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Esther and the King (1960)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, History | 14 December 1960 (USA)
When a modern-day girl faces a big challenge in her life, her mother teaches her about the power of fasting by sharing the story of a heroine from the Bible.

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When a modern-day girl faces a big challenge in her life, her mother teaches her about the power of fasting by sharing the story of a heroine from the Bible.

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The Most Celebrated Love Adventure of All...From the Greatest Book of All!


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This was first announced as a Hedy Lamarr vehicle in 1953. See more »

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King Ahasuerus: Now I will stem the ambitions of that young Macedonian upstart. Whar's his name?
Haman: Alexander.
King Ahasuerus: That's it.
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Version of VeggieTales: Esther, the Girl Who Became Queen (2000) See more »

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Peplum adaptation of Old Testament book
23 August 2008 | by (Seattle WA) – See all my reviews

What do you get when you put middle-range American stars in the leading roles in a peplum film? Pretty good peplum, that's what. Contrary to what one might expect, "Esther and the King" is not a lavish Hollywood historical spectacle in the mode of DeMille, but is an Italian production using Joan Collins and Richard Egan to play the eponymous characters. For this reason the film is often characterized as a bargain-basement epic, whereas it is actually a peplum with a slightly higher than average budget. Appealing performances by the leads, a delightfully schlocky musical score, a good story, and atmospheric sets and cinematography makes this an enjoyable sword-&-sandal effort.


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