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Burl Ives plays a genie in this movie. In one brief scene, he
shrinks and transfers an entire comittee of men into a pitcher full
of water to prove that he IS a genie.
This comic fantasy stars Tony Randall as a contemporary architect
who buys an ancient brass bottle which contains genie Burl Ives.
Though juvenile in treatment, it's actually pretty entertaining,
and at one point the father of Randall's prospective bride, Edward
Andrews, enrages the genie by his disbelief in magic and is
promptly punished by being turned into a jackass(played by an
actual animal). The jackass retains his human mind (though he can't
speak) and naturally panicks at first before becoming enraged at
Randall and attacking him. The transformation lasts for a nice
amount of time, ending only when Randall agrees to the genie's
demands (before giving in, Randall tries to reassure the jackass
that he might be "cured" by a plastic surgeon or a witch doctor).
Edwards is returned to his human form in an inebriated state and
with no memory of the metamorphosis. By the way, Barabara Eden, who
would soon become a genie herself, plays Randall's fiance, and she
looks absolutely gorgeous.
originally posted by guest (Micromegas) on 2006-12-16, 1 edit, entryid=13