The Golem (Partially Found Silent Film; 1915)

The Golem (1915)
Surviving still from the film.
Surviving still from the film.
Status Partially Found

The Golem was a silent 1915 German horror film written, directed by, and starring Paul Wegener and Henrik Galeen.[1] 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, has also been lost.

Surviving Footage

The found footage edited together (mirror of the original, now-removed upload).


  1. Horror Wikia article. Retrieved 19 Mar '16.



Anonymous user #1

4 months ago
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I remember this being referenced in a Simpsons episode. Was it once more widely available, perhaps even popular?


4 months ago
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Yeah, it was more popular back in 1915. (I haven't seen the Simpsons episode in question, but most likely it was referencing the 1920 Golem movie, which is the third in the series and is the only one of them that's not lost)
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