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Sunday, January 22, 2017

TONY RANDALL FINDS A REAL LIVE GENIE INSIDE "THE BRASS BOTTLE" - 1964 COMEDY IS THE HORROR

Good ole fashioned Tony Randall film in his G-rated prime. They used to show this one on TV when we were young a lot. Classic genie out of the bottle type comedy, it's a winner though thanks to excellent performances including Edward Andrews, one of the all time great character actors. This one's suitable for the whole family folks and having said that award The Brass Bottle a due Three Pinewoods....The Horror!!

THE BRASS BOTTLE (1964) (shown May, 1994)

The story of THE BRASS BOTTLE is a long and convoluted one even before we get to discussing the 1964 film adaptation, so bear with me for just a moment. It began as a book by F.

Movie Review - - Tony Randall Stars in 'The Brass Bottle' - NYTimes.com

Despite the colors in which it is filmed, "The Brass Bottle" has no sparkle, largely because the variations on this Aladdin theme are unimaginative, labored and rarely funny. In this case, a young architect finds that the bottle of the title that his prospective father-in-law spurns contains a genie, played amiably by the ponderous Burl Ives, who attempts to make his harried master's business and love-life easier.

THE HORROR!!

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