Le Golem (1936)

France, Czechoslovakia,
87m
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

A French/Czech fantasy film directed by Julien Duvivier.

Plot Summary

A rabbi creates a Golem from clay to help him protect the oppressed Jews of Prague.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Julien Duvivier
AB-Film
Produced by: Frank Kassler, Charles Philipp, Josef Stein
Script: André-Paul Antoine, Julien Duvivier, Josef Kodícek
Play: Jirí Voskovec, Jan Werich
Directors of Photography: Jan Stallich, Václav Vích
Editor: Jiri Slavicek
Music: Joseph Kumok
Sound: Bedrich PolednÍk
Art Directors: Andrej Andrejew, Stepán Kopecký

Cast
Harry Baur (Emperor Rudolf II)
Charles Dorat (Rabbi Jacob)
Jany Holt (Rachel)
Roger Karl (Chancellor Lang)
Germaine Aussey (Countesse Strada)
Julien Carette
Marcel Dalio
Raymond Aimos (Toussaint)
Alfred Bastýr (Cardinal)
Jan Cerný (Keppler)
Roger Duchesne (Trignac)
Ferdinand Hart (Golem)
Gaston Jacquet (chief of police)
Frantisek Jerhot
Antonín Jirsa (Kat)
F.X. Mlejnek
Stanislav Neumann (Daniel)
Robert Ozanne
Karel Schleichert (alchemist)
Walter Schorsch (court jester)

Alternative Titles

Golem – Finland
The Golem – USA
The Golem: The Legend of Prague – USA
The Legend of Prague – UK
The Man of Stone – USA

See also
Der Golem (1915)
Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam (1920)

Extracts included in
Dr Terror's House of Horrors (1943)

References

Books

  • by Walt Lee p.170 – credits
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.186-187 – illustrated review (by Kevin Nickelson)