The Golem: The Legend of Prague
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- Run Time: 1 hours, 35 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Released: November 12, 2019
- Originally Released: 1936
- Label: Alpha Video
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Harry Baur, Germaine Aussey, Roger Karl & Roger Duchesne|
|Directed by||Julien Duvivier|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Aware of what was happening in Nazi Germany, French director Julien Duvivier wanted to address the plight of the Jews, if only symbolically. He did so by crafting a sequel to the 1920 German classic The Golem: How He Came Into The World, directed by Paul Wegener. Duvivier is considered one of the founding fathers of French cinema for films such as S.S. Tenacity (1934) and Pépé le Moko (1937). He fled France in advance of the German occupation for Hollywood, where he made prestigious pictures like Tales of Manhattan (1942) with Charles Boyer and Rita Hayworth and Flesh and Fantasy (1943) with Edward G. Robinson and Barbara Stanwyck. His Golem sequel remains an unfairly overlooked entry in his filmography. Harry Baur is considered one of the greatest actors of the French cinema. He played Ludwig Van Beethoven in Abel Gance's Beethoven's Great Love (1936) and Jean Valjean in Raymond Bernard's Les Miserables (1934), considered by many to be the best adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel. He tragically died in 1943 while making a movie in Berlin, after being arrested and tortured by the Gestapo on suspicion of anti-Nazi activities.
In French with English subtitles.
Note: Due to the age and rarity of this film, some picture anomalies exist.
- Sales Rank: 56
- UPC: 089218828392
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