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    Biblical Film Series: Samson and Delilah

    Presented by at Harry Ransom Center

    July 12, 2012


    Biblical Film Series: Samson and Delilah

    The Biblical Film Series continues at the Harry Ransom Center with Cecil B. DeMille’s Samson and Delilah (1949), starring Hedy Lamarr and Victor Mature, on Thursday, July 12, at 7 p.m.

    Based on the Biblical account found in the Book of Judges, this film tells the story of Samson (Mature), the strongest man in the tribe of Dan. After a confrontation takes the life of Samson's betrothed, Semadar (Angela Lansbury), her sister Delilah (Lamarr) vows to avenge her by seducing Samson, learning the secret of his strength, and betraying him to the Philistines. The film runs 131 minutes.
    This program is in conjunction with the exhibition The King James Bible: Its History and Influence, on display through July 29. Four hundred years after its first printing, the King James translation of the Bible remains a vital work whose language permeates contemporary music, literature, and everyday speech. The exhibition tells the little-known story of one of the most widely read and printed books in the history of the English language.

    The event is free, but donations are welcome. Seating is limited. Line forms upon arrival of the first patron, and doors open 30 minutes in advance.

    Mark your calendars for the final film in the series: Solomon and Sheba (1959) on July 26.

    Harry Ransom Center

    300 West 21st Street
    Austin, TX 78712

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