Sodom and Gomorrah

Sodom and Gomorrah


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This 153-minute Biblical epic about salt and sin is directed by Robert Aldrich and has enough dynamic interactions between its chief protagonists to sustain interest in-between climactic scenes. Stewart Granger is Lot, the Hebrew leader who takes his people to camp in the Valley of Jordan only to find that they are caught between the Helamites on the one hand, and the wicked Queen Bera (Anouk Aimee) on the other. She rules over the twin cesspools of Sodom and Gomorrah and is beleaguered by a crafty brother who wants the scepter she now wields. The Queen makes a pact with Lot that he can stay with the Hebrews in the valley as long as he defends it -- she wants to use him and the Hebrews as a first line of defense against the Helamites. To seal the pact, she gives Lot her best slave Ildith (Pier Angeli) to be his wife. Adventures and excitement prevails as Lot and the Hebrews brave one challenge after the other -- until Lot realizes that his people are being corrupted by the environment of Sodom and Gomorrah and eventually receives a Divine vision and knows he has to lead the Hebrews away from here. Special effects are impressive and take much of the impact away from the fate of Ildith, as she turns one last time to look back at the crumbling cities.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/15/1995
UPC: 0086162174636
Original Release: 1962
Source: 20th Century Fox

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Stewart Lot
Anna Maria Pier Angeli Ildith
Stanley Baker Astaroth
Anouk Aimée Queen Bera
Rossana Podestà Shuch
Claudia Mori Maleb
Rik Battaglia Melchir
Feodor Chaliapin Alabias
Enzo Fiermonte Eber
Scilla Gabel Tamar
Giovanna Galletti Malik
Al Silvani Nacor
Vito de Taranto Captain
Alice Kessler Dancer
Ellen Kessler Actor
Francesco Tensi 1st Old Man
Liana DelBalzo Hebrew Woman
Mimmo Palmara Arno
Anthony Steffen The Captain
Gabriele Tinti Lieutenant
Daniele Vargas Segur
Giacomo Rossi-Stuart Ishmael

Technical Credits
Robert Aldrich Director
Ken Adam Production Designer
Giancarlo Bartolini-Salimbene Costumes/Costume Designer
Gino Brosio Set Decoration/Design
Hugo Butler Screenwriter
Emilio D'Andria Set Decoration/Design
Silvano Ippoliti Cinematographer
Cyril Knowles Cinematographer
Goffredo Lombardo Producer
Mario Montuori Cinematographer
Giorgio Prosperi Screenwriter
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer
Euclide Santoli Makeup
Archie Savage Choreography
Peter Tanner Editor
Serse Urbisaglia Special Effects
Wally Veevers Special Effects
Lee Zavitz Special Effects

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