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Director:
Writers:
James Clavell (screenplay)
George Langelaan (based on a story by)
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Release Date:
16 July 1958 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
If she looked upon the horror her husband had become... she would scream for the rest of her life! See more »
Plot:
A scientist has a horrific accident when he tries to use his newly invented teleportation device. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
I'm still scared of The Fly See more (113 total) »

Cast

  (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)
 
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Runtime:
94 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM16 | 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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Trivia:
The film was re-released in Spain twice--in 1988 in a limited release (subtitled version only), in Madrid by Artistic Metropol in 2014 and in Barcelona by Phenomena in 2016, also in a subtitled version.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Helen and her Son Phillipe try to catch the fly by spreading sugar on the table and the fly goes straight for it. Flies are not be attracted to refined crystalline sugar that has no evolutionary connection.See more »
Quotes:
Insp. Charas:He put his head and his arm under the press. Why?
Helene Delambre:I cannot answer that question; coffee, Inspector?
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in A Wedding (1978)See more »

FAQ

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91 out of 99 people found the following review useful.
I'm still scared of The Fly, 9 October 2003
Author: cosmicstargoat from Blemefluk, USA

1958 and 'The Fly'. Who could ever forget it. At the age of 9 or so, I was a horror movie veteran, or so I thought. I would attend the Saturday matinees of a local theater, armed with my THIRTY FIVE CENTS, which was good for an admission, a huge coke and a Butterfinger as long as my forearm.

The theater was, as usual, very dark and of the 3,000 seats, 2996 we unoccupied, the norm on a Saturday afternoon. The sunset times had been carefully memorized as to not be foolishly caught in the dark walking home from a horror flick.

In spite of the subtle warnings from a couple of neighborhood kids who had already seen 'The Fly', I remained confident, having survived several movies, including 'Them' and 'The Invisible Man'. The movie was terrifying enough, but nothing in my 9-year old brain prepared me for the absolutely numbing terror that assaulted my senses at the end of the movie. My 16 oz. cup, containing now only ice left my grasp and clattered noisily on the cold floor and the last vestige of the sticky Butterfinger froze in my open mouth as I was transfixed on the terrifying ending. I knew that I was in trouble.

I walked the 3/4 mile home, BACKWARDS and in the middle of the street as to not encounter any bush or shrub, ALL of which I was sure contained the nightmarish image that was forever burned into my brain. Now I understood why none of the kids who had seen the movie boasted or talked about it, they were still too terrified.

10/10 for terror.

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