Omar Khayyam (film)

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 Khayyam, 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.

Omar Khayyam
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Directed byWilliam Dieterle
Produced byFrank Freeman Jr.
Written byBarré Lyndon
StarringCornel Wilde
Michael Rennie
Debra Paget
John Derek
Edward Platt
Music byVictor Young
Jay Livingston
Moises Vivanco
CinematographyErnest Laszlo
Edited byEverett Douglas
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 23, 1957 (1957-08-23)
Running time
101 min
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.2 million (US rental)[1]


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

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