The Golem

Movies, Horror

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In 16th century Prague, Rabbi Loew (Albert Steinruck) interprets an alignment of stars as a sign that disaster is about to befall the city's Jews. The following day, Emperor Luhois (Otto Gebühr) bans Loew's people from Prague, prompting the rabbi to build a statue, known as the Golem (Paul Wegener), that he hopes to animate as a savior. Brought to life by an evil spirit, Astaroth, the creature is, at first, gentle and compassionate. That, however, quickly changes as the creature goes insane.

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Cast and crew

Director: Paul Wegener, Carl Boese
Screenwriter: Paul Wegener, Henrik Galeen
Cast: Paul Wegener
Albert Steinrueck
Ernst Deutsch
Lyda Salmonova
Hanns Sturm
Otto Gebühr