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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 »
User Reviews:
Solid Sequel! 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:
The movie double billed with The Alligator People (1959).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the beginning they go to the laboratory at the foundry. But the laboratory was in the basement of the house.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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8 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Solid Sequel!, 7 May 2006
Author: jonathon_naylor from Manitoba, Canada

This rushed sequel to 1958's classic THE FLY is actually more entertaining than the original thanks to a faster pace and a greater emphasis on action and chills.

The original fly's son, Philippe, is now a brilliant young scientist in his own right. He seeks to reconstruct the teleportation device that erroneously turned his pops into a frightening (well, silly, actually) insect man. With the project a success, a crooked assistant -- in an apparent murder attempt -- teleports Philippe along with a fly (clever writing, I must say). Like father, like son, this bug man is out to terrorize. But maybe, just maybe the man within the beast can be salvaged.

With decent performances from Brett Halsey and the returning Vincent Price, this 1959 outing deserves its own place on the mantle of great black and white horror entries.

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