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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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HUMAN MONSTER created by atoms gone wild! See more »


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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Director Edward Bernds has said that, contrary to rumors at the time, he was not hired to replace Kurt Neumann, who had directed the original The Fly (1958). Neumann had died in 1958, before this film began production, and before his death was not being considered by the producers for the director's job. See more »

Goofs

One character mentions creating radars for the Canadian Air Force. Since 1924 it was always known as Royal Canadian Air Force. 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 »

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Referenced in Sandy Wexler (2017) See more »

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Enjoyably Cheezy
9 April 2007 | by michaeldukey2000See all my reviews

It's not as howlingly bad as Plan Nine From Outer SPace but there are plenty of laugh inducing effects to sing your fly claws into but what do expect from a teensy budget and a director that was used to doing The Three Stooges Episodes with Shemp.Most of the cast strives for dignity in the face of a script that was hurriedly written and probably uncared for even though you do get the standard over the top moments that were in just about every 50's sci-fi. The effects are legendarily bad and many folks(myself included) have a fondness for them. Where else are you going to see a guinea pig with tiny human appendages? Glen Danzig of Misfits fame even writes about it in a song Return Of The Fly. "Return Of The Fly,with Vincent Price.You guinea pig,Return of the Fly,human hands and feet,Return of the fly." It's a lot of fun and one of my Saturday night TV chiller show faves as a kid.


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