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Writer:
Harry Spalding (written by)
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Release Date:
May 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Piece by Piece...Atom by Atom...Humans Invisibly Teleported Through Time and Space!!! See more »
Plot:
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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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Claude Rains was going to play Henri Delambre at one stage.See more »
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23 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Gothic horror with subtle humor, 26 March 2001
Author: mcjon from Ashland, Mass.

Curse of the Fly may well be a surprise to you, as it was to me. Expecting some typically cheap, cheesy '60s B Horror film, I instead found a film that captured my attention with a better than average storyline, good acting, interesting, if dated, theories on teleportation, and some rather subtle humor. Burt Kwouk, who played the Chinese houseboy "Kato" in the Pink Panther films to Peter Sellers' Inspector Clouseau, and who seemed to be forever perpetrating sneak attacks on Clouseau, likewise turns up in this film as a Chinese houseboy, sans the martial arts bits. This time however, Kwouk is named "Tai". Yvette Rees, who plays the Chinese house'girl', as it were, is named "Wan". Tai and Wan? Taiwan?

Somebody obviously had a lot of fun writing the screenplay.

The opening scene, featuring the beautiful Carole Gray as Patricia Stanley escaping from a mental institution in her underwear as the opening credits roll, is one of the oddest introductory scenes to be seen in a film of this genre. Absolutely recommended for all fans of horror, suspense, '60s b&w's, camp, and films featuring unintentional humor

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