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Gerhart Hauptmann (based on the novel by)
Thea von Harbou (adapted for the screen by)
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Release Date:
13 November 1922 (Germany) See more »
A shiftless young man becomes obsessed with a mysterious woman and yearns to find her again. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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One of Murnau's best visually told films See more (17 total) »


  (in credits order)

Alfred Abel ... Lorenz Lubota
Frida Richard ... Lubotas Mutter / Lubota's Mother (as Frieda Richard)
Aud Egede-Nissen ... Melanie Lubota

Hans Heinrich von Twardowski ... Hugo Lubota (as H.H. v. Twardowski)
Adolf Klein ... Eisenwarenhändler Harlan
Olga Engl ... Harlans Frau / Harlan's Wife

Lya De Putti ... Veronika Harlan / Mellitta (as Lya de Putti)

Ilka Grüning ... Baronin / Baroness
Grete Berger ... Pfandleiherin Schwabe / Pawnbroker Schwabe
Anton Edthofer ... Wigottschinski
Karl Etlinger ... Buchbinder Starke / Bookbinder Starke (as Karl Ettlinger)

Lil Dagover ... Marie Starke
Heinrich Witte ... Amtsdiener / Clerk

Wilhelm Diegelmann ... Literary Editor

Gerhart Hauptmann ... Himself in Opening Credits
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ursula Nest ... Little Girl playing near Harlan house (uncredited)

Directed by
F.W. Murnau 
Writing credits
Gerhart Hauptmann (based on the novel by)

Thea von Harbou (adapted for the screen by)

Hans Heinrich von Twardowski  uncredited

Produced by
Jeffery Masino .... producer (2003 alternate version)
Erich Pommer .... producer
Original Music by
Robert Israel (music score composed by)
Cinematography by
Axel Graatkjær (photography)
Theophan Ouchakoff (photography)
Production Design by
Hermann Warm (design)
Art Direction by
Vally Reinecke (uncredited)
Production Management
Herman Bing .... production manager (uncredited)
Art Department
Erich Czerwonski .... sets executed by
Brian Peterson .... additional production designer: Roam Creative (2003 alternate version)
Hermann Warm .... sets executed by
Sound Department
Karen Eckhoff .... audio post-production: ADS (2003 alternate version)
Vladislav Kvapil .... recording director (2003 alternate version)
Vit Muzik .... recording director (2003 alternate version)
Editorial Department
Ralph Eck .... telecine: Ascent Media (2003 alternate version)
David Block .... colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Robert Israel .... conductor: The Robert Israel Orchestra (2004 alternate version score)
Robert Israel .... music arranger: score (2003 alternate version)
Other crew
Michelle Cooley .... production staff: Turner Entertainment Networks (2003 alternate version)
Nadja Geipert .... translator: German titles to English (2003 alternate version)
Alfonso Gomez .... intertitle compositor (2003 alternate version)
Tom Karsch .... production staff: Turner Entertainment Networks (2003 alternate version)
Susan Ryan .... production staff: Turner Entertainment Networks (2003 alternate version) (as Susan K. Ryan)
Charles Tabesh .... production staff: Turner Entertainment Networks (2003 alternate version)
Janet Bergstrom .... special thanks (2003 alternate version)
Thomas Folland .... special thanks (2003 alternate version)
Nadja Geipert .... special thanks (2003 alternate version)
Steve LaBorico .... special thanks (2003 alternate version)
Michael Masino .... special thanks (2003 alternate version)
Billie Nakamoto .... special thanks (2003 alternate version)
John Novacek .... special thanks: Europe chamber music recording (2003 alternate version)
Jan Olsson .... dedicatee: Robert Israel's music score (2003 alternate version)
Brian Peterson .... special thanks (2003 alternate version)
Donna Weber .... special thanks: Europe chamber music recording (2003 alternate version)
Brad Weyl .... special thanks (2003 alternate version)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Phantom" - USA
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125 min | USA:117 min (TCM print) | Germany:145 min (Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Foundation restoration print, 18 fps)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-8 (1974) | Spain:T | UK:PG (DVD rating) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

Did You Know?

This movie was considered lost for a long time but is now available in good condition.See more »
Continuity: When Lorenz'a Aunt Schwabe reads his letter of termination, she is wearing gloves, but the close up of the letter shows a bare hand holding it.See more »
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16 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
One of Murnau's best visually told films, 4 October 2006
Author: Thorkell A Ottarsson from Norway

I just saw Phantom (F.W. Murnau: 1922) for the first time. It just came out on DVD (from Flicker Alley). The transfer is really good and the music is beautiful. I was a bit disappointed that the inter titles are in English and tinted green but other than that, I have no complaints.

The film was good. It is extremely well told with some unbelievable scenes. It is really worth buying the DVD just for those scenes. I had how ever problems with the story (I just could not believe that an honest man like that would loose his head so easily). I also thought that Alfred Abel was to old for the part, even though he was good in the role.

This is not one of Murnau's best films but it is one of his best visually told films. I give it 7/10.

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