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, MUSIC BY VICTOR YOUNG
Kay Cee Jones, The Loves of Omar Khayyam / You I Love, Decca Records, 9-30329, 1957