fiction / 1921 / Germany / bw / 64 min.
A famed silent adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula. – 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...
Director: Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau
Screenplay: Henrik Galeen
Photography: 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, Albert Venohr, Guido Herzfeld, Karl Etlinger, Heinrich Witte, Hardy von François