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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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It's quite hilarious, which, you know, wasn't probably the intention See more (43 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: 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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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
It's quite hilarious, which, you know, wasn't probably the intention, 22 April 2005
Author: Brevity from Finland

While the fly "makeup" is as ridiculous as in the original, it's got nothing on the guinea pig paws. Add in obvious, under-lining music, delayed reactions, a clumsy fly-man, some overacting, action reminiscent of the old "Batman" series, "help me, help me" revisited, some fly-staring, 50s special effects - the "disintegrator-integrator" machine of the old beep-beep type (you can imagine the sounds), not to mention the creatures themselves, is amusing as anything - and some rodent-squelching, and you got yourself laughs aplenty.

The editing is really messy and ugly; there's much dead air in between, even though the film barely runs for 80 minutes! The camera-work is awkward as well.

The cliché-filled dialogue is often amusing, intentionally or not, with some of the highlights being the "if I tell you, it'll haunt you for the rest of your life" exchange, the whole bad guy routine and "the murderous brain of the fly". The what?

I don't think this was done tongue-in-cheek. It's basically the same story as in the original, which makes it seem redundant, but hey, it's mostly entertaining, so I guess that evens it out. Notice how I used the word "mostly".

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