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Nosferatu

Germany, English, 94 mins

Original Title

Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens
  • Director: F.W. Murnau
  • Writer: Henrik Galeen; Bram Stoker
  • Producer: Enrico Dieckmann; Albin Grau

CGiii Comment

Iconic brilliance.

Although Herzog did a fine job with his version, Murnau will never be overtaken.

An astonishing fact is that the character, Nosferatu, is only on screen for 9 mind-blowing minutes.


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The(ir) Blurb...

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.

Cast & Characters

Max Schreck as Graf Orlok;
Gustav von Wangenheim as Hutter;
Greta Schröder as Ellen Hutter, seine Frau;
Alexander Granach as Knock, ein Häusermakler;
Georg H. Schnell as Westenra - Hutters Freund;
Ruth Landshoff as Lucy, Westenras Frau;
John Gottowt as Professor Bulwer, ein Paracelsianer;
Gustav Botz as Professor Sievers - der Stadtarzt;
Max Nemetz as Käpitän der Demeter;
Wolfgang Heinz as Matrose 1;
Albert Venohr as Matrose 2;
Eric van Viele as Matrose 3;
Karl Etlinger;
Guido Herzfeld as Wirt;
Fanny Schreck as Krankenschwester im Hospital

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