Samson and Delilah

Friday Aug 3, 2007 This is a past program

Between his much lauded adaptations of Exodus, DeMille put his hyperbolic touch on this classic tale of revenge and betrayal from the Book of Judges. After the titular strongman’s Philistine bride (a young Angela Lansbury) is killed on their wedding day, her vengeful sister (a stunning Hedy Lamarr) hatches a plot to seduce and destroy him. 

Hot + Bothered: Films of Temptation and Personal Destruction

Fridays, July 6 – August 3, 8PM 

Organized jointly by the Hammer and the UCLA Film & Television Archive, Hot + Bothered is a five-night outdoor screening series featuring the disturbed downfalls of characters seduced by the unattainable. Whether an aging businessman, a Japanese prostitute, or a biblical strongman, these tortured souls are doomed by their own desires. Cash bar open at 7pm. Pre-show music at 8pm by the street busking ensemble, The Not So Lonelies. Screenings start at sundown. Content is for mature audiences. 

Supported in part by the UCLA Arts Initiative. 


Public programs are made possible, in part, by major gifts from the Annenberg Foundation and Mimi and Werner Wolfen. Additional support is provided by Laura Donnelley, Bronya and Andrew Galef, Erika Glazer, and an anonymous donor.