This macabre thriller is based on characters created in the classic 1920 German horror film The Golem. Director Herbert J. Leder wanted the film to have the style and characteristics of the Hammer horror films that were popular during the ’60s and directed the camera work and audio effects accordingly.
Roddy McDowall, soon to become world-famous as the star of the Planet of the Apes franchise, features here as Arthur Pimm, an introspective young man who works at a London museum.
One night, Pimm steals the famous Star of the Nile diamond from the museum to lend to his mother with whom he lives. His mother, however, is dead – and has been for some time . . .
Also in the museum is the clay figure of the Golem, a mediaeval figure supposed to have been brought to life by the saints to protect its masters. When Pimm discovers the secret of the Golem, everyone is in for a frightening time.
The old Rabbi
Herbert J. Leder