A classic film Still – Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr

This film is technically just outside of the Fifties being released in 1949 but a great film nonetheless – and starring two actors who were well able to add some zest to any production – and they certainly did in this one – Samson and Delilah.

Samson and Delilah

This lovely colour still is scanned from an old film annual of the time – and in those days whatever process they used I do not know but somehow the colour had a special brightness and sharpness that is very much of the era – difficult to say what it is but a sort of old fashioned classy look and eye catching too.

This is Victor Mature’s most memorable film and Hedy Lamarr’s too.

George Sanders,even in a biblical epic remains the original English scoundrel and gentleman!The acting of others is equally professional and convincing.Thr direction and editing is brilliant.

The later part of the film has a lot of passion and pathos with Victor Mature excelling as the blind Samson.   The destruction of the temple still evokes wonder and awe even after all these years and remains a very fine and enjoyable film – one of the best of its kind.

 

Film trailer as above

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