Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, Samson and Delilah, This telling of the Old Testament tale as Samson, a playful Hebrew who suffers from an ill-fated attraction to Philistine women, particularly a golden-haired huntress named Semadar. Through the machinations of Semadar’s conniving advisors, Samson earns the hand of a Philistine woman in marriage. Instead of Semadar, they give him Delilah, whom he spurns, which sets in motion her elaborate plans to find the secret of Samson’s strength, and avenge herself of the jilting. She delivers the helpless Samson to the Philistines, ordering that he be put to work as a slave. Blinded and humiliated by his enemies.
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Directed by John Ford, Wyatt Earp and his brothers Morgan and Virgil ride into Tombstone and leave brother James in charge of their cattle herd. As the enforcer of law in the town of Tombstone, Ariz., Wyatt Earp must balance keeping unruly criminals in line with tracking down and bringing to justice the men who killed his brothers, Morgan and Virgil. With help from Doc Holliday, with whom he maintains a tepid friendship, Earp’s pursuit ultimately involves the history-making confrontation at the OK Corral.
Directed by Delmer Daves, The story picks up at the point where “The Robe” ends, following the martyrdom of Diana and Marcellus. Christ’s robe is conveyed to Peter for safe-keeping, but the emperor Caligula wants it back to benefit from its powers. Marcellus’ former slave Demetrius seeks to prevent this and he winds up fighting in the arena, and wavers in his faith.
Directed by Henry Koster, THE ROBE is a Biblical epics, a Roman who, after leading the crucifixion of Christ, takes home Jesus robe and is subsequently torn by nightmares and guilt. A distraught Marcellus makes his way back to Palestine, where a humble attempt to discover more about the man who died by his hand puts him on a miraculous path toward redemption.