The Brass Bottle

New this month Continuity mistake: When Tezra falls on her knees after seeing 'Master' Harold saying "Ask of me what thou wilt", he puts the peacock tongue in his mouth - but he already had it in the previous close-up. (00:53:10)

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Continuity mistake: Harold is driving to the restaurant, but Mr. Fakrash gets to him flying in a weird sitting position. At the cut, the street signs completely change. (00:24:40)

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Continuity mistake: Pushed by Mr. Kenton in the guise of a mule, Harold falls with his back against the sarcophagus. He is positioned in different spots between cuts. (01:06:40)

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Continuity mistake: The handbag and gloves of Mrs. Kenton are placed differently by her when the belly dancer comes jiggling by her husband. (00:47:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Harold's car comes to a stop after the turbulent ride, Tony Randall sits up twice and in two different ways in separate shots. (01:09:40)

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Continuity mistake: A line of elephants crossing the street cuts short the police chase. At the cut, the passersby in the street change entirely. (00:25:25)

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Continuity mistake: In the padded cell, the shadows cast by both characters keep changing position depending on the camera angle. (01:20:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the genie waves his hand and shrinks the inquiring committee, the pens on the table change position. (01:24:25)

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Continuity mistake: Tears appear on the mule's mug between shots just after Harold says "I'm sorry, Professor." (01:12:35)

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Revealing mistake: When the genie (Burl Ives) moves the fire plug you can see a bracket holding it up and running down to a track beneath it.

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Fakrash: Select the design you wish and 3,000 houses will appear before your eyes...an entire city.
Harold Ventimore: You can't put up houses like that!
Fakrash: Oh, yes I can! With one wave of my hand.
Harold Ventimore: Listen, Mr. Fakrash, you don't own this land. And even if you did, you can't build on it without a building permit. Then detailed plans have to be drawn up, then the building Inspectors have to OK them, then they have to approve every step of the work: foundation, plumbing, electrical... Furthermore, all materials must be union made and all work must be done by union labor.
Fakrash: When the Pharaohs put up the pyramids, they had no such problems. In those days...
Harold Ventimore:- These aren't those days, they're these days. There is no room for magic now. Everything must be done legitimately today. (01:10:00)

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Trivia: Harold's quote to Fakrash "What we obtain too easily we esteem too lightly and it has little value" is in fact a famous utterance by Thomas Paine (Dec 23, 1776) that reads: "What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value."

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