The Golem (German, Der Golem; shown in the USA as The Monster of Fate) is a 1915 silent horror film written and directed by Paul Wegener and Henrik Galeen. The film is an original work suggested by ancient Jewish legend. Though a few scenes have survived, it is believed to be a lost film.

  • Country: Germany
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Color: Black and White
  • Release Date: 15 January 1915 (Germany)

Plot Edit

In the modern times, an antique dealer (Henrik Galeen) finds a golem (Paul Wegener), a clay statue brought to life by a Rabbi four centuries earlier. The dealer resurrects the golem to use him as a servant, but the golem falls in love with the dealer's wife. As she does not return his love, the golem turns to a series of murders.

Cast Edit

Directed by

Henrik Galeen Paul Wegener

Writing credits

Henrik Galeen

Gustav Meyrink

Paul Wegener

Starring Paul Wegener ... Golem

Rudolf Blümner ... Gelehrter

Robert A. Dietrich

Carl Ebert ... Troedler

Henrik Galeen ... Graf

Lyda Salmonova ... Jessica

Jakob Tiedtke

Produced by

Paul Wegener .... co-producer

Hanns Lippmann .... producer (uncredited)

Cinematography by

Guido Seeber

Production Design by

Rochus Gliese

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