|Richard Egan||King Ahasuerus|
|Daniela Rocca||Queen Vashti|
In Persia, King Ahasuerus is in search of a new queen. Simon, an ally of the king, is set to marry Esther, 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 . If Esther can make it to the throne without Haman's intervening, the Jews will have royal protection.