The Golem

(1915)
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In this version of the golem legend, the golem, a clay statue brought to life by Rabbi Loew in 16th century Prague to save the Jews from the ongoing brutal persecution by the city's rulers, is found in the rubble of an old synagogue in the 20th century. Brought to life by an antique dealer, the golem is used as a menial servant. Eventually falling in love with the dealer's wife, it goes on a murderous rampage when its love for her goes unanswered. This mostly lost film (please check your attic) is often confused with director Paul Wegener second and readily available interpretation of the legend; Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam (1920).

  1. Paul Wegener

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Henrik Galeen

    Director, Screenplay

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Original Title Der Golem

Status Released

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  • January 15, 1915
    Theatrical

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Original Language German

Runtime 1h 0m

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