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Return of the Fly (1959)

 -  Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi  -  July 1959 (USA)
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15 years after the events of "The Fly," Andre's son does some transportation experimentation of his own.

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(as Edward L. Bernds)

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(screenplay), (short story "The Fly")
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Complete credited cast:
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David Frankham ...
Ronald Holmes, alias Alan Hinds
John Sutton ...
Insp. Beecham
Dan Seymour ...
Max Barthold
Danielle De Metz ...
Cecile Bonnard
Jack Daly ...
Granville (reporter)
Janine Grandel ...
Mme. Bonnard
Michael Mark ...
Gaston (watchman)
Richard Flato ...
Sgt. Dubois
Gregg Martell ...
Cop
Barry Bernard ...
Lt. MacLish
Pat O'Hara ...
Insp. Evans
Francisco Villalobos ...
Priest
Joan Cotton ...
Nurse
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Fifteen years after his father's experiments with matter transmission fail, Philippe Delambre and his uncle François attempt to create a matter transmission device on their own. However, their experiments have disastrous results, turning Philippe into a horrible half-man, half-fly creature. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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The horror is back! See more »

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Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

July 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El retorno de la mosca  »

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Budget:

$225,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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It has been erroneously reported that "The corpse shown on the slab in the morgue just before Max Barthold receive visit from the Fly, has six fingers (sic) in his left foot." The left foot has only five toes, but the angle makes the ball of the foot appear as if it may be a sixth toe. See more »

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When Francois and Philippe visit Andre's laboratory from the first film, the messages Andre wrote on the blackboard can still be seen. But at the end of the first film, Helene had told Inspector Charas she had rubbed them off the board to cover up Andre's experiment. See more »

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[first lines]
Francois Delambre: [voice over] Here passes from this earth Helene Delambre, widow of my brother, Andre, whom I loved deeply, hopelessly. She was destroyed in the end by dreadful memories, a recollection of horrors that did not dim as the years went on, but instead grew monstrously, and left her mind shocked and unsteady, so that death, when it came, was a blessed release.
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Return of the quick buck pain zone.
5 February 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Years after his father's experiments with matter transportation resulted in terror striking his family, Philippe Delambre decides he wishes to continue his father's work and break new ground in science. Unable to get financial help from his uncle François, Phillipe turns to a shady friend for assistance, a decision that will send Philippe and those around him into utter terror!.

Much like the disastrous creatures that are born out of the family Delambre's experiments, this sequel to the 1958 adaptation of George Langelan's short story is an abomination that not only was a cash cow rush job, it's also a stain on the first pictures greatness. Unintentionally funny and wasting the obvious talents of Vincent Price {who looks bemused by what's going on most of the time}, it's a picture that really has no redeeming features, technically it's poor {the superimposed head of pretty face actor for hire, Brett Halsey, on the fly is cringe worthy} and it lacks any moments of unease to speak of. A quite disturbing sequence involving a mouse/guinea pig scores well in the sicko stakes, but by the time the "Papier Mache" headed fly goes for some emotional weight, well we no longer care what happens to it or those around it.

Some times cheese can be fun and entertaining, but bad cheese tends to stink up the place very quickly indeed, Return Of The Fly is the Stilton of stupidly bad sequel movies. 2/10


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