Cinema: The New Pictures: Mar. 29, 1937

The Golem (AB Films). Ghetto legend in Prague says that in the early 17th Century, a mysterious Rabbi Loew, crony of Emperor Rudolph II, constructed a semi-human statue-monster called the Golem (the "Strong") which, if Prague's Jews ever needed aid, would come to life and provide it. In 1920 this legend provided the material for one of the most horrifying pictures ever made. Produced by UFA (see p. 52), directed by Paul Wegener. who also wrote the scenario and played the title role, it showed the Golem on an expressionistic rampage (see...

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