6.5/10
585
16 user 7 critic

The Brass Bottle (1964)

Approved | | 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)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Fluffy (1965)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A lion gets famous.

Director: Earl Bellamy
Stars: Tony Randall, Shirley Jones, Edward Andrews
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An uptight IRS agent is ordered to investigate a rural family in debt to the government...but the family - including lovely daughter Mariette - help him loosen up.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Tony Randall, Paul Douglas
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Fred, George, Doug and Howie are quickly reaching middle-age. Three of them are married, only Fred is still a bachelor. They want something different than their ordinary marriages, children... See full summary »

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Kim Novak, James Garner, Tony Randall
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The marital difficulties of four couples living in a southern California housing development become intertwined. Among the unhappy couples are ne'er-do-well Jerry Flagg and his ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Ritt
Stars: Joanne Woodward, Sheree North, Tony Randall
Adventure | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Tongue-in-cheek fantasy film set in Baghdad and loosely based on the One Thousand and One Nights medieval story.

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Evelyn Keyes, Phil Silvers, Adele Jergens
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An obsessed cop tracks an elusive serial killer who strangles his victims on rainy nights.

Director: Richard Fleischer
Stars: William Lundigan, Dorothy Patrick, Jeff Corey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1905, Lord Henry Loam, his family and his servants are shipwrecked on a deserted island where the survival of the fittest renders the rigid class system irrelevant.

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Stars: Kenneth More, Diane Cilento, Cecil Parker
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Stella Johnson is a single mother living in the town of Harper Valley. Now most of the townspeople, particularly on the PTA board, think that she is a little too liberal and liberated for ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard C. Bennett, Ralph Senensky
Stars: Barbara Eden, Ronny Cox, Nanette Fabray
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The author of a best-selling fishing guide is actually incredibly inexperienced when it comes to the sport, which causes mayhem when he is entered into a competition.

Director: Howard Hawks
Stars: Rock Hudson, Paula Prentiss, Maria Perschy
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Jonas Cord's a disagreeable young tycoon who's building planes, directing films and catting around on the corporate make, in the 1930's Hollywood.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When he flunks out of med school, Jerome Littlefield goes to work as an orderly in a private rest home where he wreaks havoc for everyone concerned. Dr. Jean Howard is the exasperated head ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Glenda Farrell, Susan Oliver
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The descendent of a ghost imprisoned for cowardice hopes to free the spirit by displaying courage when under duress.

Directors: Jules Dassin, Norman Z. McLeod
Stars: Charles Laughton, Robert Young, Margaret O'Brien
Edit

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 ... Joe
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Luscious LULU PORTER - International Dancing Star! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 1964 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

El ánfora mágica See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Fakrash: Ah, peacock tongues in oil of sesame.
[bites into one]
See more »

Connections

Featured in All About 'The Birds' (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Fakrash Chant
(uncredited)
Written by Joseph Gershenson
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


7 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows to Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse all our free movies and TV series

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed