The Golem

The Golem

Directed by Paul Wegener

A man-made monster wreaks havoc on a city in this silent proto-Frankenstein story. Adapted from an ancient Hebrew legend, the film tells of a rabbi who creates an indestructible warrior (actor/director Paul Wegener) out of clay, then uses the Kabbalah to bring it to life, hoping it will protect the Jews from an anti-semitic despot. But when the rabbi's assistant attempts to use the Golem for personal gain, the monster runs rampant and kidnaps the rabbi's daughter. THE GOLEM remains of the most important examples of both silent horror and Jewish cinema.

A man-made monster wreaks havoc on a city in this silent proto-Frankenstein story.

Cast: Paul Wgener, Albert Steinruck, Lyda Salmonova

Member Reviews

A horror masterpiece!

derekpetersen
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a month ago

Very interesting subject matter involving demonology, also social commentary from the Jewish perspective at the time 1919 and holds up as entertaining to watch

AlbertUgh
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a month ago

Everyone who had a part in making this film is dead now.

Thaigger
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2 months ago

A pretty decent classic

chaliMali
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2 months ago

Unique in its time, and today.

KarateExploder
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9 months ago