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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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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 The Book of Esther (2013) See more »

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Nice looking costumes, good looking actors, bad movie!
15 March 2004 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is a good looking movie, too bad it is so mediocre. Joan Collins is beautiful and her acting is okay, but it can't save this movie. The other actors were okay too. This movie was hampered by the campy dialogue and a mediocre script. I was unhappy that partway through the movie, the story veers away from the traditional bible story of Queen Esther. I heard that this movie is one of Joan Collins' least favorite movies, and I understand why now. Somehow, if the writer of this movie had gone the traditional route of Queen Esther accusing Haman at the banquet, there would be the much needed drama and excitement.

However, if anyone has a hankering to see a real campy film filled with pretty people, pretty clothes and silly dialogue, this is it!

I give this movie a "D".


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