Lot in Sodom

Lot in Sodom Information

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.


  • Friedrich Haak as Lot
  • Hildegarde Watson as Lot's wife
  • Dorothea Haus as Lot's daughter
  • Lewis Whitbeck as the angel

See also

  • Sodom und Gomorrha (1922) - an Austrian film directed by Michael Curtiz
  • Sodom and Gomorrah (1963) - a film directed by Robert Aldrich which depicts the destruction of the two cities for their decadence and human cruelty.
  • Nitrate Kisses (1992) - an experimental film by Barbara Hammer that uses footage from Lot in Sodom.

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