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Return of the Fly (1959)

Unrated | | 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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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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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Inspector Beauchamp's name is pronounced by many characters as Bee-champ. Any French Canadian would've pronounced properly as Bo-shamp. See more »

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Very Good Sequel
29 October 2008 | by Witchfinder-General-666See all my reviews

"Return Of The Fly" of 1959 is a surprisingly good, and vastly underrated sequel to the fascinating 1958 Sci-Fi/Horror classic "The Fly". While the film does not quite reach the greatness of its predecessor, of course, it is definitely a creepy and highly recommendable film that no lover of Classic Sci-Fi and Horror should miss. This was directed by Edward Berns, as the director of the original, Kurt Neumann, sadly died only shortly after its premiere. The great Vincent Price is back in his role of Francois Delambre, whose brother Andre Delambre (played by David Hedison) was turned into a Human Fly in the original film. Fifteen years are supposed to have passed since the events in the first film, and Andre Delambre's son Philippe (Brad Halsey) has become a dedicated scientist himself. In spite of his worried uncle's warnings, Philippe is determined to carry on his father's experiments. With objectionable results, of course... Vincent Price is my favorite actor, and even though the role of the reasonable, worried uncle may not be typical for the master of sinister and macabre characters, he is once again excellent in his role. Besides Price, none of the other actors from the original appears. The new actors also deliver good performances, however, especially David Frankham is good as an English gangster (as its predecessor, the film is set in Canada). Visually, "Return Of The Fly" is something rare, namely a black and white sequel to a film that was actually in color. It is not clear what reason they had to make the sequel in black and white, but it is save to assume that the budget was lower. The Film has a great plot, however, including a number of sub-plots. The settings from the first film were used again for this, which is a good thing, as far as I am considered. Overall, "Return Of The Fly" may not be quite as essential a film as its predecessor, but it is definitely more than worth a look for any lover of Sci-Fi and Horror in general, and for my fellow Vincent Price fans in particular. Highly recommended!


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