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The Golem: How He Came into the World (1920)

imdb rating7.2Rotten Tomatoes rating100%
Suffering under the tyrannical rule of Rudolf II in 16th-century Prague, a Talmudic rabbi creates a giant warrior to protect the safety of his people. Sculpted of clay and animated by the mysterious secrets of the Cabala, the Golem was a seemingly indestructible juggernaut, performing acts of great heroism, yet equally capable of dreadful violence. When the rabbi's assistant takes control of the Golem and attempts to use him for selfish gain, the lumbering monster runs rampant, abducting the rabbi's daughter and setting fire to the ghetto.


portraitPaul Wegener
portraitCarl Boese


portraitPaul Wegener - The Golem
portraitAlbert Steinrück - Rabbi Loew
portraitLyda Salmonova - Miriam, the Rabbi's Daughter
portraitErnst Deutsch - Rabbi Famulus
portraitHans Stürm - Rabbi Jehuda
portraitMax Kronert - Temple Servant
portraitOtto Gebühr - Emperor Luhois
portraitDore Paetzold - Emperor Kebse
portraitLothar Müthel - Knight Florian
portraitGreta Schröder - Young Woman with Rose
portraitLoni Nest - Little Girl
portraitCarl Ebert - Temple Servant (uncredited)
portraitFritz Feld - Jester (uncredited)
portraitUrsula Nest - Little Girl (uncredited)
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