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Golem, wie er in die Welt kam, Der (1920)

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DVD Release Date
• R1: Sep 24, 2002

Running Time
1 hour, 25 minutes

Country Germany

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• Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam
• The Golem (1921)
• The Golem: How He Came Into the World (1921)

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Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Fantasy, Monsters, Murder

Plot: With his third version of THE GOLEM, director, writer, and actor Paul Wegener is credited with creating the first horror movie series, and historians consider THE GOLEM AND THE DANCER (his 1917 follow-up to the 1914 original) to be the first sequel in cinema history. Based on a legend in Jewish mysticism, in 16th-century Prague community leader and astrologer Rabbi Loew (Albert Steinrück) foresees doom for the Jews. When the emperor decrees a pogrom of the Jewish ghetto, Loew molds a forbidding clay golem (Wegener) to save his people. Loew invokes a demon spirit to retrieve a magic word that he places in an amulet on the creature’s chest. Once the word is positioned, the giant wedge-haired automaton lives. Danger ensues, however, when Loew’s assistant, Famulus (Ernst Deutsch), uses the golem to settle a score with Florian (Lothar Müthel), a knight who has stolen his sweetheart, Miriam (Lyda Salmonova). THE GOLEM’s influence on future horror films was significant, particularly James Whale’s FRANKENSTEIN. Wegener’s distorted sets and chiaroscuro lighting, complemented by Karl Freund’s expert photography, make the film an excellent example of German Expressionism and an important contribution by German mega studio UFA to the golden age of Weimar cinema.

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 Directed by
Paul Wegener
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 Written by
Henrik Galeen
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Ernst Deutsch
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 Music By
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