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. Written by
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Did You Know?
This lost film (please check your attic) is often confused with director Paul Wegener
second and readily available interpretation of the legend; The Golem
(1920). To add to the confusion, Danish director Urban Gad
reportedly made his own Golem movie in 1916, although it is doubtful that Gad's movie was ever completed or even made it into production. See more
Referenced in Die Nacht der Regisseure