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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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As a child in the theater I screamed and had bad dreams.... See more (106 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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Andre wears the same clothes in nearly every scene during the film. (With the exception of the night he goes to the ballet.)See more »
Continuity: After Helene faints in the laboratory a sofa-bed suddenly, and conveniently, appears next to Andre's desk for her to be carried to.See more »
François Delambre:No, Helene and Andre believed in the sacredness of life. They wouldn't harm anything... not even a fly.See more »


Is "The Fly" based on a book?
Is it possible to read Langelaan's short story online?
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22 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
As a child in the theater I screamed and had bad dreams...., 16 May 2001
Author: Dominic Franco from Portland, Oregon

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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