The Golem (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam)
The Golem (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam) (1920)

Actor-director Paul Wegener made three films built around the mythical creature of Jewish legend: Golem was released in 1914, and a sequel of sorts, Der Golem und die Tänzerin, came out in 1917. This is the one film which has survived and… More

Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: March 8, 2005
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Don Druker
Chicago Reader

Of the four extant versions of this perennial horror classic, Paul Wegener's 1920 version remains the best.

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Paul Wegener directs and stars in an enduring example of German Expressionist horror, based on an ancient Jewish myth.

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TV Guide

The Golem, carefully crafted and visually impressive work, has lost little of its power over the decades.

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Harvey S. Karten

Wes Craven could take some clues from Paul Wegener's concepts.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This classic in horror is mainly enjoyed for its powerful visuals.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
a strange and wonderful jewish folktale is brought to life in one of the most beautiful and influential german expressionist films. it's impossible not to… More
Brandon Siddall
This movie is one of the greatest silents that I have ever seen. Amazing work here, I think that this movie shows German Expressionism better than Cabinet of… More
Aj V
This movie is pretty magical for it's time, and the plot seems interesting at first, but I didn't understand how and if the Golem saved the jews in… More
Sylvester Kuo
One of the most important German cinematic masterpieces, The Golem is a adaptation of the Jewish story about an clay figure saving the Jewish people in 16th… More
El Hombre Invisible
The film's special effects, musical score, and editing make it an easy entry in the classic horror genre. However, it takes a back seat when compared to… More
Alice Smith
More a tale than a horror movie, to be honest, but a good story very well done, with a strong message (not very safe to play by the God). Really beautiful sets… More