A Winter’s Tale (1909)

2m, 250 feet
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1

An American fantasy film. No prints are thought to exist. Production took place on 16 November 1909.

Plot Summary

The jealous King Leontes of falsely accuse his wife pregnant Hermione of infidelity and soon after giving birth she dies. The enraged Leontes banishes his baby daughter Perdita who returns sixteen years later only to fall in love with the son of the man Leontes accused of betraying him. Her return home causes a statue of Hermione to come to life and she is reunited with a contrite Leontes.


Edison Manufacturing Company
Based on the Play by: William Shakespeare