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Samson and Delilah

1949

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  • If you can tolerate the hokeyness and appreciate the unabashed sado-masochism and bondage fantasies, you’re likely to find this 1949 feature one of Cecil B. De Mille’s most enjoyable sword-and-sandal epics, delivered with his characteristic showmanship.

  • One of Groucho Marx’s most famous wisecracks noted the disparity in the chest development of the movie’s two stars. Still, Mature and Lamarr are excellently suited to play world-historical lovers. Given his naïve overconfidence, her seductive wiles and their massive mutual narcissism, they’d have been well matched in a film adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra” — provided, of course, that it was silent.

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