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The Haunted Castle (1921)

Schloß Vogelöd (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 7 April 1921 (Germany)
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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von Vogelschrey - Schlossherr auf Vogeloed
Lulu Kyser-Korff ...
Centa V. Vogelschrey - von Vogelschrey's Frau (as L. Kyser-Korff)
Lothar Mehnert ...
Graf Johann Oetsch (as Lotar Mehnert)
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Graf Peter Paul Oetsch
Paul Bildt ...
Baron Safferstätt
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Baronin Safferstätt
Victor Bluetner ...
Der Pater Faramund (as Victor Blütner)
Hermann Vallentin ...
Der Landgerichtsrat a.D.
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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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Crime | Drama | Horror | Mystery

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Castle Vogeloed  »

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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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Bleak and Amateurish
28 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

In this film, a man shows up. He is accused, though never convicted of the murder of a man. The man's widow comes on the scene and is torn apart with distress. There is all kinds of endless gnashing of teeth. One man is so afraid that he leaves after an anxiety attack. There is no haunting and there is no castle, just lots of nondescript characters sitting around worrying. The final part of the film is reasonably entertaining, as a priest comes on the scene. This is probably Murnau experimenting with cinema. Had he put out another movie like this one, there may not have been any more. Most of the dialogue is presented in boxes that seem to lack any soul at all.


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