Omar Khayyam (film)

Omar Khayyam

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Directed by William Dieterle
Produced by Frank Freeman Jr.
Written by Barré Lyndon
Starring Cornel Wilde
Michael Rennie
Debra Paget
John Derek
Edward Platt
Music by Victor Young
Jay Livingston
Moises Vivanco
Cinematography Ernest Laszlo
Edited by Everett Douglas
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • August 23, 1957 (1957-08-23)
Running time
101 min
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.2 million (US rental)[1]

Omar Khayyam (also released as The Life, Loves and Adventures of Omar Khayyam and The Loves of Omar Khayyam) is an American movie directed by William Dieterle, filmed in 1956 (mostly on the Paramount lot) and released in 1957. It starred Cornel Wilde as Omar Khayyám, the eponymous Persian poet, Michael Rennie as Hasani Sabah, and famous exotica singer Yma Sumac as Karina. It was the final film to be scored by Victor Young (1899-1956) and was released posthumously.


See also


  1. "Top Grosses of 1957", Variety, 8 January 1958: 30

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