Esther and the King
Esther and the King (1960)

In this biblical costume epic, set in Persia, during the 4th-century B.C., a Judean maiden is selected by the King of Persia to take the place of his murdered queen. He does this to ease the persecution of her people.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 14, 1960
DVD 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

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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