Continuity mistake: When Freder exits the Moloch machine hall, in the shot of Freder descending the stairs the two motorized utility carts are missing. (00:15:55)

Continuity mistake: The interior sets of the Rotwang house are much larger than the exterior views (this discrepancy was first noted in a review by H. G. Wells).

Factual error: An intertitle has a spelling error in the Kino DVD. The name "Freder" is misspelled as "Feder". This occurs in chapter 19, time 00:59:04 to 00:59:12. (00:59:05)

Visible crew/equipment: Maria is preparing to leave the catacombs and Rotwang has sneaked in to kidnap her. He diverts her attention by throwing a loose brick to the ground a short distance from himself. Maria is then standing deciding what to do. A cord or cable (possibly an extension cord) is visible on the ground behind her on her left. She turns to her right and walks. Her left foot then her right foot gets tangled in the cord. (00:55:35)

Deliberate mistake: A shot that lasts three seconds is backwards. The previous shot is a point of view outside an elevator and it shows Maria descending into the workers' city. The very next shot is a point of view from inside the same elevator and it shows the elevator ascending out of the workers' city. (Observed in both the Kino and Madacy DVD's. The timecode is for the Kino DVD.) (01:32:25)

Deliberate mistake: A shot that lasts nine seconds is backwards. The shot is the third of four cityscape shots in a row. The vehicular traffic in this third shot moves on the left side. The traffic moves on the right side in the second and fourth shots. There is a backward script letter "B" on the left side of the third shot. If the third shot is reversed, it becomes apparent that it is a close-up of the bottom of the fourth shot. (Observed in both the Madacy and Kino DVD's. Timecode is for the Kino DVD.) (00:16:30)

Continuity mistake: When Fredersen visits Rotwang to ask about the secret plans found on the dead workers, they descend a spiral staircase that turns clockwise (as seen from the inventor's study). In the next shot the staircase is shown from below and is now anti-clockwise. (00:42:40)

Moving Title Card: As - deep - as lay - the workers' - city below the - earth, so high above - it towered the complex - known as the "Club of the - Sons," with its lecture halls and - libraries, its theaters and stadiums.

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Trivia: The film features an absolutely massive cast, including 750 bit players, 26,000 male extras, 11,000 female extras, and 750 children.

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