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Omar Khayyam

catalog no: 5615
Video first release, recorded in EP mode (NTSC).  Yma Sumac sings three songs in the film, two of which were written specifically for it.  The third was only a bar or two of Lament from Legend of the Sun Virgin

A review is available. A copy exists in the Archives in case there are specific questions about it. The Tiki logo is not on the actual artwork.

Gateway - Monophonic - 1992 United States   VHS Tape

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His poems rang out with calls to seize the fullness of live.  And he didn't just write the words.  He lived them.  The man who created the commandly beautiful quatrains of The Rubaiyat was also a far-thinking scientist and a bold military leader.

Omar Khayyam dramatizes the remowned Persian's heroic life and times.  William Dieterle, whose credits include The Story of Louis Pasteur, Juarez and other films about great lives, directs this epic story highlighted by Khayyam's ingenious defense of the Empire when it's threatened by deadly conspirators.  Cornel Wilde plays the title role.  And Debra Paget is the beauty who inspires Khayyam's much-loved line: "a jug of wine, a loaf of bread and thou beside me, singing in the wilderness."

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catalog no: FR10-1492
While U.S. soundtrack LPs of this 1957 film were paired with another movie score, this one has Omar Khayyam by itself on the smaller 10" LP format.  As with the others, Yma's tracks are missing. 1957 Australia
catalog no: DL 8449
Soundtrack recording of second Hollywood film, her tracks are not on this recording.  She did sing three songs in the film, two of which were written specifically for it.  The third was only a bar or two of Lament from Legend of the Sun Virgin. 1957 United States
catalog no: TT3007
Soundtrack recording under the title The Long Ships (1964) but contains eight tracks of Yma Sumac's second Hollywood film, though her tracks are not on this recording. She did sing three songs in the film, two of which were written specifically for it and are listed below. The third was only a bar o . . . 1997 Germany
catalog no: 5615
Video second release, recorded in EP mode (NTSC).  Yma Sumac sings three songs in the film, two of which were written specifically for it.  The third was only a bar or two of Lament from Legend of the Sun Virgin 1997 United States
catalog no: 5615
European PAL-M conversion, recorded in LP.  Yma Sumac sings three songs in the film, two of which were written specifically for it.  The third was only a bar or two of Lament from Legend of the Sun Virgin 1999 United States
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