The Golem

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The Golem

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The Golem

Release Date: January 15, 1915

Year    :   1915
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Genres    :   Horror
Production Companies    :   Deutsche Bioscope
Director    :   Henrik Galeen, Paul Wegener
Producers    :   Hanns Lippmann
Writers    :   Henrik Galeen, Paul Wegener
RunTime    :   60 mins.

This mostly lost film (please check your attic) is often confused with director Paul Wegener third and readily available interpretation of the legend; Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam (1920). 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.

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