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The Golden Touch (1935)

King Midas is visited by an elf; the elf turns his cat to gold, then claps his hands and it changes back. Midas begs for the golden touch, but the elf warns him it would be a curse to him. ... See full summary »

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King Midas is visited by an elf; the elf turns his cat to gold, then claps his hands and it changes back. Midas begs for the golden touch, but the elf warns him it would be a curse to him. Midas insists. He dances about joyfully at first, but discovers the drawbacks when he sits down to dinner. Fearing death by starvation, he summons the elf and agrees to surrender everything he owns to have the curse lifted. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Walt Disney hated this short and refused to talk about it to his workers. See more »

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Midas cape apparently does not turn into gold. See more »

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King Midas: [to his reflection] Is the richest king in all the world to starve to death?
[Reflection turns into a skeleton and nods]
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Featured in The Mickey Mouse Club: Episode #1.34 (1955) See more »

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One of the best Silly Symphonies
27 December 2001 | by (Saint Paul, MN) – See all my reviews

This is just a superb retelling of the King Midas story, who asked that everything he touched be turned to stone. The jokes in this one are extremely clever. I especially like the visualization of the skeleton in the mirror and the elf. 10/10.


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