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.
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The film is based on the legend of Midas, King of Phrygia. In Greco-Roman legend, Midas performed a favor for the god Dionysus. Dionysus offered to grant Midas whatever reward the mortal king had in mind. Midas asked for the magical ability to change whatever he touched into gold. The blessing of the god turned into a curse, as any food or drink that Midas touched also turned to gold. Facing starvation and death, Midas had to convince Dionysus to take away his magic touch. See more
Midas cape apparently does not turn into gold. See more
[to his reflection
Hail, Midas. Ha ha ha! Thou, rascal, thou. Shall we turn the Earth to gold? The rivers, the mountains, the stars, the moon, the sky... a universe of gold!