Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Der Golem

Strange Monster from German Expressionist Cinema: Der Golem
"In the 16th century, the Jews of Prague face persecution. Rabbi Loew creates a giant golem out of clay to protect the people. Unfortunately, the creature rebels and wreaks deadly havoc. In the end, a small girl stops the golem by removing the magic star from its chest."
Starring Paul Wegener as the clay monster which inspired other monsters in cinema.
It ran in NYC for ten months in 1923. I like the poster art.

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