Synopsis for “The Lucky Stiff”
A tramp doing odd jobs for money polishes the casket of a wealthy man and instead of money receives a beat-up overcoat that belonged to the deceased from the funeral director. He is angry at first until he discovers money stuffed into the pockets. The trick seems to be though, that he only has money wearing the shabby coat. If he takes it off, the money vanishes. When he tries to acquire food at fancy restaurants, they refuse him service. When he tries diners, they refuse to accept his money because, after one look at him, they think it’s fake. He starves to death, but the money found on his body pays for a fancy casket, and the tramp who polishes it receives the shabby overcoat in lieu of payment.