Directed by Carl Boese and Paul Wegener. With Wegener. The prototype for the Frankenstein monster is found in this film version of an ancient Jewish legend. Set in 16th-century Prague, the film tells of a rabbi and Kabbalist who creates a giant, animated warrior out of clay to protect his congregation from the emperor’s cruel dictates.
(Germany, 1920, silent with English intertitles and music track, color-tinted b&w, DVD, 86 min.)
Admission $10, CMA members $7