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The Haunted Castle (1921)
"Schloß Vogelöd" (original title)

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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 ... 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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7 April 1921 (Germany)  »

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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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Excellent Movie
18 February 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm not going to give away any of the plot in this review, it's worth simply watching the film and going with it.

However, I did want to address a couple of things in previous reviews.

Firstly there is a review from MARIO GAUCI that isn't exactly complementary. The thing is, the reviewer clearly saw a very inferior print of the movie, likely missing almost 30 minute3s of footage.

Like all movies, you really ought to give the benefit of the doubt to movies that you're seeing in 16mm reductions prints with a third of the film (which, true, at the time the other DVD of this came out, was considered "lost") missing. If you're into silent film, then don't go the cheapo route - spend the money on good restorations, it really pays dividends.

Secondly there is mention of the acting here being "stagey". This is a comment I see often, but i never truly understand it. This was made in 1921! If you're watching a piece of early cinema you can't expect the realism that we see on the screen today. Not only did the rules of cinema not exist at the time these films were made, but the technology available at the tie didn't allow for it. The call this film "stagey" is, if you don't mind me saying, rather ignorant. What did you expect? Instead, approach this for what it is. It is an early mystery film. There are some good performances, but I mostly enjoyed the shots of the rain drenched roads and fields. The dream sequences do a good job of balancing fear and comedy, and while the plot is rather transparent to modern minds, if you can set aside your critique and just allow the film to wash over you, it really works quite well.


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