Sodom and Gomorrah is more than a movie based on strange sexual behavior. It displays the two cities as financial super powers. The biggest commodities are Hebrew slaves and salt. Free Hebrews, the tribe that broke off from Abraham, decided to settle across the river from Sodom and Gomorrah.
Sodom and Gomorrah starts with a blonde slave waking up after a drunken orgy. The details of the depraved party are not shown. The queen’s brother sends the blonde slave to deliver a message to the queen’s enemies. The slave turned out to be the queen’s favorite. However, that did not stop the queen from killing the slave when she was caught. After the slave’s death, Ildith has become the Queen of Sodom and Gomorrah’s new favorite. Ildith’s new status doesn’t last long when the queen decides to give Ildith to Lot, a Hebrew prophet, as a sign of friendship.
Ildith is not happy about the queen giving her away. She loved being a slave. Palace slaves were dressed in fine clothes and ate filling meals. The mine slaves in Sodom and Gomorrah was treated worse than animals.
Ildith was more outrage when the Free Hebrew women took away her clothes and put her in a dress that was fit for a tent pole. Her outrage didn’t last long. Lot caught her eye right away and he was attracted to Ildith as well. They got married. On their wedding day the queen’s brother decided to strike. Sodomites and Hebrews fought together to foil his plans. Unfortunately, the Free Hebrews land was destroyed during the battle. They had no choice, but to move into the sin cities until they could rebuild. This did not go over well. The Sodomites corrupted the Free Hebrews, including Lot. God had no choice, but to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah.
The 1963 movie was pretty good. Some critics claimed it was too long, but I enjoyed the plot. Movie writers were clever to have Lot fall in love and placing a dysfunctional royal family in Sodom and Gomorrah. The special effects were decent for a 1963 movie. The costumes were extraordinary. Costume and set designers really went all out to make the film look authentic. The movie isn’t filthy, but sexual and rape-like situations were hinted. Good movie for adults, but kids might pick up on the sexual hints. No award winning acting was done in this movie, but the actors were entertaining nonetheless. Sodom and Gomorrah doesn’t follow the bible completely, but it is still worth watching.
“Sodom and Gomorrah,” IMDb.com