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

Really cool film. Not perfect, but still well worth a watch.

JackieJDog
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24 days ago

horrible

sdtreeslayer905
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a month ago

This is a true classic I have a copy of it on Blu-ray and I love watching it

Dottcom
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a month ago

Easy five skulls from me! Very cool visually. Really dug the story, the performances and all the cool sets. I've always had a thing for golems. Really couldn't fault this flick for anything considering it's almost 100 years old.

YWIR
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a month ago

Drags on a bit, sure, but has an amazing production design and some real haunting imagery.

pruhland
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3 years ago