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Return of the Fly -- Like his father before him, a scientist's genes are blended with those of a housefly during a dangerous teleportation experiment.
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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Edward Bernds (screenplay)
George Langelaan (short story "The Fly")
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Release Date:
July 1959 (USA) See more »
Blood-curdling giant fly creature runs amuck!!! See more »
15 years after the events of "The Fly," Andre's son does some transportation experimentation of his own. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Surprisingly GREAT sequel See more (45 total) »


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

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The movie double billed with The Alligator People (1959).See more »
Continuity: At the beginning they go to the laboratory at the foundry. But the laboratory was in the basement of the house.See more »
[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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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly GREAT sequel, 25 May 2005
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

Granted, I initially feared that this film would be disastrous and a complete waste of time. All the available indicators pointed out that it was just an attempt to cash in on the huge success of the original "The Fly", release not even a year before: quickly scripted, re-using sets and scenery of the original and the plot sounded too much like a repeating of the events occurring in the first. Well, I'm more than happy to announce that I couldn't be more wrong! "Return of the Fly" is an excellent film and definitely worthy of its classic predecessor. It already opens terrific, with grim images of the funeral of Helene Delambre, the heroine of the first film. Her brother-in-law François is forced to tell Helene's son Philippe about the tragedy that overcame his father all those years ago. The fade of his father encourages Philippe – a devoted scientist as well – to continue and finish his work, accompanied by a friend and François himself. I won't spoil what happens next, as it's too different from what you expect and certainly worth fining out yourself. "Return of the Fly" is a great film for multiple reasons. First and foremost, there's the more extended role of Vincent Price. I can't explain what it is about him, but his inimitable charisma makes every movie he stars in a must-see and his monologues (although often about tedious substance) are compelling beyond words. Whatever he speaks about I hang on Vincent Price's lips! Another reason to state this film's greatness is the ingenious use of multiple subplots. Aside being a cool sci-fi adventure, the "Return of the Fly"-script also focuses on typical human greed, betrayal and phobias/ghosts from the past. For some reason (budget-related, perhaps?) it's entirely filmed in black and white, while the original was in color. That's hardly an obstacle, though, since it increases the eerie atmosphere immensely. Besides, the make-up effects are a lot more repellent in this sequel, so the lack of color also neutralizes the effect of the nasty "human fly" images. The ending comes rather abrupt, unfortunately and it's my own personal opinion that Brett Halsey can't handle the leading role David Hedinson did in the first. Luckily, there's the almighty Vincent Price for the good acting and the incredibly beautiful Danielle De Metz as eye-candy. In conclusion: you won't hear me say that "Return of…" outshines the original milestone, but it equally is a must for genre fans and I can't deny that it was more fun to watch. Highest possible recommendation!

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