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The Fly (1958)

Approved | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1958 (Norway)
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A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device.

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After her husband Andre Delambre is crushed to death in a mechanical press, his wife recounts to his brother Francois Delambre and police Inspector Charas the events of the previous few months. They were very much in love and with their little boy, a very happy family. Andre was experimenting with teleportation - transporting objects from one point to another by breaking the object down to the atomic level and then reassembling it in a receiver a distance away. The system had some glitches - it seemed to work with inanimate object but his cat disappeared when he tried teleporting it. He thinks he's solved all of the problems with his invention and decides to try and teleport himself. When a fly enters the teleportation device with him, disaster strikes. Written by garykmcd

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She had to kill the thing her husband had become -- But could she? See more »

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This became the biggest box-office of director Kurt Neumann's career, but he never knew it. He died a month after the premiere, and only a week before it went into general release. See more »

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Quotes

François Delambre: You've commited murder just as much as Helene did. You killed a fly with a human head. She killed a human with a fly head.
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As a child in the theater I screamed and had bad dreams....
16 May 2001 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

As a child in the theater I screamed and had bad dreams.... Then as a teenager I watched the "Fly" on TV and still Jumped back in fear at the sight of that horrible face! A few years later my friends and I watched it on TV again, but this time I turned down the sound at the scary scenes ( theorizing that the music was the cause of the fear) but even at low volume the haunting cries of "Help me...Help me" gave me the chills. A MUST SEE DF.


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