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Harry Spalding (written by)
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Release Date:
May 1965 (USA) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Brian Donlevy ... Henri Delambre

George Baker ... Martin Delambre
Carole Gray ... Patricia Stanley
Yvette Rees ... Wan

Burt Kwouk ... Tai
Michael Graham ... Albert Delambre
Jeremy Wilkins ... Inspector Ronet
Charles Carson ... Inspector Charas
Mary Manson ... Judith Delambre

Rachel Kempson ... Madame Fournier
Warren Stanhope ... Hotel Manager
Mia Anderson ... Nurse
Arnold Bell ... Hotel Porter
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stan Simmons ... Heavyset Creature (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Sharp 
 
Writing credits
Harry Spalding (written by)

George Langelaan  concept and characters (uncredited)

Produced by
Robert L. Lippert .... producer
Jack Parsons .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bert Shefter 
 
Cinematography by
Basil Emmott (director of photography)
 
Art Direction by
Harry White 
 
Makeup Department
Barbara Barnard .... hairdresser
John O'Gorman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Teresa Bolland .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gordon Gilbert .... assistant director
Alex Carver-Hill .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jock May .... sound recordist
Clive Smith .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Harold Fletcher .... special effects makeup
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank Drake .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Colin Miller .... assistant editor
Robert Winter .... supervising film editor
 
Music Department
Johnny Pearson .... orchestrator
The Philharmonia Orchestra .... music player (as The New Philharmonia Orchestra of London)
 
Other crew
Angela Cockill .... production secretary
Renée Glynne .... continuity (as Renee Glynne)
Francis Rodker .... title designer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Curse of the Fly" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Brazil:Livre | Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2007) | Netherlands:12 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2006) | USA:Approved (PCA #22181)

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This film was rarely seen for many years, as it was the only entry in the entire Fly film series never to receive a videotape or laserdisc release. It did not receive its home video premiere until 2007, when it was released on DVD in a box set with the original series of films.See more »
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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
An unsung masterpiece of horror, 13 May 2000
Author: LJ27 from Vancouver, Canada

I saw this as a kid and had read that it was the worst of the series. I don't think so! This one is the scariest, weirdest, most atmospheric and most unsettling of the FLY series. I think that if this film wasn't having to be compared to the first two, it would be more highly spoken of. The scene where the heroine discovers just who (or what) is playing the piano in the middle of the night sent chills up my spine. This film has enough ghoulish imagery that really stays with you long after you've seen it (and for me it's been over 20 years). The opening escape scene is ahead of it's time with the mental patient running in slow motion with the title credits over it. Some of the mutants are very quite disturbing to look at and there are plot twists and turns applenty. Basically, no one is safe or sacred in this dark final film in the series. I could talk more but I would spoil it for those who have never seen it. It used to be on television frequently but has now disappeared. However, it's well worth the trouble of finding it. This has the mark of a truly great horror film - it will continue to live in your memory long after your initial viewing. I am wishing for a DVD of it someday. The sad part is that it is the unfavorable comparisons to the original on the part of most critics that probably keep Fox from releasing a video of it. Let's hope they wise up and preserve it on disc before the negative is destroyed. That would be an un-fitting end for CURSE OF THE FLY which is an unsung masterpiece of a horror film.

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