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Return of the Fly -- 15 years after the events of "The Fly," Andre's son does some transportation experimentation of his own.

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Director:
Writers:
Edward Bernds (screenplay)
George Langelaan (short story "The Fly")
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Release Date:
July 1959 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Blood-curdling giant fly creature runs amuck!!! See more »
Plot:
15 years after the events of "The Fly," Andre's son does some transportation experimentation of his own. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Works Well As Light Entertainment, As Long As It's Not Compared With the Original See more (44 total) »

Cast

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Vincent Price ... Francois Delambre

Brett Halsey ... Philippe Delambre
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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Court Shepard ... Policeman (uncredited)
Florence Strom ... Nun (uncredited)
Rick Turner ... Policeman (uncredited)
Ed Wolff ... Philippe as The Fly (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Bernds  (as Edward L. Bernds)
 
Writing credits
Edward Bernds (screenplay) (as Edward L. Bernds)

George Langelaan (short story "The Fly")

Produced by
Bernard Glasser .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Sawtell 
Bert Shefter 
 
Cinematography by
Brydon Baker (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard C. Meyer 
 
Art Direction by
John B. Mansbridge  (as John Mansbridge)
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Joseph Kish 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Makeup Department
Hal Lierley .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Byron Roberts .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound
 
Stunts
Joseph Becker .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert A. Petzoldt .... chief set electrician
 
Editorial Department
Orven Schanzer .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Sidney Cutner .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Roy Webb .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"El retorno de la mosca" - USA (Spanish title) (DVD title)
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Runtime:
80 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Finland:(Banned) (original rating) (1959) | Finland:K-18 (re-rating) (1959) | Netherlands:16 | Spain:T | UK:12 | USA:Approved (Certificate #19331) | USA:Unrated (DVD) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Works Well As Light Entertainment, As Long As It's Not Compared With the Original, 6 September 2005
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

This is the kind of sequel that can be rather enjoyable as long as you don't hold it up to the standard of the original. It does bear the signs of a movie that was conceived primarily to capitalize on the popularity of its predecessor, and as a result it is hardly as carefully constructed. But as light entertainment, it works well enough.

The first part of the movie connects things up pretty efficiently with the original story, and it's kind of fun to go back to André's wrecked lab, which looks just as it should. Brett Halsey plays André's son Philippe, who is determined to follow in his father's footsteps. While the setup could have led in a number of different directions, the story that actually follows puts an emphasis on action, and it uses the special visual effects rather more freely than in the original "Fly".

From a scientific viewpoint, the whole premise of both movies is far-fetched at best, but in the original, you rarely thought about it because the story was so tightly constructed. In the sequel, the implausibility of the whole thing is harder to ignore. It doesn't detract that much from the entertainment value, but it is a noticeable difference from the first movie.

Except for Vincent Price, the cast is new, but solid. While the production might have a couple of rough edges this time, most of it still looks good enough. Overall, with the right expectations this is a generally entertaining light feature.

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