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When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret.
Cecil B. DeMille owned the filming rights to H.G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds, and every producer and studio wanted to make the movie. DeMille decided to allow producer and good friend George Pal access to the rights, and in 1953, Pal produced the first movie version: The War of the Worlds (1953). As a tribute to DeMille, Samson and Delilah is the movie that Ann Robinson and Lewis Martin are buying tickets to see when the invading Martians first appear in a blazing meteor, plummeting to Earth.
Before the dawn of history, ever since the first man discovered his soul, he has struggled against the forces that sought to enslave him. He saw the awful power of nature rage against him. The evil eye of the lightning... The terrifying voice of the...
When Delilah is sitting on the balcony, shadows fall on the blue sky behind her, revealing it to be a wall on the set.
Although the opening credits mention "Holy Land Photography," the second-unit location shooting occurred in North Africa (Algiers and Morocco), not Palestine or the Middle East.
Previous home media releases of the film (LaserDisc, VHS) did not include the overture and exit music. They were restored for Paramount's official DVD release in 2013 and the subsequent Blu-ray release in 2014.
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