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Omar Khayyam
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1hr 41min
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1957
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Synopsis: Frank Freeman Jr., son of the longtime head of Paramount Pictures, made his debut as producer with the opulent but empty Omar Khayyam. Cornel Wilde stars as the legendary Persian poet, here depicted as not only a philosopher but a scientist, politician and great lover. As the Persians gear up for war against the Byzantines, Omar occupies his time by romancing Sharain (Debra Paget), the favorite wife of the Shah (Raymond Massey). He also does his best to foil a plan by Hasani (Michael Rennie), leader ... Full Synopsis
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It's beautiful to look at and will please those viewers who ask little more of an epic than that it be exotic and eye-filling and feature a modicum of action, but Omar Khayyam will disappoint those who expect a bit more drama and genuine excitement from their sword-and-sandal flicks. Khayyam wants to be a rip roaring adventure, but it too often substitutes activity for excitement; it goes through the ... Read Review
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