Cinema: Up in Smoke

The Brass Bottle. "This is not Baghdad, it's Pasadena!" croaks Tony Randall as a camel caravan approaches his front lawn. From the antique urn that he bought for a gift, he has uncorked a fat green djinni, waiting to get out and wield magic. Randall's djinni happens to be Burl Ives, who complicates a routine romantic farce by conjuring up slaves, seneschals, dromedaries, elephants, a shapely blue djinniyeh (Kamala Devi) and a tonic belly dancer (LuLu Porter). Soon, of course, Randall has to explain all the whimsical phenomena to his fiancée, Barbara Eden....

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