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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 )
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A strange but excellent prelude to Nosferatu, 10 September 1998
Author: Nene-2 from Darmstadt, Germany

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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