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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Samson: Your arms were quicksand. Your kiss was death. The name Delilah will be an everlasting curse on the lips of men.
Samson: What is sweeter than honey?
Semadar: What is stronger than a lion?
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For the scene in which Samson kills the lion, Victor Mature refused to wrestle a tame movie lion. Told by director Cecil B. DeMille that the lion had no teeth, Mature replied, "I don't want to be gummed to death, either." The scene shows a stunt man wrestling the tame lion, intercut with closeups of Mature wrestling a lion skin.
With a $12 million gross domestically, this was the biggest hit Paramount had to date.
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