Do not bottle your laughter,
This review is from: The Brass Bottle A Farcical Fantastic Play in Four Acts (Kindle Edition)
I. Horace Ventimore Receives a Commission
II. A Cheap Lot
III. An Unexpected Opening
IV. At Large
V. Carte Blance
VI. Embarras de Richesses
VII. "Gratitude-A Lively Sense of Favours to Come"
VIII. Bachelor's Quarters
IX. "Persicos Odi, Puer, Apparatus"
X. No Place Like Home!
XI. A Fool's Paradise
XII. The Messenger of Hope
XIII. A Choice of Evils
XIV. "Since There's No Help, Come, Let Us Kiss and Part!"
XV. Blushing Honours
XVI. A Killing Frost
XVII. High Words
XVIII. A Game of Bluff
I never had a chance to see the play and would like to some day. In the mean time I have a DVD copy of the movie with Tony Randall, Barbara Eden, and Burl Ives (1964, Harry Keller). I would like the other movie versions also.
Because the movie took place in modern day (1964) I did not realize the story took place in England (originally published in 1900). We also see a few adaptions to the movie to change the timing of the media. Yet for the most part when you read the story you will see that the movie follows the book pretty faithfully down to some of the dialog.
The story is simple but becomes complex. Mild mannered obscure architect Horace Ventimore in an attempt to impress his potential father-in-law purchases a brass bottle. Upon opening it, you guess it a djinn (Fakrash) pops out and in his gratitude Fakrash helps Ventimore in a way you would not believe; neither did Ventimore.
I also purchased the Kindle freebie which worked well except each page number was read out.
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