Friday, April 15, 2016

Retro Friday : Steve Reeves' audition card for SAMSON & DELILAH

Retro Friday : Old posts updated (originally posted on October 2, 2013)

As the story goes, Cecil B DeMille wanted Steve Reeves to play Samson in his upcoming production of SAMSON & DELILAH. Above is the casting card for the role. Things didn't work out, mainly because DeMille thought Reeves' body was too modern for audiences back in 1949. He didn't get the role but he went on to play HERCULES (1958 ; below), which became a huge hit.

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