Omar Khayyam
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Directed byWilliam Dieterle
Written byBarré Lyndon
Produced byFrank Freeman Jr.
StarringCornel Wilde
Michael Rennie
Debra Paget
John Derek
Edward Platt
CinematographyErnest Laszlo
Edited byEverett Douglas
Music byVictor Young
Jay Livingston
Moises Vivanco
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]

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.


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See also


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