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A Touch of Genie (1974)

Melvin, a geeky Jewish antique shop owner with an overbearing mother, is a big fan of adult actress Tina Russell. He finds a jar with a female genie inside who agrees to turn him into porn actors from Tina's movies.


Joseph W. Sarno (as Karl Andersson)


Joseph W. Sarno (as Karl Andersson), Jason Russell (conceived by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Jordan Chris Jordan ... Genie (as Karen Craig)
Douglas Stone Douglas Stone ... Melvin
Tina Russell Tina Russell ... Janet Geckel
Harry Reems ... Himself
Marc Stevens Marc Stevens ... Himself
Ultramax Ultramax ... Mother
Harding Harrison Harding Harrison ... Irving
Levi Richards Levi Richards ... Milkman (as John Ashton)
Eric Edwards ... Insurance Salesman
Lynn Stevens Lynn Stevens ... Girl in Fantasy
Sandi Foxx Sandi Foxx ... Girl in Fantasy
Ro Tasha Ro Tasha ... Girl in Fantasy
Ronald Holand Ronald Holand ... Store Customer
Jason Russell Jason Russell ... Man in Theater
Fred J. Lincoln ... Man in Theater (as Frank Parker)


What do you get when you mix madcap Jewish humor with the Superstars of Seventies porn? A tribute to a boyhood spent at raucous Lower East Side comedies (and an adulthood spent writing and directing adult films). Poor Melvin! His meddling mother is making him nutz. His only relief is the covert afternoons he spends at New York's notorious Times Square porn theaters. One day, Melvin discovers a genie in a bottle. What does he wish? To become his favorite porno Superstars and indulge in wild sexual adventures with the sexiest women in sex films. Written by Michael J. Bowen

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Adult | Comedy | Fantasy


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Release Date:

19 January 1976 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Gnid - så kommer jag See more »

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Technical Specs


| (R-rated) | (After Hours edition) (DVD)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The R-rated version of this film is part of Joe Sarno's Deep Throat Sex Comedy Collection (2009) DVD from Secret Key Motion Pictures. See more »


Version of I Dream of Jenna (2002) See more »

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26 April 2017 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

A Touch of Genie (1974)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

Melvin (Douglas Stone) is a rather weird man who works in an antique store. When he's not working he's putting on a funny facial costume and heading to the local porno theater where he watches the movies. One day he masturbates into a vase and out pops a genie (Chris Jordan) who grants him five wishes.

A TOUCH OF GENIE is out there in two different versions. One of them is a full XXX porno while the other one, clocking in at 69-minutes, is a R-rated cut. It's the shorter version that is on review here so if you're wanting comments on the porno version then I can't offer any. As far as this version goes, I must say that it really didn't work too well with me. Director Joseph W. Sarno made some decent comedy films like THE SWITCH and he also made some awful ones like DEEP THROAT PART II. This one here falls into the middle of them but for the most part it's not all that memorable.

Again, perhaps the porn brought more out of the film but as it stands, this version is rather flat, although the cast members are certainly giving it their all. I thought both Stone and Jordan were good in their parts. We've also got a lot of famous porn stars playing themselves including Harry Reems. The problem I had with the movie was the fact that the comedy just wasn't funny and especially the Jewish humor.

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