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Harry Spalding (written by)
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Release Date:
May 1965 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Piece by Piece...Atom by Atom...Humans Invisibly Teleported Through Time and Space!!! 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
 
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Also Known As:
"The Curse of the Fly" - USA (DVD title)
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Runtime:
86 min
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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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Vincent Price is missing from this, the third and final installment of the series. By this time this was produced, Price was under contract to American International Pictures.See more »
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Referenced in Digging Up the Marrow (2014)See more »

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12 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Fly Fly Fly Away, 11 February 2005
Author: sol1218 from brooklyn NY

(Some Spoilers) Even though "The Curse of the Fly" is the third installment of "The Fly" "The Fly" doesn't at all appear in the film, except for a photo of the original "Fly". Henri Delambre, Brian Donlevy, and grandsons Martin & Albert, George Baker & Michael Graham, are in the movie continuing his fathers work in perfecting the tele-transporter to be used in the future for the benefit of mankind.

Even though Pop,Henri is as crazy and fanatical as can be in his pursuits to develop the tele-transporter his two boy's, Martin & Albert, are a bit turned off with his mad dreams that has taken a great toll on his health. Since it was making their lives a total wreck but still go alone with his research. Henri's experiments have taken a number of lives and horribly deformed some of the people that they were tried on, by putting them in that contraption, including Martin's wife Judith, Mary Manson and Martin and Henri themselves.

Martin driving one evening sees this young women running down the road dressed only in her bra and panties and takes her to the hotel that he's staying at in Montreal Canada. Learning that her name is Pat, Carole Stanly, Martin in no time at all fall in love with her and the two are married within a week.

Back at the Delmbra Mansion Martin continues his experiments with the tele-transporter with the help of his two live-in helpers the butler and maid Tie & Wan, Burt Kwouk & Yette Rees, with Pat blissfully ignorant of what happening in the house. When Martin's father Henri, back in London finds out that he did, got married he almost blows a fuse. Later finding out that Pat is an escapee from a local mental institution when Henri is tele-transported back to Montreal he realizes that now the police and hospital authorities will be snooping around the mansion. Henri gets Martin to show the police his marriage license with Pat to keep them off the premises,in order not for them to find out what he and Martin are doing there. There's another hitch in the plot when the police learn that Martin is still married to Judith, who mysteriously disappeared due to Martin's experiments on her, making his marriage to Pat illegal.

Even though both Martin and Pat agreed not to ask each others about their past Pat is suspicious about what Martin is doing behind her back. One night Pat find Judith playing the piano, Pat herself is a pianist, and is terrified at her deformed appearance. Later Pat to her horror finds a number of the persons that Martin used in his experiments locked up outside the mansion. Now Martin himself, his conscience got the best of him, comes clean with her telling Pat what he's been doing at the mansion all these years.

Not as good as the original "The Fly" but much better the "The Return of the Fly" with the emphasis on the tele-transporter and how in the end it destroys the Delambre's dream of perfecting it. Henri disappears when he's transported back to London with the receiving tele-transporter destroyed by his, also conscience stricken, son Albert. This has Henri turning into a bunch of loose and dismembered cells atoms and molecules floating in the nothingness of inner space forever.

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