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The Golem (1936)
"Le golem" (original title)

 -  Fantasy | Horror  -  21 March 1937 (USA)
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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Harry Baur ...
L'empereur Rodolphe II, roi de Bohème
Roger Karl ...
Le chancelier Lang
Charles Dorat ...
Le rabbin Jacob
Roger Duchesne ...
Trignac
Raymond Aimos ...
Toussaint
Gaston Jacquet ...
Friedrich, le chef de la police
Ferdinand Hart ...
Germaine Aussey ...
La comtesse Strada
Jany Holt ...
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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Version of It! (1967) See more »

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The French Golem
8 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This version of the golem story has some advantages over the 1920 Paul Wegener film. While the original must remain the best simply out of respect, this film has introduced sound, a much more fluid camera, and odd angles that would make a German Expressionist blush -- and this is France with director Julian Duvivier at the helm!

The golem itself is a different sort of creature, less clay or stone and more of a robotic, steel beast. Not as heavy-set, and with decidedly more human movement through use of his arms and legs, removing the lumbering gait of the older version. I do not see this as an improvement or a step back, but an entirely new scenario.

The political message seems to be different, too. While the Wegener film has a Frankenstein-like message about creating something you cannot control, the story is a bit twisted here. The film says, explicitly, "Revolt is the right of the slave." People could draw a variety of messages from that line alone... I will not offer examples, as they are obvious enough.


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