Esther and the King (1960)
ESTHER AND THE KING
Directed by Mario Bava and Raoul Walsh
Cast: Joan Collins, Richard Egan, Dennis O'Dea
This biblical tale centers upon Esther (Joan Collins), a young woman escorted away prior to her wedding to another man and taken to the palace of the King Ahasuerus of Persia (Richard Egan). The king is looking for a new bride due to the unfaithful behavior of his previous wife and his selection is Esther, who unbeknownst to him as a Jew. Seeing her people being persecuted by members of the king's staff, Esther decides to dedicate her life to bringing peace to her people through her marriage to King Ahasuerus. Esther is aided in her task by her uncle Mordecai (Dennis O'Dea), a member of the king's staff who helps Esther hide her true heritage in order to fulfill her destiny.
Directors: Raoul Walsh
Actors: Joan Collins, Richard Egan