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The Golem (1920)
"Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam" (original title)

 -  Fantasy | Horror  -  19 June 1921 (USA)
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In 16th-century Prague, a Jewish rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem, and using sorcery, brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

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Complete credited cast:
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Albert Steinrück ...
Lyda Salmonova ...
Miriam, des Rabbi Tochter
Ernst Deutsch ...
Hans Stürm ...
Der Rabbi Jehuda, der Älteste der Gemeinde (as Hanns Sturm)
Max Kronert ...
Der Tempeldiener / Temple Servant
Otto Gebühr ...
Der Kaiser / Emperor Luhois
Dore Paetzold ...
Des Kaisers Kebse
Lothar Müthel ...
Der Junker Florian / Knight Florian
Greta Schröder ...
Ein Mägdelein mit der Rose / Little Girl with Rose
Loni Nest ...
Ein kleines Mädchen / Little Girl
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In 16th-century Prague, a Jewish rabbi creates a giant creature from clay, called the Golem, and using sorcery, brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

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Debut of Fritz Feld. See more »

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The golem's position relative to the beam when pulling the chain to stoke the fire. See more »

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A Good Example of German Expressionism
9 June 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Golem" is the perfect companion piece for "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari." Both are excellent examples of German expressionism.

Pay attention to the surrealist sets and lighting.

This is skilled film-making, and today's directors can well learn from classics such as these.

However, do not confuse this with an earlier film of the same title. That earlier film is considered lost.

The film inspired a few sequels, but I have never seen them. I read mixed reviews on those movies. Still they would be interesting to watch.


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