- Written for the 1957 film, Omar Khayyam. Directed by William Dieterle, starring Cornel Wilde, Michael Rennie, and Debar Paget.
- Omar Khayyam was one of the greatest Persian poets. He was also a brilliant mathematician. Though his quatrains were written in the 11th century, they are still popular the world over. The details of his life are unknown, so this movie invents a biography for him and includes in it his real achievements - the invention of a new calendar and the penning of those epigrammatic poems. This film has him romancing a sultan's bride and foiling the assassin sect's plot to kill the sultan's son.
|WRITTEN BY RAY EVANS & JAY LIVINGSTON, VICTOR YOUNG|