Lot in Sodom

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Lot in Sodom
Directed by James Sibley Watson
Melville Webber
Starring Friedrich Haak
Hildegarde Watson
Dorothea Haus
Lewis Whitbeck
Music by Louis Siegel
Release date
  • 1933 (1933)
Running time
28 min
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

Lot in Sodom (1933) is a short silent experimental film, based on the Biblical tale of the city of Sodom and Gomorrah. It was directed by James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber.

The movie uses experimental techniques, avant-garde imagery and strong allusions to sexuality, especially homosexuality.

Louis Siegel was the sound composer, according to the film's opening credits.


The story is much closer to the tale than other films like Sodom and Gomorrah.

Sodom is a place of sin. An angel appears there and he is welcomed by Lot. The people of Sodom want to have sex with him. Lot refuses; then the angel tells him to escape the city with his wife and daughter. Sodom is then destroyed by flames; Lot's wife is turned to a pillar of salt for having looked back.

All intertitles are quotes from the Bible.


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