Samson and Delilah

Synopsis: Though his people, the Israelites, are enslaved by the Philistines, Samson, strongest man of the tribe of Dan, falls in love with the Philistine Semadar, whom he wins by virtue of a contest of strength. But Semadar betrays him, and Samson engages in a fight with her real love, Ahtur, and his soldiers. Semadar is killed, and her sister Delilah, who had loved Samson in silence, now vows vengeance against him. She plans to seduce Samson into revealing the secret of his strength and then to betray him to the Philistine leader, the Saran.
Director(s): Cecil B. DeMille
Production: Paramount Home Video
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 5 nominations.
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131 min

the way I used to, and not so many years long ago.

Run along or your mother

will be tanning your hide too.

Yeah, that's the truth.

Now look what you've done.

Oh, you're a stubborn, witless ox.

l'm your son.

Oh, Samson, why can't you be like

our neighbors' sons...

Content to watch their fathers' flocks

And choose a wife from our own village?

Forbidden figs are sweeter.

But the sweetest figs grow

right in your own garden.

Morning to night,

Miriam's hands are never idle.

No cross words ever pass her lips.

You would harness this angel to her.

Stubborn, witless ox?

Oh, you're not all bad, Samson.

But your eyes always find

what they shouldn't.

Why, a wife like Miriam

would bring out the good in you.

A man must marry where

his heart leads him, little mother.

A man's heart can be blind, son.

Samson, Samson!

Some Philistine soldiers at the well.

Who this time, father?

The old storyteller.

The soldiers have gone,

the trouble's have passed.

Well the trouble with him isn't passed.

Tell Miriam what you just told me.

Now, Hazell.

You wait until you hear what

this find son of yours is about.

Go on. Tell her.

Go on.

This time, you must have

done something really terrible.

Miriam, you're further

above me than the moon.

But not as hard to reach.

Only stretch out your hand.

l don't want to hurt you, Miriam.

You're like a sparrow,

so gentle and...

That's a very gentle way of telling me

that you're in love with someone else?

You always see through people as...

if they were cobwebs.

l hear you saw a woman in Timnath.


And l can't forget her.

lt is the same with me.

l can't forget you.


l'll always be here.

What did l tell you?

He wants to marry a Philistine.


You would not bring this shame upon us.

There's no shame in marriage, father.

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