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Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam

(Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam)

Synopsis

Suffering under the tyrannical rule of Rudolf II in 16th century Prague, a Talmudic rabbi (Albert Steinruck) creates a giant warrior (Paul Wegener) to protect the safety of his people. Sculpted of clay and animated by the mysterious secrets of the Cabala, the Golem is a seemingly indestructible juggernaut, performing acts of great heroism, yet equally capable of dreadful violence. When the rabbi's assistant (Ernst Deutsch) takes control of the Golem and attempts to use him for selfish gain, the lumbering monster runs rampant, abducting the rabbi's daughter (Lyda Salmonova) and setting fire to the ghetto.

A movie directed by Carl Boese, Paul Wegener

1920 - 85 minutes - Black & White - Silent - 1.33

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Main Cast

  • Der Golem / The Golem
  • Der Rabbi Löw / Rabbi Loew
  • Miriam, des Rabbi Tochter
  • Der Rabbi Famulus
  • Der Rabbi Jehuda, der Älteste der Gemeinde
  • Der Tempeldiener / Temple Servant
  • Der Kaiser / Emperor Luhois
  • Des Kaisers Kebse
  • Der Junker Florian / Knight Florian
  • Ein Mägdelein mit der Rose / Little Girl with Rose
  • Ein kleines Mädchen / Little Girl

Also Known As

  • The Golem (us)
  • The Golem: How He Came Into the World (us)

Release dates

  • June 19, 1921
  • October 29, 1920 (premiere)
  • June 19, 1921