SAMSON AND DELILAH

Cecil B. DeMille's spectacular period movie in Technicolor was the biggest box office success of 1949, hurtling Hedy Lamarr to the peak of her Hollywood career.

The Israelites believe that Samson, who has superhuman strength, is chosen to liberate them from the Philistines. Yet the hero becomes a victim of intrigue and betrayal. Rejected by him, Delilah discovers the secret of Samson's strength and delivers him to his enemies. Cecil B. DeMille's spectacular period movie in Technicolor was the biggest box office success of 1949, hurtling Hedy Lamarr to the peak of her Hollywood career. (Sachiko Schmidt)

Screenings: 
Sunday, 01. July 20:00 Filmmuseum Potsdam Tickets

Introduction: Prof. Frank Stern

Credits: 

USA 1949, feature film, 127 min., original English version

Director: Cecil B. deMille

International distribution: Park Circus, UK
Cinematography: George Barnes
Editor: Anne Bauchens
Music: Victor Young
Cast: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders