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Writers:
Rudolf Stratz (novel)
Carl Mayer (adaptation)
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Release Date:
7 April 1921 (Germany) See more »
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Plot:
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)

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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Bring on the German Sherlock Holmes, 7 July 2011
Author: gavin6942 from United States

Several people in a house come face to face with a murder mystery -- and one of them is guilty of the crime! This film has no familiar actors, and something of a misleading title (it is not a literal translation of the German). The phrase "haunted castle" clearly implies a horror film and not a detective story, but there is very little horror here.

Lothar Mehnert stars as Count Oetsch, and although I know absolutely nothing about him, I was very drawn to his performance. He has a striking look that I think makes for a good stage or screen presence. What else has he done? I do not know, but should seek it out.

The film is light on humor, though there is a sequence I will call "the kitchen boy dream" that I found funny. What is it implying? What does it mean? How does it connect to the big story? I have no idea.

The Kino DVD contains a book / film comparison and I would recommend this. It shows how radically different the film is in some ways from the book. While the essence is the same, I would almost have to say they are two different creatures altogether.

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