MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 5,145 this week

Omar Khayyam (1957)

5.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.8/10 from 175 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 2 critic

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 89 titles
created 31 Dec 2011
 
a list of 354 titles
created 28 Jun 2012
 
a list of 5909 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 763 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Omar Khayyam" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Omar Khayyam (1957)

Omar Khayyam (1957) on IMDb 5.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Omar Khayyam.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Roschdy Zem
Stars: Sami Bouajila, Denis Podalydès, Maurice Bénichou
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A professional holdup man with scruples has a young ambitious partner who covets his wife and his life. When the holdup man goes to prison, the partner cuts loose, leaving a trail of deaths behind him.

Director: Alberto De Martino
Stars: John Cassavetes, Gabriele Ferzetti, Anita Sanders
Elephant Walk (1954)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The young bride of a rich planter finds herself the only white woman at Elephant Walk tea plantation, British Ceylon.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch
The Last Hunt (1956)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Set in the early 1880s, this is the story of one of the last buffalo hunts in the Northwest. Sandy McKinzie is tired of hunting buffalo, and tired of killing-Charley on the other hand ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Lloyd Nolan
Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A murderous thief on the run with stolen loot forces a poor rancher to guide him across the desert into Mexico. Accompanying them is the rancher's wife, who happens to be the killer's former girlfriend.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Ray Milland, Anthony Quinn, Debra Paget
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Harald Berger and his Indian lover, the temple dancer Seetha, desperately flee from the shikaris (cavalry) of Eschanapur's maharajah Chandra, who burn a whole village just for letting them ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Debra Paget, Paul Hubschmid, Walter Reyer
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jerry McKibbon is a tough, no nonsense reporter, mentoring special prosecutor John Conroy in routing out corrupt officials in the city, which may even include Conroy's own police detective father as a suspect.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: William Holden, Edmond O'Brien, Alexis Smith
Certificate: GP Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A blind sculptor works on his magnum opus unaware that the skeletons he has been using for armatures are the remains of the victims of his evil wife and that he is the next target.

Director: Santos Alcocer
Stars: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Boris Karloff, Viveca Lindfors
Pray TV (1980)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A failing television station is bought out by a slick TV evangelist and starts making mountains of money in the guise of religious programming, but which is actually just an excuse to sell merchandise.

Director: Rick Friedberg
Stars: Dabney Coleman, Paul Cooper, Rosemary Alexander
Storm Fear (1955)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Cornel Wilde
Stars: Jean Wallace, Cornel Wilde, Dan Duryea
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

An old captain & his young wife share a lot of adventures after they're shipwrecked and captured by Aborigines on an island near Australia.

Director: Tim Burstall
Stars: Susannah York, Trevor Howard, Noel Ferrier
Maracaibo (1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Cornel Wilde
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Abbe Lane
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Omar Khayyam
...
Hasani Sabah
...
...
Young Prince Malik
...
The Shah
Yma Sumac ...
Margaret Hayes ...
Queen Zarada
...
Yaffa
...
The Nizam
...
Prince Ahmud
Morris Ankrum ...
Imam Nowaffak
...
Tutush
...
Jayhan
...
Buzorg
Peter Adams ...
Master Herald
Edit

Storyline

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 Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 August 1957 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

The Loves of Omar Khayyam  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In April 1957, this film was distributed on a double bill at many drive-in theaters with Dino (1957) starring Sal Mineo. See more »

Goofs

As Omar leaves the council of the Grand Master. See more »

Quotes

Yaffa: Slaves are trained to please, wives are not.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

The Loves of Omar Khayyam
Music and Lyrics by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great story, average movie
16 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

"Omar Khayyam" is in many ways a typical 50s Hollywood oriental sword and sandal epic but with a few twists and tremendous (unmet) potential. The actual story of three friends (Hassan, Omar and Nizam) goes back hundreds of years and is pretty engaging. The historical personalities of Omar and Hassan al-Sabbah are quite interesting characters. There is potentially a great film here.

The actual production is not great but it has some nice things: Michael Rennie gives a great performance as Hassani. It is one of his best things, right up there with the alien in "The Day the Earth Stood Still." It also has Raymond Massey and the great Abraham Sofaer, a distinctive character actor, as Tutush, the Sultan's brother. It has a fine score by Victor Young and some neat matte paintings of Alamut. Some of the lines are great: "I know of some other heads that should be sealed with wax and honey." But in the end it is too formulaic of a Hollywood spectacular. Cornel Wilde is too stolid. Such a rich historical backdrop and fascinating subject matter is worthy of a better film.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Rubaiyat/Omar Khayyam. durrant4145@rogers.com
Rubaiyat/Omar Khayyam. durrant4145@rogers.com
Great candidate for remake AFernandez58
Discuss Omar Khayyam (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?