The Golem and the Dancing Girl

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The Golem and the Dancing Girl
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Directed byRochus Gliese
Paul Wegener
Produced byPaul Davidson
Siegmund Jakob
Hanns Lippmann[1]
Written byPaul Wegener
StarringPaul Wegener
Lyda Salmonova
Rochus Gliese
Release date
  • January 15, 1917 (1917-01-15)
Running time
unknown
CountryGerman Empire
LanguageSilent
German intertitles

The Golem and the Dancing Girl (original German title: Der Golem und die Tänzerin) is a 1917 film. It is part of a trilogy, preceded by The Golem (1915) and followed by The Golem: How He Came into the World (1920). Paul Wegener and Rochus Gliese co-directed and acted in the film. Wegener also wrote the screenplay. This was the screen debut of Fritz Feld. It was produced by Deutsche Bioscop GmbH.[1]

The Golem and the Dancing Girl is now considered a lost film, though silentera.com reports a print may exist in an "eastern European film archive".[2] Troy Howarth wrote, "(the film) remains one of the earliest filmed examples of a horror spoof....makes it all the more regrettable that it has vanished so completely."[1]

Plot[edit]

Not much is known of the plot, since the film is considered lost, but it appears to have been a take-off spoofing the earlier 1915 film Der Golem. Wegener plays an actor who, upon discovering the fear his performance generates when he assumes the role of the Golem in a film, decides to wear the costume to a party he is to attend, in order to make an impression on a dancer (Salmanova) who will be there.[1]

Cast[edit]

IMDb credits Wegener as playing the Golem (as he did in the other two films in the trilogy), while silentera.com states this role was played by Gliese.

Production[edit]

Reception[edit]

Troy Howarth wrote, "Not only is the film considered lost, it doesn't seem to have generated much notice upon its original release."[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era. Midnight Marquee Press. p. 188. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
  2. ^ "Der Golem und die Tänzerin". silentera.com. Retrieved February 27, 2013.

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