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Esther and the King (1960)

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109 min | Biography, Drama, History

Two decades before she would gain fame and some fortune as Alexis Carrington in television's Dynasty series, Joan Collins starred as Esther in this melodramatic, routine Biblical story. The setting is Persia in the 4th century BC, as ...See moreTwo decades before she would gain fame and some fortune as Alexis Carrington in television's Dynasty series, Joan Collins starred as Esther in this melodramatic, routine Biblical story. The setting is Persia in the 4th century BC, as Esther comes to the attention of the recently widowed King Ahasuerus. The king has been trying to stifle and defeat the campaign of hatred fomented against the Jews by his evil minister Haman (Sergio Fantoni). Before the King can pair off with Esther and defeat the villainous Haman, there are several intervening adventures and an additional, attractive woman who competes for attention. See less
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Directors
Raoul Walsh | Mario Bava (version: Italian)
Writers
Raoul Walsh (screenplay) | Michael Elkins (screenplay)
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Updated Nov 18, 1960

Release date
Dec 14, 1960 (United States)

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Joan Collins
Esther Esther   See fewer
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Richard Egan
King Ahasuerus King Ahasuerus   See fewer
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Denis O'Dea
Mordecai Mordecai   See fewer
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Rik Battaglia
Simon (as Rick Battaglia) Simon (as Rick Battaglia)   See fewer
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Renato Baldini
Klydrathes Klydrathes   See fewer
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Rosalba Neri
Keresh Keresh   See fewer
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Daniela Rocca
Queen Vashti Queen Vashti   See fewer
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Folco Lulli
Tobiah Tobiah   See fewer
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Omero Capanna
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pietro Ceccarelli
Bald Gladiator (uncredited) Bald Gladiator (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Ehling
Gladiator (uncredited) Gladiator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ombretta Ostenda
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Aldo Pini
Capitain of the Guards (uncredited) Capitain of the Guards (uncredited)   See fewer
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Howard Ross
Gladiator (uncredited) Gladiator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claudio Ruffini
Persian Guard (uncredited) Persian Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Attilio Severini
Persian Soldier giving a Cup to Ahasverus (uncredited) Persian Soldier giving a Cup to Ahasverus (uncredited)   See fewer
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Italo Tancredi
Gisco (uncredited) Gisco (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.5 / 10 | 547 votes