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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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If the genie can place thoughts in peoples' minds, why could he not have placed the ideas in King Solomon's mind to allow him to marry the woman of his dreams and not to imprison him in the bottle in the first place? See more »

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Harold Ventimore: Oh, my Kum Kum came.
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Version of The Brass Bottle (1914) See more »

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Fakrash Chant
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Telling the future
31 August 2004 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The Brass Bottle, which I thought was quite entertaining, was obviously the basis for the "I Dream of Jeannie" television series, but one thing I liked that was in the movie that wasn't really dealt with in the television show was that the genie utilized his ability to see the future to his master's advantage. This was particularly amusing when it came to the confident efforts of the genie in the management of his master's investments. When I watched "I Dream of Jeannie", I always wondered whether Jeannie could tell the future, and if so, why she didn't use that ability to help her master. It really seems to me that had she done so, it would have made a great television series even better.


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