Alraune und der Golem (1919)

Germany, 1919
35mm film, black and white
silent

A German horror film. Was this film ever made? Stephen Jones, writing in The Illustrated Frankenstein Movie Guide, certainly seems to think not, noting that “It is unlikely that a 1919 film entitled Alraune und der Golem […] was ever made, although a publicity poster exists.” The only other major reference to the film appears to be Walt Lee’s Reference Guide to Fantastic Films, which in turn references the back cover of Midi/Minuit Fantastique no.13 – which suggests that what Lee is referencing is that very same poster. For the sake of completeness, it’s included here, complete with Lee’s credit listings until such time that it can be verified that the film really doesn’t exist.

Credits

Crew
Riesenbioskopfilm
Based on characters from Jewish legend and from the novel Alraune by Hanns Heinz Ewers
Artistic Supervisor: Nils Chrisander
Director of Photography: Guido Seeber

Alternative Titles

Alraune and the Golem

References

Books
The Illustrated Frankenstein Movie Guide by Stephen Jones p.16 – credits, note
Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.11 – credits
Vintage Science Fiction Films, 1896-1949 by Michael Benson p.133 – credits