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Return of the Fly (1959)

Approved | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | July 1959 (USA)
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Philippe Delambre, the now-adult son of "The Fly", does some transportation experimentation of his own.

Director:

Edward Bernds (as Edward L. Bernds)

Writers:

Edward Bernds (screenplay) (as Edward L. Bernds), George Langelaan (short story "The Fly")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Jack Daly ... Granville (reporter)
Janine Grandel Janine Grandel ... Mme. Bonnard
Michael Mark Michael Mark ... Gaston (watchman)
Richard Flato Richard Flato ... Sgt. Dubois
Gregg Martell Gregg Martell ... Cop
Barry Bernard Barry Bernard ... Lt. MacLish
Pat O'Hara Pat O'Hara ... Insp. Evans
Francisco Villalobos Francisco Villalobos ... Priest
Joan Cotton Joan Cotton ... Nurse
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Storyline

Fifteen years after his father's experiments with matter transmission fail, Philippe Delambre and his uncle François attempt to create a matter transmission device on their own. However, their experiments have disastrous results, turning Philippe into a horrible half-man, half-fly creature. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

July 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of the Fly See more »

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Budget:

$225,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie double billed with The Alligator People (1959). See more »

Goofs

Inspector Beauchamp's name is pronounced by many characters as Bee-champ. Any French Canadian would've pronounced properly as Bo-shamp. 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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Alternate Versions

For UK cinemas, the BBFC imposed a brief cut to remove the shot of Alan crushing the hybrid guinea pig with his foot. Later video releases were uncut. See more »

Connections

Referenced in You Bet Your Life: Episode #9.34 (1959) See more »

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A quickie capitalizes on the popularity of the original...
14 May 2005 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

BRETT HALSEY is one of those handsome young actors from the '50s who never quite made it to stardom, and following the trend of other such actors, he fled to Europe where he found a niche for a decade or so in adventure films. He was certainly a competent enough actor and it's a shame Fox never groomed him for major stardom.

Nor did Fox have enough faith in this one to use technicolor (as they did for the original). As sequels go, it's just a fair job on an obviously shoestring budget--and basically, without giving any of the storyline away, it's a story of revenge.

It's all suitably photographed in low key B&W lighting that gives it the proper atmosphere. The performers are capable enough--including Halsey, Vincent Price, John Sutton and Dan Seymour--but their material is scarcely worthy of their combined talents. Fans of this sort of science fiction will no doubt find it has a certain amount of interest.

Anyone who enjoyed "The Fly" will want to see this and probably not be too critical of the shortcomings--although the special effects are not quite as harrowing as they could be.

Summing up: Okay for a viewing, but not likely to be the kind of horror flick anyone will want to revisit.


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