Esther and the King (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

Esther and the King (1960)

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In this biblical costume epic, set in Persia, during the 4th-century B.C., a Judean maiden is selected by the King of Persia to take the place of his murdered queen. He does this to ease the persecution of her people.

Cast

Richard Egan
as King Ahasuerus
Denis O'Dea
as Mardoch
Renato Baldini
as Klydrathes
Daniela Rocca
as Queen Vashti
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Critic Reviews for Esther and the King

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

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…
New York Times
Top Critic

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 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
TV Guide

One of the best Biblical films, moving and trenchant.

May 28, 2005 | Full Review…
Classic Film and Television

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