The Miser's Doom is an 1899 British short film directed by Walter R. Booth.

The Miser's Doom
Directed byWalter R. Booth
Release date
  • 1899 (1899)
CountryUnited Kingdom


A miser is haunted by the ghost of one of his deceased victims, causing him to die of shock.


The Miser's Doom was the directing debut of Walter R. Booth, a magician who had begun working with filmmaker R. W. Paul.[1]


The Miser's Doom is one of the earliest films featuring a ghost, although previous examples had been produced by Georges Méliès and George Albert Smith the previous year.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Soister, John T. (2012). American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929. McFarland. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-7864-8790-5.
  2. ^ Houran, James; Lange, Rense (2007). Hauntings and Poltergeists: Multidisciplinary Perspectives. McFarland. p. 100. ISBN 978-0-7864-3249-3.