Samson and Delilah

Samson and Delilah
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 13 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 12, 2013
  • Originally Released: 1949
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • English, French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, French, Spanish

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1950 - Best Art Direction - Set Decoration (Color)
Academy Awards 1950 - Best Costume Design (Color): Edith Head

Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 8


User Ratings: 2,066
It's Cecil B. DeMille at his most lavish, with a screenful of sets, costumes and dramatic effects. Full Review
Associated Press
Jun 19, 2019
Wonderfully chintzy and hokey Bible epic once described as the only film in which the hero had bigger tits than the heroine. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
Rating: C+ -- Was once best described by the film critic Dilys Powell as the only epic film in which the hero had bigger tits than the heroine. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jan 25, 2008
Cecil B. DeMille has again dipped into the Bible for his material, made appropriately dramatic revisions in the original, and turned up with a DeMille-size smash. Full Review
Mar 26, 2009
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Here DeMille, the master of the crowd scene, is in top form managing thousands of extras, particularly in the savage battle scenes in which Samson destroys the Philistine army with the jawbone of an ass. Full Review
TV Guide
Mar 5, 2014
If you'll settle for gold-plated pageants, for muscular episodes and for graphic inducements to wolf-whistling, then "Samson and Delilah" is for you. Full Review
New York Times
Mar 25, 2006
Most entertainment is gained from watching Mature going through the painful process of emoting, which is rather like watching an overlarge ham hock attempt to break out into a broad grin. Full Review
May 24, 2003

Product Description:

This dazzling biblical epic, based on the Old Testament story of the legendary strongman and the treacherous woman who betrayed him, became an instant classic in the "only by DeMille" tradition. Victor Mature stars as Samson, a proud and strong slave who gallantly fights for the love of a beautiful Philistine (Angela Lansbury). In a spectacular sequence, the rippling Samson fights a lion with his bare hands in order to gain the woman's hand in marriage as her sister, Delilah (Heddy Lamar), jealously looks on. On the evening of their wedding feast a battle erupts between Samson and jealous Philistines, tragically killing the young bride. Shattered, Samson declares vengeance on the Philistines as Delilah vows to avenge her sister's death. Samson becomes a legendary fighter of superhuman strength, unbeatable by even the greatest Philistine warriors. Only one thing can stop him--the love of a beautiful woman. DeMille creates a sumptuous oasis of Hollywood glamour in which Delilah and Samson swoon in this romantic epic that recalls the finery and splendid overblown production values of Joseph L. Mankiewicz's legendary CLEOPATRA. DeMille's passion for disaster is vividly employed in the stone-shattering climax. The film also features eye-popping costume creations from legendary designer Edith Head.

Plot Synopsis:

In Cecil B. DeMille's 1949 classic based on the Old Testament Book of Judges story, strongman Samson, who loved one Philistine woman, is ultimately betrayed by another. Academy Award Nominations: 5. Academy Awards: Best (Color) Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best (Black-and-White) Costume Design.


Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 8,309
  • UPC: 097360501049
  • Shipping Weight: 0.13/lbs (approx)
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