Omar Khayyam

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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. read more
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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.

Original Release

08/23/1957

Cast

Cornel Wilde Omar Khayyam
Michael Rennie Hasani Sabah
Debra Paget Sharain
John Derek Young Prince Malik
Raymond Massey The Shah
Yma Sumac Karina
Margaret Hayes Queen Zarada
Joan Taylor Yaffa
Perry Lopez Prince Ahmud
Sebastian Cabot The Nizam
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

William Dieterle

Writers

Barré Lyndon

Cast

Cornel Wilde Omar Khayyam
Michael Rennie Hasani Sabah
Debra Paget Sharain
John Derek Young Prince Malik
Raymond Massey The Shah
Yma Sumac Karina
Margaret Hayes Queen Zarada
Joan Taylor Yaffa
Perry Lopez Prince Ahmud
Sebastian Cabot The Nizam
Morris Ankrum Imam Nowaffak
Abraham Sofaer Tutush
Edward Platt Jayhan
James Griffith Buzorg
John Abbott Yusuf
Dick Elliott Tavern Keeper
Douglas Spencer Pigeon Keeper
Peter Adams Master Herald
Henry Brandon Commander
Kem Dibbs Tutush's Guard

Producers

Editors

Everett Douglas

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