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The Thirteenth Day: The Story of Esther (1979)

Aired as a one-hour special on ABC-TV, this drama told the Old Testament story of a young queen who had to defend both herself and her people after a power-mad advisor convinces her husband... See full summary »

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Leo Penn

Writers:

Robert Bruce (story), Norman Hudis (script) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Olivia Hussey ... Esther
Tony Musante ... King Ahasuerus
Harris Yulin ... Haman
Nehemiah Persoff ... Mordecai
Elizabeth Shepherd ... Hegai
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ... Sura
Kario Salem ... Dalphon
Tom Troupe Tom Troupe ... Teresh
Ted Wass ... Simon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raymond Burr ... Narrator (voice)
Erica Jong Erica Jong
Michael Santiago Michael Santiago
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Aired as a one-hour special on ABC-TV, this drama told the Old Testament story of a young queen who had to defend both herself and her people after a power-mad advisor convinces her husband that she must die. The story had Jewish girl Esther marrying King Ahasuerus, whose minister Haman tried to kill him. The plot was thwarted by a Jew. To get revenge, Haman convinces the king that the Jews are a threat to his throne, although neither man knows that beautiful young Esther is also Jewish. Since the king's order to kill her people cannot be reversed, the queen has to find a way to save her people and at the same time reveal to the king the true nature of the treacherous Haman. A well-done television drama, the program's familiar plot line had been used before for the features QUEEN ESTHER and ESTHER AND THE KING. Written by Campbell & Pitts

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Bible See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Very true to the biblical account.
3 January 2004 | by medfreeSee all my reviews

A portrayal of the Book of Esther from the Old Testament, this film is very true to the biblical account. Olivia Hussey is, in my view, a very underrated actress. She is very believable as Esther.

Harris Yulin as the sly, underhanded, self-serving Haman gave a brilliant portrayal of his role.

Tony Musante who played King Xerxes almost seemed to be out of his league. His Xerxes was almost childish, self-indulgent, and very naive. But then again, maybe that was a very true-to-life portrayal of the ancient Persian king.

The annual Jewish festival of Purim is celebrated in memory of Queen Esther, the brave and beautiful Jewish orphan girl who rescued her people. This film provides insight into the courage of this girl and her faith in God that is worthy of being remembered for all time. It is a shame that the movie is not available for purchase in VHS or DVD.


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