The Brass Bottle (1923 film)

The Brass Bottle is a 1923 American silent fantasy comedy film produced and directed by Maurice Tourneur and distributed by First National Pictures. The original 1900 novel The Brass Bottle by Thomas Anstey Guthrie was produced as a Broadway play in 1910. A 1914 silent followed. Both silent versions are lost.[1] A colorful 1964 sound version appeared starring Tony Randall and Barbara Eden.[2][3][4]

The Brass Bottle
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Directed byMaurice Tourneur
Written byFred Myton (scenario)
Based onThe Brass Bottle
by Thomas Anstey Guthrie
Produced byMaurice Tourneur
CinematographyArthur L. Todd
Distributed byFirst National Pictures (as Associated First National)
Release date
  • July 22, 1923 (1923-07-22)
Running time
6 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Contemporary advertisement.

Anstey's story was later a major influence on the television show I Dream of Jeannie of which Barbara Eden starred.[citation needed]



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