson: What is sweeter than honey?
Semadar: What is stronger than a lion?

Samson: Your arms were quicksand. Your kiss was death. The name Delilah will be an everlasting curse on the lips of men.

Delilah: No man leaves Delilah.

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Sunset Blvd. was also being filmed around Paramount at the same time as this movie. In a scene where Gloria Swanson's character Norma Desmond visits the sound stage to see Cecil B. DeMille, he was actually directing a scene from Samson and Delilah and the actual cast members and crew are seen taking a break from this feature.
Cecil B. DeMille considered Betty Hutton for the role of Delilah.
Among Cecil B. DeMille's most serious candidates for the role of Delilah were Jean Simmons, Lana Turner and Rita Hayworth. In the case of the latter two actresses, their respective studios (MGM and Columbia) refused to loan them to Paramount.
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