The Golem

Rated NR 68 minutes 1920

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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Director: Carl Boese and Paul Wegener

Cast: Paul Wegener, Albert Steinruck, Ernst Deutsch, Lydia Salmonova, Hanns Strum, Otto Gebühr and Lothar Muthel

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