An unauthorized production of Bram Stoker's work (The legal heirs didn't give their permission), so the names had to be changed. But this wasn't enough: The widow of Bram Stoker won two lawsuits (1924 and 1929) in which she demanded the destruction of all copies of the movie. However happily copies of it were already too widespread to destroy them all.
Later, Universal Studios broke her resistance to this movie. Count Orlok's move to Wisburg (Obviously the real "Wismar") brings the plague traceable to his dealings with the Realtor Thomas Hutter, and the Count's obsession with Hutter's wife, Ellen the only one with the power to end the evil.
Please note that although this is a DVDRip, the quality is that of a 1920's film - jumpy, grainy and sometimes out of focus. Remember that this technology was in its infancy back then. I hope you enjoy this look back into the beginnings of motion picture history!
Max Schreck ... Graf Orlok
Gustav von Wangenheim ... Hutter (as Gustav v. Wangenheim)
Greta Schröder ... Ellen Hutter, seine Frau (as Greta Schroeder)
Alexander Granach ... Knock, ein Häusermakler
Georg H. Schnell ... Westenra, Harkers Freund (as G.H. Schnell)
Ruth Landshoff ... Lucy, Westenras Frau
John Gottowt ... Professor Bulwer, ein Paracelsianer
Gustav Botz ... Professor Sievers, der Stadtartzt
Max Nemetz ... Käpitän der Demeter