This amazing film was released in 1922 by the Prana Film company under the name "Nosferatu," because the studio could not get the rights to the novel "Dracula." It was the Prana Film company's only film, because they soon declared bankruptcy (before the widowed Mrs. Stoker could sue for copyright infringement). In 1927, the Cinémathèque Française, which collected and preserved films, preserved a copy of the second French version of "Nosferatu." In 1947 This version made a home in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
Nosferatu. Dir. F.W. Murnau. Writ. Henrik Galeen and Bram Stoker. Prana Film, 1922.