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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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Enjoyable sequel, not on par 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)
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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 producers decided that Vincent Price was all they needed, so they hired no other actors from the first movie. Filming was completed in March 1959 for July release.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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13 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable sequel, not on par with the original, 31 December 2003
Author: squeezebox from United States

THE FLY was a fairly classy, atmospheric sci-fi movie with some horror overtones. It was fun and campy, but also somewhat disturbing in its depiction of a man losing his humanity, a theme which was explored more deeply in David Cronenberg's astonishing remake.

RETURN OF THE FLY is basically a cheap follow-up which is better than it should be. This is mostly due to the always reliable Vincent Price, who returns as the brother of the scientist who became the fly-monster in the original. Here, he desperately tries to sway his nephew from following in his father's footsteps.

The movie concentrates on the son's attempts to recreate his father's teleportation equipment with a hesitant Price helping out, then shifts gears as his other partner, a British ex-con, is discovered to be attempting to steal the research.

This leads to a few misadventures with the teleportation machine resulting in a man becoming a human guinea pig (literally), and ultimately the son becoming a fly-monster himself.

Shot in stark black and white (as opposed to the original's lush Technicolor), RETURN OF THE FLY has a sleazy, grindhouse quality to it. Whereas the original explored the horror of losing one's mind and physical being, this time it's basically just a "monster roaming the countryside" scenario, with any psychological or philisophical aspects thrown out the window in favor of cheap thrills. And while the make-up effects are somewhat improved upon, the ridiculous optical effect of the son's head on a fly's body is unintentionally funny.

Overall, however, it's entertaining enough, and above average for the B-horror movies of the era, though it may be disappointing for fans of the original.

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