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Section: Apollo - Cinema Memories
Country: Germany 
Year: 1921

 

Nosferatu

b&w/95 minutes

Director: F. W. Murnau. Screenplay: Henrik Galeen. Cinematographer: Fritz Arno Wagner. Cast:  Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schröder, Georg Heinrich Schnell, Ruth Landshoff, John Gottowt, Gustav Botz, Max Nemetz, Wolfgang Heinz.

Thomas Hutter is secretary to an estate agent in Wisborg, where he lives happily with his wife Ellen. One day his boss sends him to Transylvania on business, to negotiate with Baron Orlok about purchasing a house. His wife Ellen senses that something is amiss, she is aware of the danger which threatens her husband, but he will not be held back. It is night-time before Hutter meets the strange master of the castle - the latter signs the contract. When Hutter wakes the next morning, he discovers small red marks on his neck and guesses the horrors to come. Orlok is a vampire. Hutter flees the castle at once, afraid that the ghost is on his way to his wife.

Production:
Prana-Film GmbH (Berlin)

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau was a German film director. One of Murnau's acclaimed works is the 1922 film Nosferatu, an adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The film is considered a masterpiece of Expressionist film. He later directed the 1924 film The Last Laugh, as well as a 1926 interpretation of Goethe's Faust. He later immigrated to Hollywood in 1926, where he joined the Fox Studio and made three films: Sunrise (1927), 4 Devils (1928) and City Girl (1930). The first of these three is widely regarded as one of the greatest films ever made.

 

 

 

Filmography:

1919 Emerald of Death
1920 Abend - Nacht - Morgen
1920 Der Bucklige und die Tänzerin
1920 Der Januskopf
1920 Satanas
1921 Der Gang in die Nacht
1921 Desire
1921 The Haunted Castle
1922 Der brennende Acker
1922 Marizza, genannt die Schmuggler-Madonna
1922 Nosferatu
1922 Phantom
1924 Finances of the Grand Duke
1924 The Last Laugh
1925 Tartuffe
1926 Faust
1927 Sunrise
1928 4 Devils
1930 City Girl
1931 Tabu: A Story of the South Seas