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The Golem (1936)

Le golem (original title)
The Golem, a giant creature created out of clay by a rabbi, comes to life in a time of trouble to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

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L'empereur Rodolphe II, roi de Bohème
Roger Karl ...
Le chancelier Lang
Charles Dorat ...
Le rabbin Jacob
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Trignac
Raymond Aimos ...
Toussaint
Gaston Jacquet ...
Friedrich, le chef de la police
Ferdinand Hart ...
Germaine Aussey ...
La comtesse Strada
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Rachel
Truda Grosslichtová ...
Madame Benoit (as Tania Doll)
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The Golem, a giant creature created out of clay by a rabbi, comes to life in a time of trouble to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.

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The synagogue seen in the initial scenes (and others) is clearly modeled on the Alt-Neu Synagogue in Prague, supposedly the place where the Golem would have been stored. See more »

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Remake of The Golem (1920) See more »

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Disappointing "Sequel"
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Golem, Le (1936)

** (out of 4)

Sequel to the 1920 German horror classic has a fairly interesting backstory. This sequel was planned to be made in Germany but due to the "pro-German, anti-Jewish" state of the country, the production was moved to France. In this film, the Rabbi from the first film has died and the Germans continue their slaughter of the Jewish. A new Rabbi, when the time is right, will unleash the Golem to save the day. This film is much more a political drama than a horror film since the Golem doesn't show up until the final five minutes of the movie. The film starts off rather interesting but grows very tiresome due to countless dialogue scenes. Most of these scenes are the evil ruler running around scared not knowing what the Golem will do to him. By 1936 standards the film is rather violent with several scenes of torture, hangings and Jews being fed to lions. The look of the Golem doesn't match the first film either. An interesting idea but the end results are highly disappointing.


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