Continuity mistake: In the last scene to be filmed, with Orlock and Gretta, the candles on the dresser are alternately lit and then out, as Orlock's reflection is visible then not in the mirror.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Gustav and Count Orlock are discussing the real estate contract, the locket that falls out of the bag first shows a photo of Greta, but in the next shot, it is a painting that looks completely different.
Factual error: After a new camera man is hired, Wagner, the camera man starts showing off to his fellow crew members that he invented "slow motion". In the next scene he demonstrates this by spinning the handle of the camera slowly. In fact this is not right, when the movie is projected the movie will be speeded up instead of slowed down.
F.W. Murnau: Why him, you monster? Why not the... script girl?
Max Schreck: Oh. The script girl. I'll eat her later.
Max Schreck: Tell me how you would harm me - when even I don't know how I could harm myself.
F.W. Murnau: I will not allow you to destroy my picture.
Max Schreck: This is hardly your picture any longer.
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