Sodom and Gomorrah

A low point in Aldrich's erratic career, this tale of Lot's dealings with the treacherous inhabitants of the twin cities of evil never lives up to its first line of dialogue, in which a beautiful spy is warned to 'Beware of the Sodomites', who come up and capture her from behind. Sin is suggested by languid groups of people, nattily dressed in '60s evening gowns, lolling around on the floor, while the virtuous Hebrews look more like a bunch of self-sufficient drongos droning on about making the land fertile. Granger's Lot wields a mighty staff, Anouk is as charmingly beautiful as ever as the evil Queen of Sodom, and Baker gets by on leering at every woman who comes near. Watchable for Ken Adam's sets, though God's final destruction of the cities is very tacky. They don't make 'em like this any more.

Release details

Duration: 153 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Robert Aldrich
Screenwriter: Hugo Butler, Giorgio Prosperi
Cast: Stewart Granger
Anouk Aimée
Stanley Baker
Pier Angeli
Rossana Podesta
Claudia Mori
Daniele Vargas
Rik Battaglia
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