About the film
biography poet history
Release Date: August 23, 1957
|Slogan||:||«Riding high with spectacular action and excitement !»|
|Producers||:||Bert McKay, Frank Freeman Jr.|
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.