Nosferatu ()

Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens (original title)
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Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife.


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Graf Orlok
Hutter (as Gustav v. Wangenheim)
Ellen - seine Frau (as Greta Schroeder)
Georg H. Schnell ...
Harding - ein Reeder (as G.H. Schnell)
Ruth Landshoff ...
Ruth - seine Schwester
Gustav Botz ...
Professor Sievers - der Stadtarzt
Knock - ein Häusermakler
Professor Bulwer - ein Paracelsianer
Max Nemetz ...
Ein Kapitän
Wolfgang Heinz ...
1. Matrose
Albert Venohr ...
2. Matrose
Eric van Viele ...
Matrose 2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kontrolleur am Kai (uncredited)
Guido Herzfeld ...
Wirt (uncredited)
Hans Lanser-Rudolf ...
A magistrate (uncredited)
Loni Nest ...
Child at Window (uncredited)
Josef Sareny ...
Head coachman (uncredited)
Fanny Schreck ...
Krankenschwester im Hospital (uncredited)
Hardy von Francois ...
Arzt im Hospital (uncredited)
Heinrich Witte ...
Wärter im Irrenhaus (uncredited)

Directed by

F.W. Murnau

Written by

Henrik Galeen ... (screen play)
Bram Stoker ... (based on the novel: "Dracula")

Produced by

Enrico Dieckmann ... producer
Albin Grau ... producer

Music by

James Bernard ... (1997)
James Duhamel ... composer (as Wetfish)
Hans Erdmann
Sandro Forte ... co-composer / (new music co-composed by - as member of Wetfish)
Carlos U. Garza ... (1998)
Gérard Hourbette ... (1988)
Timothy Howard ... (1991)
Richard Marriott ... (1989) (as Club Foot Orchestra)
Richard O'Meara ... (2000)
Hans Posegga ... (1989)
Peter Schirmann ... (1969)
Donald Sosin ... (2002) (as Douglas Sosin)
Robert Steadman ... composer
Didier Thunus ... (2019) (as EverKent)
Bernardo Uzeda ... (2006)
Bernd Wilden ... (1998)
Thierry Zaboitzeff ... (1988)

Cinematography by

Fritz Arno Wagner ... (photographed by) (as F.A. Wagner)
Günther Krampf ... (uncredited)

Costume Design by

Albin Grau ... (costumes by)

Art Department

Albin Grau ... art director: sets

Camera and Electrical Department

Fritz Arno Wagner ... camera operator

Music Department

James Fitzpatrick ... music contractor (1997)
Joanna Seaton ... vocalist (2002)
Art Zoyd ... performer (1988)

Additional Crew

Robert Gray ... translator: English intertitles
Max Schreck ... voice dubbing: Max Schreck (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

Wisbourg, Germany based estate agent Knock dispatches his associate, Hutter, to Count Orlok's castle in Transylvania as the Count wants to purchase an isolated house in Wisbourg. They plan on selling him the one across the way from Hutter's own home. Hutter leaves his innocent wife, Ellen, with some friends while he is away. Hutter's trek is an unusual one, with many locals not wanting to take him near the castle where strange events have been occurring. Once at the castle, Hutter does manage to sell the Count the house, but he also notices and feels unusual occurrences, primarily feeling like there is a dark shadow hanging over him, even in the daytime when the Count is unusually asleep. Hutter eventually sees the Count's sleeping chamber in a crypt, and based on a book he has recently read, believes the Count is really a vampire or Nosferatu. While Hutter is trapped in the castle, the Count, hiding in a shipment of coffins, makes his way to Wisbourg, causing death along his way, which most attribute to the plague. Hutter himself tries to rush home to save his town and most importantly save Ellen from Nosferatu's imminent arrival. In Wisbourg, Ellen can feel the impending darkness as Nosferatu gets closer. But she learns that a sinless woman can sacrifice herself to kill the vampire. Will Hutter be able to save Ellen either from Nosferatu and/or her self-sacrifice? Written by Huggo

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Taglines A thrilling mystery masterpiece - a chilling psycho-drama of blood-lust. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Nosferatu, Eine Symphonie Des Grauens (Philippines, English title)
  • Nosferatu (Israel, English title)
  • Nosferatu (United States)
  • Nosferatu (Europe, English title)
  • Nosferatu (Thailand, English title)
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  • 94 min
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Trivia The movie was banned in Sweden due to excessive horror. The ban was finally lifted in 1972. See more »
Goofs When Hutter is writing his letter to Ellen in Count Orlok's castle, the paper that he is meant to be writing on is clearly blank throughout the scene. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Boo! (1932). See more »
Quotes Graf Orlok: Your wife has such a beautiful neck...
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