Continuity mistake: When the sailor and captain go below decks, the sailor comes from behind the captain to stand next to him twice between the shots. (00:56:00 - 00:56:35)


Continuity mistake: When Hutter meets his wife at home early in the film, he runs to embrace her. In the close shot that immediately follows, he is a few steps farther back than he was a second earlier.


Continuity mistake: When Ellen dies on her bed at the end of the film, she collapses on the pillow and her head is looking upwards, but in the next shot, her head is now facing left.

Continuity mistake: When we first see the dead ship captain, his eyes are half open. When they find the captain behind the steering wheel a little later on, his eyes are closed.

Continuity mistake: When Ellen has finished reading Hutter's letter on the beach, she crumples it up in her hands, but in the next shot it is whole again.

Plot hole: When Nosferatu is caught in the sunlight towards the end, his reflection can be seen in the tall standing mirror in the corner of the room. This makes no sense because vampires do not cast reflections. Deliberate or not, in the original Bram Stoker novel, there is a scene in which the character Harker is shaving, and is disturbed to see that the Count casts no reflection. There is also a passage that states, "He throws no shadow, he make in the mirror no reflect." Some would argue that the rising of the sun robs him of his powers, giving him the reflection. But his reflection is visible before the rooster starts crowing, before the sun even rises.


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Suggested correction: That's all from the book, none of that is established in the film.

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Graf Orlok: You have hurt yourself... your precious blood.

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Trivia: After Bram Stoker's widow Florence successfully sued the film's producers for plagiarism, the court ordered that all copies of the film be destroyed. About five prints survived, however. All of today's versions of "Nosferatu" have been reproduced from those prints.

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