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The Brass Bottle (1964)

After being released from his bottle by Harold Ventimore, the genie Fakrash commits himself to improving his new master's life. The only problem is that instead of helping Harold, Fakrash ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Keller

Writers:

Oscar Brodney (screenplay), Thomas Anstey Guthrie (novel) (as F. Anstey)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tony Randall ... Harold Ventimore
Burl Ives ... Fakrash
Barbara Eden ... Sylvia Kenton
Kamala Devi ... Tezra
Edward Andrews ... Prof. Kenton
Richard Erdman ... Seymour Jenks
Kathie Browne ... Hazel Jenks
Ann Doran ... Martha Kenton
Philip Ober ... William Beevor
Parley Baer ... Samuel Wackerbath
Howard Smith ... Sen. Grindle
Lulu Porter ... Belly Dancer
Alex Gerry ... Dr. Travisley
Herb Vigran ... Eddie
Alan Dexter Alan Dexter ... Joe
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Storyline

After being released from his bottle by Harold Ventimore, the genie Fakrash commits himself to improving his new master's life. The only problem is that instead of helping Harold, Fakrash tends to get his master into more predicaments than he gets him out of. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

genie | based on novel | magic | See All (3) »

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

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1964 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

El ánfora mágica See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Scarus,Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Prof. Kenton: Every time I hear his name, I see him in that silly beret with that silly beard painting those silly pictures.
Sylvia Kenton: That was in Paris, father. The beret and beard are gone forever!
Prof. Kenton: But, he isn't!
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Connections

Version of The Brass Bottle (1923) See more »

Soundtracks

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 julia_cybeleSee 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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