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 Direction||Art Direction: Hans Dreier, Walter Tyler; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Ray Moyer||Won|
|Best Cinematography||George Barnes||Nominated|
|Best Costume Design||Edith Head, Dorothy Jeakins, Elois Jenssen, Gile Steele, Gwen Wakeling||Won|
|Best Music - Scoring||Victor Young||Nominated|
Samson and DelilahBy 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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Phyllis Calvert was originally cast as Semadar, but due to illness was replaced by Angela Lansbury.
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.
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