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It! (1967)

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After one of their store houses burnt down, museum director Grove and his assistant Pimm find everything destroyed - only one statue withstood the fire mysteriously undamaged. Suddenly ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Arthur Pimm (as Roddy MacDowall)
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Ellen Grove
Paul Maxwell ...
Jim Perkins
Aubrey Richards ...
Prof. Weal
Ernest Clark ...
Harold Grove
Oliver Johnston ...
Curator Trimingham
Noel Trevarthen ...
Insp. White
Ian McCulloch ...
Detective Wayne
Richard Goolden ...
The Old Rabbi
Dorothy Frere ...
Miss Swanson
Tom Chatto ...
Young Captain
Steve Kirby ...
Ellis--Electrician
Russell Napier ...
Boss
Frank Sieman ...
Museum Workman
Brian Haines ...
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Storyline

After one of their store houses burnt down, museum director Grove and his assistant Pimm find everything destroyed - only one statue withstood the fire mysteriously undamaged. Suddenly Grove is lying dead on the ground - killed by the statue? Pimm finds out that the cursed statue has been created by Rabbi Loew in 16th century and will withstand every human attempt to destroy it. Pimm decides to use it to his own advantage... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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It rises out of the depth of time to reach the heights of terror. See more »

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15 November 1967 (USA)  »

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Anger of the Golem  »

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The film debut of actor Ian McCulloch. See more »

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Newspaper headlines refer to the statue as a Golem even before Pimm and Perkins identify it as such. See more »

Crazy Credits

Star Roddy McDowall is credited as Roddy 'MacDowall' in the opening credits. See more »

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Version of The Golem (1920) See more »

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Great Horror Film from the 60's
2 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The introduction of the Golem statue sets an eerie atmosphere for the rest of the film. It tries to haunt you with the mystery that surrounds it. It is intentional for this story to move at a slower pace so the atmosphere can build. I thought it was a pretty cool effect for it's time. People growing up with today's CGI effects probably will not appreciate this. No blood and gore are necessary. Roddy McDowall adds to the fun with a great performance. His character is obviously disturbed and becomes more so as his obsession with the Golem grows. The saying "Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely" applies here. Try not to compare it to today's films. Just enjoy an unusual story and don't get hung up on the effects of it's day. Also, to my knowledge there is only one other Golem film that exists, the 1920 German silent version called "Golem, wie er in die Welt kam, Der".


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