Sex, torture and betrayal in Biblical Sodom and Gomorrah. Lot, leader of the Hebrews, believes his people can co-exist with the Sodomites, a disastrous decision. Written by
Jeanne Armintrout <Jeannee@uwyo.edu>
This is one of the lesser seen biblical epics and has not been shown in Britain for many years.It is,however,a worthy edition to this particular genre of epic and is splendidly mounted by Robert Aldrich who elicits fine performances from all the cast,particularly Anouk Aimee as the evil queen of Sodom.The action scenes are spectacularly realised with a battle halfway through which is superbly well orchestrated and is one of the best of its type.Stewart Granger,an under-rated and imposing actor(in the Heston mode)is very good as the Hebrew leader Lot and convinces as a leader of men;especially when he implores to his people "DO NOT ALLOW YOURSELVES TO BEND TO THE SODOMITES";perhaps the wisest advice ever uttered by a screen character!
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