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Esther and the King

Esther and the King (1960)

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Just over a decade 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

Jun 15, 2000

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The best to be said for this chromo ... is that it drives one more spike into the coffin of these synthetic biblical films.

May 9, 2005 Full Review Source: New York Times
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Collins further undermines this travesty of the Bible, a late entry from director Raoul Walsh, by playing Esther without a shred of conviction.

March 5, 2014 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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One of the best Biblical films, moving and trenchant.

May 28, 2005 Full Review Source: Classic Film and Television
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