Esther and the King
Esther and the King (1960)

Just over a decade before she would gain fame and some fortune as Alexis Carrington in television's Dynasty series, Joan Collins starred as Esther in this melodramatic, routine Biblical story. The setting is Persia in the 4th century… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 15, 2000
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

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

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Collins further undermines this travesty of the Bible, a late entry from director Raoul Walsh, by playing Esther without a shred of conviction.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

One of the best Biblical films, moving and trenchant.

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