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Two decades 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... See full summary »
Michael Elkins, a writer from Lichtenstein, completed the first draft of the film's script in February 1960. In April, Walsh wrote an outline of the story and commented that the script should build up the romance between Esther and Simon. In late June, Walsh and Elkins finished the final script.
The time is 2,500 years ago. The place is Persia. The man is Ahasuerus, king of the Medes and the Persians, ruler of 127 provinces, the most powerful man on Earth. The army is the conqueror of all the lands from India to Ethiopia. They are returning...
Corn fields appear in several exterior scenes. Corn was cultivated only in the Americas in the days of Esther and Ahasuerus.
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