The Golem (Partially Found Silent Film; 1915)
|Surviving still from the film.|
The Golem was a silent 1915 German horror film written, directed by, and starring Paul Wegener and Henrik Galeen. It told the story of a petrified, human-sized monster made out of clay in Prague who protected the Jewish people from their persecutors. It is brought back to life and used as a servant, but after falling in unrequited love with a woman, it goes on a murderous rampage.
The film has been reported as lost since soon after its release. By 2007, some footage from the first act and a couple of minutes from the fourth act were recovered.
Another Golem film, The Golem and the Dancing Girl (1917), has also been lost.
- Horror Wikia article. Retrieved 19 Mar '16.