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Return of the Fly (1959)

Approved  |   |  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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(screenplay) (as Edward L. Bernds) , (short story "The Fly")
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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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Storyline

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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Blood-curdling giant fly creature runs amuck!!! 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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Vincent Price signed on after reading the first draft of the script. However, the studio demanded re-writes in order to reduce production costs. The re-writes reportedly removed much of what Price liked about the first draft. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Enjoyably Cheezy
9 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's not as howlingly bad as Plan Nine From Outer SPace but there are plenty of laugh inducing effects to sing your fly claws into but what do expect from a teensy budget and a director that was used to doing The Three Stooges Episodes with Shemp.Most of the cast strives for dignity in the face of a script that was hurriedly written and probably uncared for even though you do get the standard over the top moments that were in just about every 50's sci-fi. The effects are legendarily bad and many folks(myself included) have a fondness for them. Where else are you going to see a guinea pig with tiny human appendages? Glen Danzig of Misfits fame even writes about it in a song Return Of The Fly. "Return Of The Fly,with Vincent Price.You guinea pig,Return of the Fly,human hands and feet,Return of the fly." It's a lot of fun and one of my Saturday night TV chiller show faves as a kid.


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