Samson (play)

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Samson is a 1908 play by the French writer Henri Bernstein. It is a melodrama in which a poor man rises to become a wealthy tycoon. He marries a daughter of an aristocratic family whose impoverished relatives pressure her to wed him. The marriage proves a disaster for the protagonist, as his power is destroyed. The plot and title are a reference to the story of Samson and Delilah.


The play was adapted into four film versions:[1]


  1. ^ Goble p.38


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.