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Rudolf Stratz (novel)
Carl Mayer (adaptation)
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Release Date:
7 April 1921 (Germany) See more »
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In the castle Vogeloed, a few aristocrats are awaiting baroness Safferstätt. But first count Oetsch invites himself.... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Loni Nest ... Kleines Mädchen (uncredited)
Georg Zawatzky ... Küchenjunge (uncredited)
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Directed by
F.W. Murnau 
 
Writing credits
Rudolf Stratz (novella)

Carl Mayer (adaptation)

Produced by
Erich Pommer .... producer
 
Cinematography by
László Schäffer 
Fritz Arno Wagner  (as Fritz A. Wagner)
 
Art Direction by
Hermann Warm 
 
Art Department
Graf F. Montgelas .... art consultant
 
Music Department
Douglas M. Protsik .... musician: piano (restored version: 2002 )
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Schloß Vogeloed" - Germany (original title)
"Vogelod Castle" - USA
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Runtime:
75 min | USA:69 min | 70 min (20 fps) | Spain:55 min (VHS version) | Spain:81 min (DVD edition) | Germany:81 min (2002 restored version)
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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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Featured in Das Erbe der Nibelungen (2011) (TV)See more »

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
It's him!, 21 November 2002
Author: cairnsdavid from Edinburgh, Scotland

Afraid I found this a little stagey. I know it's very EARLY Murnau, and I wouldn't expect the flash and wallop of DER LASZT MANN, but without either expressionist stylisation or nifty camerawork, my attention wandered a bit......but I was brought back to full wakefullness by the appearance of what looks like Max Schreck's Graf Orlock from NOSFERATU - or at least his hand. A sinister taloned hand reaching through a window in a bizarre dream sequence, accompanied by a billowing curtain of the kind soon to cross the atlantic with Paul Leni for THE CAT AND THE CANARY and to appear, a few years later in James Whale's THE OLD DARK HOUSE. And I should add that the scary dream is followed by an equally freaky comedy dream set in the castle kitchen, where a scullery boy dreams of revenge for previous slights...Murnau's comedy relief is always kind of peculiar.

Worth seeing for the dreams!

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