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The Brass Bottle (1964)

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Comedy about the proverbial genie who comes out of a bottle (a table lamp in this instance) to serve his new master. The only problem is that instead of helping his master, the genie (Burl ... See full summary »

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Comedy about the proverbial genie who comes out of a bottle (a table lamp in this instance) to serve his new master. The only problem is that instead of helping his master, the genie (Burl Ives) tends to get his master (Tony Randall) into more predicaments than he gets him out of. Written by Anonymous

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Lookout world! Nothing's going to be the same again!

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15 June 1964 (Denmark)  »

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El ánfora mágica  »

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Served as the inspiration for I Dream of Jeannie (1965). See more »

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As the genie moves the fire hydrant, why is there a delay in the high pressure water spouting up? See more »

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Harold Ventimore: Oh, my Kum Kum came.
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 13 October 1963 (1963) See more »

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Fakrash Chant
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Written by Joseph Gershenson
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Wonderful Family Fun
12 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first watched this movie in the theater when it came out and have wanted to see it again ever since. When I saw that it was available on DVD I rushed my order in and have watched it four times since receiving it. Burl Ives is perfect as the Genie FakRash Alamash, and Tony Randall makes the perfect foil for his chicanery.

Barbara Eden is beautiful, and as others have noted, this movie was no doubt her passport to her role in "My Favorite Genie." Edward Andrews gave one of his usual great performances as the father of her character.

My favorite scene was the dinner party that Randall gave for his fiancé and her parents when the Genie FakRash converted his home into an Arabian Nights style magical palace, complete with exotic foods and slaves, and featuring the incredible belly dancing of Lulu Porter. I still laugh out loud every time I see Edward Andrews reaction to the eyes of lamb roasted in honey.

This is a movie that everyone should see and enjoy. It came out about the same time as "Bell, Book and Candle," a comedy about witchcraft featuring James Stewart and Kim Novak. Maybe themes of magic and spells were reflective of the mood of America in that post war time of ease and a booming economy.


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