The Brass Bottle

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The Brass Bottle ★★½ 1963

Silly but amusing comedy that served as the inspiration for the TV series “I Dream of Jeannie,” although Eden plays the girlfriend in this movie. Ives stars as jovial genie Fakrash, whose antique bottle is bought by architect Harold Ventimore (Randall). Fakrash wants nothing more than to make his new master happy but his efforts cause constant crises for the bewildered man, who'd prefer his life return to normal. Based on the novel by F. Anstey. 90m/C VHS . Tony Randall, Burl Ives, Barbara Eden, Edward Andrews, Ann Doran, Kamala Devi, Howard Smith, Parley Baer; D: Harry Keller; W: Oscar Brodney; C: Clifford Stine; M: Bernard Green.