Esther and the King (1960)

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Esther and the King (1960)

Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2021, 16:04

Italian title: Ester e il re
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Director
Raoul Walsh
Mario Bava (credited as Director of Photography, but widely rumoured to have been assistant or co-director)

Storyline
To be added
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Re: Esther and the King (1960)

Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2021, 16:28


Cast
(actors credited in the English version)
Note: All Italian versions of this film that I have seen came with the English credits, so it's possible, since it was a Hollywood production shot in Italy, that there never were separate Italian credits
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Joan Collins
Esther

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Richard Egan
King Ahasuerus of Persia

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Denis O'Dea
Mordecai

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Sergio Fantoni
Haman

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Rik Battaglia
(credited as Rick Battaglia)
Simon

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Renato Baldini
Klydrathes

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Gabriele Tinti
Samuel

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Rosalba Neri
Keresh

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Walter Williams
(credited as Robert Buchanan)
Hegai, the harem keeper

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Daniela Rocca
Queen Vashti

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Folco Lulli
Tobias

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Re: Esther and the King (1960)

Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2021, 17:26


Uncredited actors
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Ennio Antonelli
Jewish man

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Elio Bonadonna
Wrestling soldier

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Pietro Ceccarelli
Wrestling soldier

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Aldo Cecconi
Jewish fighter

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Calogero Chiarenza
Man of Esther's village

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"Chiarenza's Cousin"
Man of Esther's village

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Vincenzo De Palo
1. Man of Esther's village
2. Courtier

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Gianni Di Segni
1. Schumer, one of Haman's guards
2. Jewish man

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George Ehling
Guard who admits Simon to the palace
George was a Facebook contact of mine before his death in 2016 and he identified himself in this role

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Umberto Felici
Man at Esther's wedding

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Thea Fleming
Courtier

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Germana Francioli
Concubine

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Armando Fracassi
Man of Esther's village

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Mario Ghignone
Wrestling soldier

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"Gorgon's Victim"
Man at Esther's wedding
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Re: Esther and the King (1960)

Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2021, 18:03


Uncredited actors
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Giulio Mauroni
Palace guard presenting treasure to the King

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Alba Maiolini
Jewish woman

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Loredana Nusciak
Concubine

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Vladimiro Picciafuochi
Soldier massaging the King / Soldier who delivers Klydrathes' head

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Aldo Pini
One of Haman's guards

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"Polar Beard"
Jewish man

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Renzo Pevarello
Guard at the execution

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Laura Rosci
Concubine

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Howard Ross
Soldier

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Claudio Ruffini
1. Guard
2. Soldier (uncertain identification)

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Attilio Severini
Soldier giving a cup to the King

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Italo Tancredi
Gisko

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Anita Todesco
Concubine
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Re: Esther and the King (1960)

Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2021, 18:28


Unidentified actors
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Esther's handmaidens

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Executioner

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The King's commander

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Nathan (the man at the front) and other men of Esther's village

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Daniela Rocca's double
Reportedly director Raoul Walsh did not like Daniela, so he used her rather obvious double for her big dance number

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Singer

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Soldier pouring wine for the King

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Queen Vashti's handmaidens

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Dancers
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Re: Esther and the King (1960)

Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2021, 18:43


Unidentified actors
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Courtiers

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Concubines and their handmaidens
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Re: Esther and the King (1960)

Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2021, 18:57


Unidentified actors
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Guards faithful to Haman and Klydrathes

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Palace guards

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Soldiers faithful to the King
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Re: Esther and the King (1960)

Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2021, 19:05


Unidentified actors
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Jews

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People at Esther's wedding

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Re: Esther and the King (1960)

Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2021, 19:11

I was wondering if this might be Giulio Mauroni in the centre? He seems to resemble the clean-shaven Mauroni we have identified in Maciste nella terra dei ciclopi from the following year
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Re: Esther and the King (1960)

Post by PeplumParadise » 28/04/2021, 19:17

and it looks like here's that bearded man again from Erode il grande - with 5 roles he looks like he'll be deserving of a topic before long viewtopic.php?f=75&t=840&start=10#p36575
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