The Golem (partially found German silent film; 1915)
|Surviving still from the film.|
The Golem is a silent German horror film released in 1915 that was 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 was reported to be lost soon after its release. By 2007, some footage from the first act and a couple of minutes from the fourth act were recovered.
Additionally, several sources claim that prints do still exist, and Elizabeth Baer states in her book, The Golem Redux: From Prague to Post-Holocaust Fiction, that Donald Glut knows a "European film collector" who owns a copy. He did not source his claim, however, says Baer.
- The Golem and the Dancing Girl, another lost Golem film
- Horror Wikia article. Retrieved 19 Mar '16.