Twilight Zone: Season 4, Episode 12

I Dream of Genie (21 Mar. 1963)
"The Twilight Zone" I Dream of Genie (original title)

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A wiseacre genie appears from a lamp to a meek man, George P. Hanley. Hanley is so used to bad luck, he imagines how each of three possible wishes could go very wrong - but the genie will ... See full summary »



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A wiseacre genie appears from a lamp to a meek man, George P. Hanley. Hanley is so used to bad luck, he imagines how each of three possible wishes could go very wrong - but the genie will grant him only one wish! Written by David Stevens

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The title is from the first line of the 1854 ballad "Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" by Stephen Foster written about his wife, Jane. See more »


Narrator: [closing narration] Mr. George P. Hanley. Former vocation: jerk. Present vocation: genie. George P. Hanley, a most ordinary man, whom life treated without deference, honor, or success, but a man wise enough to decide on a most extraordinary wish that makes him the contented, permanent master of his own altruistic Twilight Zone.
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Howard Morris is amazing
29 April 2008 | by (Portland, Oregon, United States) – See all my reviews

Howard Morris as George P. Hanley is an absolute scene-stealer. His versatility as an actor is well show-cased here, as he plays, in essence, five different characters (my favorite is as president). If you've only ever seen him as Ernest T. Bass on Andy Griffith, prepare to be shocked at just what a chameleon he is. Patricia Barry is also rather good in her different roles. My favorite scene: under the piano (definitely a tweak at what happens at Hollywood parties). All-in-all, it's a funny remake of "The Man in the Bottle", but with a *much* better ending (maybe my favorite of the series). It meanders, but then all of the hour-long episodes do.

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