Old Hollywood
Cinema
1900-1979

Nostalgia is a seductive liar - George Wildman Ball
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

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.

Paul Wegener in Monna Vanna (1922, dir. Richard Eichberg) (via)

Paul Wegener in Monna Vanna (1922, dir. Richard Eichberg) (via)