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Sins of Jezebel (1953)

Approved | | Drama, History | 4 September 1953 (USA)
The aging Ahab, king of Israel, comes under the influence of a young and beautiful but scheming pagan woman named Jezebel and, against the advice of his advisers and the prophet Elijah, ... See full summary »

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The aging Ahab, king of Israel, comes under the influence of a young and beautiful but scheming pagan woman named Jezebel and, against the advice of his advisers and the prophet Elijah, marries her. Her plan to introduce her pagan idols to Israel angers God, who decides to wreak vengeance on Israel. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Most shameless sirens of all the ages!

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Jezebel: [bows before Ahab's presence] My king.
King Ahab: [stunned by Jezebel's beauty] Jezebel... I dared not hoped, I dared not dreamed.
Jezebel: You do not have to dream, my future husband.
King Ahab: Already you have captured my heart. As my queen, you shall capture the heart of all Israel.
Jezebel: To capture your heart, Ahab, is to capture all Israel.
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"And the dogs shall eat Jezebel, by the walls of Jezreel..."
3 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

Although this is a very low budget epic, it is surprisingly effective and very similar to the plot of the later lavish "Solomon and Sheba." The Israelite King Ahab ( Edouard Franz), against the warning of the prophet Elijah (John Hoyt)persists in marrying a notorious pagan woman, the seductive Jezebel. This maneater (played by Paulette Goddard with the same sinuous and zesty relish she gave to her role as Lucretia Borgia in "Bride of Vengeance")soon has the smitten old fool reduced to a jelly and obedient to her every whim, including permission to introduce the worship of her false god to Israel. Woe unto Israel, as it's jealous and angry God punishes His errant followers with drought. Jezebel challenges Elijah to a contest between himself and the priests of Baal to bring rain. Events come rapidly to a head as the terrible prophecy concerning Jezebel inevitably arrives.


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