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The Haunted Castle (1921)

Schloß Vogelöd (original title)
In the castle Vogeloed, a few aristocrats are awaiting baroness Safferstätt. But first count Oetsch invites himself.. Everyone thinks he murdered his brother, baroness Safferstat's first ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Arnold Korff ...
von Vogelschrey, Schlossherr auf Vogeloed
Lulu Kyser-Korff ...
Centa V. Vogelschrey, Seine Frau (as L. Kyser-Korff)
Lothar Mehnert ...
Graf Johann Oetsch (as Lotar Mehnert)
Paul Hartmann ...
Graf Peter Paul Oetsch
Paul Bildt ...
Baron Safferstätt
Olga Tschechowa ...
Baronin Safferstätt
Victor Bluetner ...
Der Pater Faramund (as Victor Blütner)
Hermann Vallentin ...
Der Landgerichtsrat a.D.
Julius Falkenstein ...
Der ängstliche Herr
Robert Leffler ...
Der Haushofmeister
Walter Kurt Kuhle ...
Ein Diener (as Walter Kurt-Kuhle)
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In the castle Vogeloed, a few aristocrats are awaiting baroness Safferstätt. But first count Oetsch invites himself.. Everyone thinks he murdered his brother, baroness Safferstat's first husband, three years ago. So he is rather undesirable. But Oetsch stays; arguing he is not the murderer and will find the real one... Written by Yepok

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Crime | Drama | Horror | Mystery

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7 April 1921 (Germany)  »

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Castle Vogeloed  »

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Trivia

The movie was shot in 16 days and released before the serialized novel's last chapter had been printed in the "Berliner Illustrierten". See more »

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Version of Schloß Vogelöd (1936) See more »

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A strange but excellent prelude to Nosferatu
10 September 1998 | by (Darmstadt, Germany) – See all my reviews

This very personal movie from Murnau sets the precedent for the author´s most notorious movie: Nosferatu the vampire.

Murnau demonstrates his superb command of the camera and the illumination while setting the bases of the expressionism.

The suspense distilled in Haunted Castle is well worth a Hitchcock´s movie and the plot is surprisingly complex for a silent.

Do make sure that you see it in a winter stormy night


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