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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 » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Very Good Sequel See more (45 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: 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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FAQ

Is "Return of the Fly" based on a novel?
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Very Good Sequel, 29 October 2008
Author: Bensch from Salzburg, Austria

"Return Of The Fly" of 1959 is a surprisingly good, and vastly underrated sequel to the fascinating 1958 Sci-Fi/Horror classic "The Fly". While the film does not quite reach the greatness of its predecessor, of course, it is definitely a creepy and highly recommendable film that no lover of Classic Sci-Fi and Horror should miss. This was directed by Edward Berns, as the director of the original, Kurt Neumann, sadly died only shortly after its premiere. The great Vincent Price is back in his role of Francois Delambre, whose brother Andre Delambre (played by David Hedison) was turned into a Human Fly in the original film. Fifteen years are supposed to have passed since the events in the first film, and Andre Delambre's son Philippe (Brad Halsey) has become a dedicated scientist himself. In spite of his worried uncle's warnings, Philippe is determined to carry on his father's experiments. With objectionable results, of course... Vincent Price is my favorite actor, and even though the role of the reasonable, worried uncle may not be typical for the master of sinister and macabre characters, he is once again excellent in his role. Besides Price, none of the other actors from the original appears. The new actors also deliver good performances, however, especially David Frankham is good as an English gangster (as its predecessor, the film is set in Canada). Visually, "Return Of The Fly" is something rare, namely a black and white sequel to a film that was actually in color. It is not clear what reason they had to make the sequel in black and white, but it is save to assume that the budget was lower. The Film has a great plot, however, including a number of sub-plots. The settings from the first film were used again for this, which is a good thing, as far as I am considered. Overall, "Return Of The Fly" may not be quite as essential a film as its predecessor, but it is definitely more than worth a look for any lover of Sci-Fi and Horror in general, and for my fellow Vincent Price fans in particular. Highly recommended!

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