Samson (1961)

Genres - Adventure, Fantasy  |   Sub-Genres - Costume Adventure, Religious Epic, Sword-and-Sandal  |   Release Date - Sep 11, 1961 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Italy  |  
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Samson (Brad Harris), the hero of the ancient Middle East, is taken prisoner along with his two friends near the city of Sulom -- this surprises him because the city was known to be friendly, and the queen, Mila (Irena Prosen), is a personal friend of his. He is more surprised when he learns -- after breaking out of the palace prison -- that Mila is no longer queen, having been replaced by the ambitious Romilda (Mara Berni) and the ruthless mercenary leader Warkala (Serge Gainsbourg). He survives various attempts by Romilda to drug him and sway him romantically, while the lady-in-waiting Jasmine (Brigitte Corey) works to secure Mila's release. But Warkala -- who wants the kingdom's treasure and will stop at nothing to get it -- proves almost too devious and treacherous for any of them, including Romilda.



hair, political-intrigue, queen [royalty], seduction