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Esther and the King

1960 - ENGLISH - MOVIE

BiographyDramaHistoryRomance

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  • Jini Score
    14%
  • Critics Score
    42%
  • Rating
    5.5/10
  • Jini Score
    14%
  • Critics Score
    42%
  • Rating
    5.5/10
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Two decades before she would gain fame and some fortune as Alexis Carrington on Dynasty (1981), Dame Joan Collins starred as Esther in this melodramatic, routine Biblical story. The setting is Persia in the fourth century B.C., 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. Esther and the King is a 1960 English-language Biography Drama film featuring Joan Collins, Richard Egan, Denis O'dea, Sergio Fantoni, Rik Battaglia, Renato Baldini and Italo Tancredi. The movie is based on Book of Esther. Galatea Film in association with Titanus. were the production houses involved in the project along with executive producer(s) Raoul Walsh and John Twist. The movie is directed by Raoul Walsh and Mario Bava. 20th Century Fox acquired the distribution rights for the motion picture. Esther and the King was released on 14th December 1960 and takes a screen time of 109 minutes. The screenplay for the movie was written by Raoul Walsh, Michael Elkins and Ennio De Concini. Cinematography was done by Mario Bava and editing by Jerry Webb. The music was composed by Francesco Lavagnino along with Roberto Nicolosi.

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Release Date14 DEC 1960
Run Time109 MINUTES
Language

English

Genre

Biography, Drama, History

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Esther and the King Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 2.5/5

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Positive Review Rating : 32%

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  • Movies Tv Guide

    Collins further undermines this travesty of the Bible, a late entry from director Raoul Walsh, by playing Esther without a shred of conviction. ( Read More )
  • Ny Times

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

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