Esther and the King
1960, Historic / Epic
In Persia, King Ahasuerus (Richard Egan) is in search of a new queen. Simon (Rik Battaglia), an ally of the king, is set to marry Esther (Joan Collins), a Jewish woman, but she is taken away as a possible mate for Ahasuerus. Simon is initially furious, but soon discovers that all Jewish people are threatened by the machinations of villainous official Haman (Sergio Fantoni). If Esther can make it to the throne without Haman's intervening, the Jews will have royal protection.