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The Fly (1958)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 16 July 1958 (USA)
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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The fly with the head of a man...! And the man with the head of a fly! See more »

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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$700,000 (estimated)

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$3,000,000
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Part of the laboratory set was Emerac, the computer from Fox's production Desk Set (1957). See more »

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When Helene goes to see Andre as he lays on the chaise longue, they talk about how happy they are that spring has come. The background is full, lush green foliage, which definitely would not happen anywhere near Montreal. See more »

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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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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Alien: Resurrection (2013) See more »

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As a child in the theater I screamed and had bad dreams....
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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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