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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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Seymour Jenks
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Hazel Jenks
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Martha Kenton
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William Beevor
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Howard Smith ...
Sen. Grindle
Lulu Porter ...
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Eddie
Alan Dexter ...
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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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genie | magic | based on novel

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

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Comedy | Fantasy

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15 June 1964 (Denmark)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

If the genie can see into the future to see stock prices, why can he not see the consequences of his own actions and the trouble he will and them both in with the Securities and Exchange Commission for his own dealings on the stock markets? See more »

Quotes

Fakrash: Let the rat that is between the paws of the leopard refrain from words of provocation.
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Connections

Version of The Brass Bottle (1914) See more »

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Fakrash Chant
(uncredited)
Written by Joseph Gershenson
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Will buy this when and if it's released on DVD
26 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was a child when I last saw this film, probably on television ... remember it as being incredibly funny and charming and would really enjoy seeing it again!

Burl Ives was a perfect genie ... can still recall the name of the great Fakrash el-Aamash after forty years, which is to say that the film made a remarkable impression. It would be interesting to see whether my sense of humor has changed all that much in the interim.

The Brass Bottle seemed quite a bit better than the TV series "I Dream of Jeannie" that was inspired by it ... absolutely delightful, if my memory can be a reliable guide.


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