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    The Golem (Paramount, 1920). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    A 16th century rabbi (Albert Steinruck) in the Prague Ghetto is determined to save his people from the tyranny of the Emperor, who has ordered all Jews removed from the city. His answer lies in the form of old Jewish folklore, which tells of a clay creature name Golem. Actor/writer/co-director Paul Wegener plays the title character, brought to life by the well meaning rabbi. Stylistically, this picture was important to the evolution of German Expressionism, and also draws comparison to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and Mary Shelley's tale of Dr. Frankenstein's monster. Heritage has offered this card only once previously, and paper for the film rarely turns up. Nearly perfect, the piece shows only pinholes in the borders. Near Mint-.


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