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

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

Thaigger
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20 days ago

A pretty decent classic

chaliMali
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22 days ago

Unique in its time, and today.

KarateExploder
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8 months ago

its a documentary

islamizhit
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9 months ago

Chin chinning

Arkhamhearse
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10 months ago