The Golem (1915 film)

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The Golem
Golem Weneger 2.jpg
Scene from film
Directed by Paul Wegener
Henrik Galeen
Produced by Hanns Lippmann
Written by Paul Wegener
Henrik Galeen
Starring Paul Wegener
Rudolf Blümner
Carl Ebert
Henrik Galeen
Lyda Salmonova
Release dates
  • January 15, 1915 (1915-01-15)
Running time 60 min.
Country German Empire
Language Silent
German intertitles

Der Golem (German: Der Golem, shown in the USA as The Monster of Fate) is a 1915 silent horror film written and directed by Paul Wegener and Henrik Galeen. It is inspired by ancient Jewish legend. It is a long lost film, though the Deutsche Kinemathek film archive possesses "108 meter fragments".[1] ( states, however, that a "print exists".[2]) It is the first of a trilogy by Wegener, followed by The Golem and the Dancing Girl (1917) and The Golem: How He Came into the World (1920). David Brooks, writing as a columnist for Minnesota Daily, said the film "deals with the tragic issues in life."


In modern times, an antiques dealer (Henrik Galeen) finds a golem (Paul Wegener), a clay statue brought to life by a rabbi four centuries earlier. The dealer resurrects the golem as a servant, but the golem falls in love with the dealer's wife. As she does not return his love, the golem commits a series of murders.

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  1. ^ "Der Golem". Deutsche Kinemathek. Retrieved March 27, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Der Golem". Retrieved March 27, 2013. 

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