5.1/10
81
6 user 4 critic

Sins of Jezebel (1953)

Approved | | Drama, History | 4 September 1953 (USA)
The aging Ahab, king of Israel, comes under the influence of a young and beautiful but scheming pagan woman named Jezebel and, against the advice of his advisers and the prophet Elijah, ... See full summary »

Director:

Reginald Le Borg

Writer:

Richard H. Landau (as Richard Landau)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A man on a fishing trip with three of his friends receives a blow to the head that makes him lose his memory. Three years later it all comes back to him, but on the day it does one of the men who was on the trip with him turns up dead.

Director: Terence Fisher
Stars: Paulette Goddard, William Sylvester, Patrick Holt
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A female Borgia is sent out to live up to the family name by killing someone, but falls in love with her intended victim.

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Stars: John Lund, Paulette Goddard, Macdonald Carey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Hassan, the Kadi of Bagdad, has a harem housing twelve beauties, but concentrates his attention on Zohara. A newcomer, Kyra, introduces rebellion into the by the unheard of act of ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Stars: Paulette Goddard, Gypsy Rose Lee, Richard Ney
Anna Lucasta (1949)
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young woman who is disowned by her alcoholic father turns to prostitution to support herself; her scheming brother-in-law devises a plan to marry her off and make some money in the process.

Director: Irving Rapper
Stars: Paulette Goddard, William Bishop, John Ireland
Vice Squad (1953)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Police procedural film following a few cases assigned to LAPD captain of detectives Barney Barnaby.

Director: Arnold Laven
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Paulette Goddard, K.T. Stevens
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A prominent politician is preparing to expose a financial scandal. But then a woman who has invested heavily in the shady venture threatens to uncover a damaging secret in the politician's ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Korda
Stars: Paulette Goddard, Michael Wilding, Diana Wynyard
Comedy | Music | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Three short stories revolving around the topic of the daily question posed by the roving reporter to the readers of a daily newspaper.

Directors: Leslie Fenton, King Vidor, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Paulette Goddard, Burgess Meredith, James Stewart
Paris Model (1953)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The story of a dress and the effects it has on the women who wear it begs the question of where is O.Henry when he is needed. "Nude at Midnight", a new and daring Paris style creation is ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Marilyn Maxwell, Paulette Goddard, Eva Gabor
The Torch (1950)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A revolutionary and his band take over a small Mexican town. The townspeople begin to take sides over whether to fight him, join forces with him or just try to get along with him.

Director: Emilio Fernández
Stars: Paulette Goddard, Pedro Armendáriz, Gilbert Roland
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A penniless countess falls in love with a cad, unaware that he is also involved on the side with her beautiful daughter.

Director: Francesco Maselli
Stars: Claudia Cardinale, Rod Steiger, Shelley Winters
Hazard (1948)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

As part of a bet, a compulsive gambler agrees to marry the winner, a professional gambler. Before he can "collect," she skips town. The gambler hires a private detective to track her down so he can collect his "winnings."

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Paulette Goddard, Macdonald Carey, Fred Clark
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A group of nurses returning from the war in the Phillippines recall their experiences in combat and in love.

Director: Mark Sandrich
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Paulette Goddard ... Jezebel
George Nader ... Jehu
Eduard Franz ... Ahab
John Hoyt ... Elijah / Narrator
Ludwig Donath ... Naboth
John Shelton ... Loram
Joe Besser ... Yonkel - master of chariots
Margia Dean ... Deborah
Carmen D'Antonio ... Solo Dancer
Edit

Storyline

The aging Ahab, king of Israel, comes under the influence of a young and beautiful but scheming pagan woman named Jezebel and, against the advice of his advisers and the prophet Elijah, marries her. Her plan to introduce her pagan idols to Israel angers God, who decides to wreak vengeance on Israel. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Most shameless sirens of all the ages!

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den syndefulde Jesabel See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Color:

Color (Ansco Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Re-released in Italy in 1959 under the new, more "macho" title, "Il Re D'Israeli." See more »

Quotes

Deborah: [referring to Jezebel] She is very beautiful, isn't she, Jehu?
[Jehu stares at Jezebel and does not reply]
Deborah: I said she is very beautiful, isn't she?
Jehu: Oh, yes. She is very beautiful.
Deborah: ...and very evil.
Jehu: Why did you say that, Deborah?
Deborah: Perhaps because I'm a woman... 'cause I can see things in another woman that a man cannot see.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Bargain Basement Biblical.
24 October 2006 | by phillindholmSee all my reviews

Paulette Goddard, a beautiful star of the 1940s, was given her first big break by immortal comedian Charlie Chaplin. He starred her opposite himself in his classic film "Modern Times" in which she played his young companion. She also became his wife (though they would eventually divorce). Nevertheless, she and Claire Bloom were the only Chaplin leading ladies to go on to prestigious careers of their own. Vivacious Paulette made such classics as "The Cat And The Canary", "So Proudly We Hail (Oscar nomination), "The Great Dictator" (again opposite Chaplin) and "Kitty". She also made a few films with Cecil B. DeMille--most notably, "Northwest Mounted Police". By the 1950s, however, her box office appeal had faded, and her age (she claimed to have been born in 1911, but the true date was 1905) had finally caught up with her. After "Bride Of Vengeance", her last film at Paramount (where she was under contract) flopped, she and the studio parted ways, and she was on her own. For the next four years, she made a handful of low-budget quickies, none of which revived her fading career. "Sins Of Jezebel" is one of the more interesting ones, though. Made on an unbelievable $100,000 budget,it was reportedly completed in all of three days),but, that's probably just the length of time Paulette filmed her scenes. (She worked on 'Vice Squad'' (1952) for just three days as well. Paulette starred as the infamous Biblical queen, who attempts to replace God with her own Pagan idol, Baal. Opposite her (eventually) is a young George Nader, playing a servant of King Ahab (Eduard Franz), who quickly falls for her after she marries the weak willed King. As might be expected, production values are extremely low, though in an attempt to cash in on the then-popular Biblical epics ("The Robe", "Demitrius and the Gladiators" among others), it was filmed in color and wide screen. The script is serviceable, the photography is above average, and Goddard, Nader, and Franz give good performances. Paulette still boasted a trim figure, though at 48 years old, she was obviously past her prime. Nevertheless, this film, as a fairly straightforward retelling of the Bible story remains watchable and entertaining. Rarely seen on TV these days, VCI Communications has just released it on a DVD double bill with "Queen of the Amazons" (about which the less said, the better). There is minor print damage, and the sound is poor, but it's presented in Anamorphic Widescreen and the color is still attractive. All things considered, it's a welcome release of an obscure film.


14 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed