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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Harold Ventimore
... Fakrash
... Sylvia Kenton
... Tezra
... Prof. Kenton
... Seymour Jenks
... Hazel Jenks
... Martha Kenton
... William Beevor
... Samuel Wackerbath
... Sen. Grindle
... Belly Dancer
... Dr. Travisley
... Eddie
Alan Dexter ... Joe
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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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Lookout world! Nothing's going to be the same again!

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15 June 1964 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

El ánfora mágica  »

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The car driven by Tony Randall's character is a 1958 Chevrolet Bel Air Impala Convertible. See more »

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As the genie moves the fire hydrant, why is there a delay in the high pressure water spouting up? See more »

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Joe: Even Tarzan couldn't get out this way, out or in.
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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 29 March 1964 (1964) See more »

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Fakrash Chant
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Written by Joseph Gershenson
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Cast of eager-to-please character actors give tired modern-day Aladdin fantasy a slight boost...
29 May 2017 | by See all my reviews

Burl Ives as a genie named Fakrash. He is released from an ancient Kum Kum bottle by former Paris beatnik Tony Randall, who is now struggling along in the suburbs as an unsuccessful architect. Naturally the genie causes trouble ("This isn't Baghdad, this is Pasadena!"), but the gags in Oscar Brodney's musty screenplay are right off an assembly line of bad jokes. Family film from Universal is too talky, really, to engage children (to say nothing of their parents), though Ives, Randall and Edward Andrews (and Barbara Eden as Randall's fiancée) work hard to buoy the familiar scenario. Adapted from a book by F. Anstey, this was the inspiration for Eden's forthcoming TV series, "I Dream of Jeannie". ** from ****


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