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The Brass Bottle (1964)

Passed | | Comedy, Fantasy | 15 June 1964 (Denmark)
A real-estate developer buys an antique brass bottle that contains an ancient genie who's determined to fulfill his new master's every wish.

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 Al-Amash
Barbara Eden ... Sylvia Kenton
Kamala Devi ... Tezra
Edward Andrews ... Prof. Anthony 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 ... 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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in Eastman COLOR See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Served as the inspiration for I Dream of Jeannie (1965), also starring Barbara Eden as Jeannie the genie, arguably her most iconic acting role. See more »

Goofs

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?

The purpose of the elephants was to distract the police, not build a fence. See more »

Quotes

Martha Kenton: What *is* that?
Seneschal: A rare Phoenician delicacy, oh Nobly Born: The eyes of mountain lambs, cooked in honey.
Martha Kenton: Anthony... they're staring at me. I think I'm gonna be ill.
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Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Bette Davis (4) (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Fakrash Chant
(uncredited)
Written by Joseph Gershenson
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Loved this movie...
5 January 2009 | by mdsofkySee all my reviews

I remember seeing this on an afternoon movie show as a kid and loved it. For a movie of its age, it actually had some decent special effects (however, maybe if I saw it today, it wouldn't be as good as we are spoiled by all the computer generated stuff they can do now).

I loved I Dream of Jeannie, and was familiar with that show before I saw this movie. It was odd seeing Barbara Eden in the non-genie role.

The scene that stands out is when Burl Ives has no effect on some girl genie and shoots all these sparks out of his hands at her (am I dreaming this??). Or when he shrinks some business men and they are floating in a glass or pitcher or something and hanging on to a pencil (that sounds weird, and maybe I'm getting senile in my old age, but that's what I remember! :) ).

Cute movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

15 June 1964 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

The Brass Bottle See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Scarus See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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