Sodom and Gomorrah (1962, USA/ITA/FRA) C-155m. ** D: Robert Aldrich. Starring Stwart Granger, Pier Angeli, Stanley Baker, Rossana Podestà, Rik Battaglia, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Scilla Gabel, Antonio De Teffè (Anthony Steffen), Gabriele Tinti, Enzo Fiermonte, Daniele Vargas, Claudia Mori, Mimmo Palmara, Anouk Aimée, Tom Felleghy, Alice & Ellen Kessler. Second-rate biblical epic (not even in widescreen) about Hebrew Granger who leads his people toward title communities, learns that it's a city of vice. Talky drama, every bit as stale as standard sword-and-sandal fare, despite having a very good director at the helm (and Sergio Leone directing the second unit!). Score by Miklós Rozsa.

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