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The Brass Bottle (1964)

What's amazing is the legalistic explanation as to why magic can not happen

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Dr. Travisley
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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)  »

Also Known As:

El ánfora mágica  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Served as the inspiration for I Dream of Jeannie (1965). and also starred Barbara Eden who played Jeannie the Genie. See more »

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Since there is a clear gap between the elephant calf and the parked cars, why can the traffic cops simply drive their motorcycles around it and continue pursuing Harold and the genie? See more »

Quotes

Fakrash: [after demonstrating his powers to a group of high officials] Now why the long face? They must be convinced now.
Harold Ventimore: But how will they convince anyone else? People will think they're crazy. The same things will happen to them that happened to me. Your way doesn't work either. All you've done is start a chain reaction that'll spread more & more trouble for more & more people.
Fakrash: Then you wish me to undo what I've done?
Harold Ventimore: I wish you could undo everything you've done since I let you out of that bottle
Fakrash: It is...
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Version of The Brass Bottle (1914) See more »

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Fakrash Chant
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Written by Joseph Gershenson
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Tony Randall gets the greatest gift in the world....yet inexplicably doesn't want it!
9 September 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The Brass Bottle" is a silly film that is well worth seeing...even if it's leading character is a bit of a drip! It all begins when Harold Ventimore (Tony Randall) buys a giant rosewater vessel to give to his father-in-law to be (Edward Andrews). Harold notices that the man already has one of these ancient containers and so he decides to keep it for himself. Later, when he gets home and opens it, out pops Mr. Fakrash (Burl Ives)...a real, live genie!! Now you'd think that Harold would ask him for power, money or a harem of sexy wives but instead he just wants the very affable Fakrash to leave him alone. But Fakrash insists on helping Harold...yet again and again this help only seems to make things worse. Now you sure would think Harold would ask for a few reasonable things...but again and again he just scolds Fakrash! Can Fakrash manage to help Harold while STILL avoiding creating nothing but chaos?!

The film is a cute bit of fantasy and Ives and Randall are quite enjoyable. Likewise, it's wonderful seeing co-stars such as Barbara Eden (just before she went on to TV fame in "I Dream of Jeanie") and the familiar Edward Andrews as her annoying father. Oh, and by the way, Andrews and Randall would be back together for an equally silly film, "Fluffy". Overall, quite fun and a nice bit of fantasy that will please all but the most serious-minded viewers.


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