Old Hollywood
Cinema
1900-1979

Nostalgia is a seductive liar - George Wildman Ball

Above, poster art for The Golem (1920, dir. Carl Boese & Paul Wegener); below, still from The Golem (via)

Poster art and set design by Hans Poelzig.

The Golem (1920, dir. Carl Boese & Paul Wegener) 
In the film, a rabbi creates a Golem, a clay figure brought to life by magic, to defend the Jews of 16th-century Prague from anti-Semitic attacks. But when the Golem is misused for an act of personal revenge, he transforms into a raging monster who turns on his creators and, in the scene pictured above, sets fire to the Jewish ghetto.
Full film online here.
(via) 

The Golem (1920, dir. Carl Boese & Paul Wegener) 

In the film, a rabbi creates a Golem, a clay figure brought to life by magic, to defend the Jews of 16th-century Prague from anti-Semitic attacks. But when the Golem is misused for an act of personal revenge, he transforms into a raging monster who turns on his creators and, in the scene pictured above, sets fire to the Jewish ghetto.

Full film online here.

(via