The Cap of Fortune (1909)

35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1

An American short fantasy film made by the Edison Manufacturing Company.

Plot Summary

A starving old woman meets a man in the who refuses her pleas for help. A poor man comes along and gives her water and shares the nuts he's been gathering for his own impoverished family. The old woman turns out to be a fairy who rewards the man with a magic cap which ensures the the wearer always have one golden crown in their pocket.



  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.55