Golem, The (Der Golem: Wie Er in die Welt Kam)

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Golem, The (Der Golem: Wie Er in die Welt Kam)

  • 1920 ----- b & w ----- 92 min ----- 16mm
  • (Directed by Paul Wegener and Carl Boese; with Paul Wegener, Albert Steinruck, Ernst Dietsch, Lyda Salmonova and Lothar Muthel) Rabbi Loew conjures up the monstrous cabalistic robot of Jewish legend in order to avert a pogrom against the Jews in Hapsburg. The Golem breaks free from his master's spell and rampages through the town, causing havoc that appears to be beyond anyone's ability to stop. (English titles) (NOTE: While this print has a musical soundtrack, we suggest that the film be run at silent speed, ie. 18 frames per second, without the sound.)
  • Topics: (Jewish Studies, Motion Pictures: Features)