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The Fly -- A scientist develops "teleport" machines, which dissolve atoms in one place to recreate them in another, but when the scientist unwittingly shares the machine with a common housefly, he turns into a hideous hybrid of man and insect.
The Fly -- Trailer for this horror starring Vincent Price


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James Clavell (screenplay)
George Langelaan (based on a story by)
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Release Date:
1958 (Norway) See more »
If she looked upon the horror her husband had become... she would scream for the rest of her life! See more »
A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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creepy beyond compare See more (107 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Hedison ... Andre Delambre (as Al Hedison)
Patricia Owens ... Helene Delambre

Vincent Price ... François Delambre

Herbert Marshall ... Insp. Charas

Kathleen Freeman ... Emma
Betty Lou Gerson ... Nurse Andersone
Charles Herbert ... Philippe Delambre
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eugene Borden ... Dr. Ejoute (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Orderly (uncredited)
Arthur Dulac ... French Waiter (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Lady at the Ballet (uncredited)
Torben Meyer ... Gaston (uncredited)
Franz Roehn ... Police Doctor (uncredited)
Charles Tannen ... Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Kurt Neumann 
Writing credits
James Clavell (screenplay)

George Langelaan (based on a story by)

Produced by
Kurt Neumann .... producer
Robert L. Lippert .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
Cinematography by
Karl Struss 
Film Editing by
Merrill G. White 
Art Direction by
Theobold Holsopple 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
Set Decoration by
Eli Benneche 
Walter M. Scott 
Costume Design by
Adele Balkan 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Gertsman .... assistant director
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Don Isaacs .... sound editor (uncredited)
Dick Jensen .... sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
James B. Gordon .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... executive wardrobe designer (as Charles LeMaire)
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
Orven Schanzer .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Other crew
Kathleen Fagan .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Clarence Marks .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (RCA Sound Recording) (5.0) (L-R)
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:16+ | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | UK:PG (video re-rating) (2001) | USA:Approved (PCA #19036) | USA:TV-PG (tv rating) | West Germany:12 (f) (re-rating) | West Germany:16 (nf) (original rating)

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This was such a success at the box office that it became one of Fox's biggest hits of 1958.See more »
Continuity: Just before they go to the ballet, Andre and Helene share a kiss near the telephone in their home. At the beginning of the kiss, both of them had their heads tilted to the right. When the camera zoomed in, they were suddenly tilting their heads to the left.See more »
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.See more »
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22 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
creepy beyond compare, 12 November 2005
Author: mpndas213 from United States

in terms of creepiness, this flick takes a back seat to no horror film. the goldblum et al remake is a gory over-the-top, special-effects show-off in comparison. instead this one grabs your psychological neck, shakes it about and forces you to answer serious questions regarding the scientific exploits of man. while doing so it hermetically seals you in a world of misguided, pitiless hubris. if that sounds like a bit too much, just give it your time and try to go to sleep without thinking, "why the hell would anyone proceed so far" and without thinking of ways to save the poor, doomed scientist. it is a tale of inevitability and loss that brings into stark contrast the foolish doings of man against a backdrop of an inhumane and unforgiving nature. view at your own risk... do not view at your own horror- enjoyment's peril!

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