SKU 3070


Maurice Elvey Writers: E. Temple Thurston (play), H. Fowler Mear Stars: Conrad Veidt, Marie Ney, Basil Gill

Mathathias passes by Christ on the road to Golgotha, where Christ is to be crucified.  When Mathathias expresses a lack of concern for Christ's suffering, he is told by Jesus that he will remain 'here' until he returns.  A soft, glowing light grows stronger and Matathias stares in horror.  It is because of these words, that Matathias is cursed with immortality:  he cannot die; he can't grow older; and he must periodically move to a new community and establish a new identity, so no one will notice that he never ages.  Though Veidt was known to have appeared in a number of films sympathetic to the Jews at a time when anti-Semitism was metamorphosing into something much more encompassing and deadlier than anything the Jews had heretofore seen in Europe, this film has a Christian viewpoint, which -- considering the subject matter -- by definition isn't particularly sympathetic to the fate of its Jewish protagonist.

DVD-R is in English with no subtitles.  Approx. 78 mins. 

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