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Curse of the Fly (1965)

Approved | | Drama , Horror , Mystery | May 1965 (USA)
Motorist Martin Delambre attempts to keep evidence of his family's bizarre experiments in teleportation hidden from his wife, who is hiding secrets of her own.

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Don Sharp

Writer:

Harry Spalding
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Cast

Cast overview:
Brian Donlevy ... Henri Delambre
George Baker ... Martin Delambre
Carole Gray ... Patricia Stanley
Yvette Rees ... Wan
Burt Kwouk ... Tai
Michael Graham ... Albert Delambre
Jeremy Wilkin Jeremy Wilkin ... Inspector Ronet (as Jeremy Wilkins)
Charles Carson ... Inspector Charas
Mary Manson Mary Manson ... Judith Delambre
Rachel Kempson ... Madame Fournier
Warren Stanhope ... Hotel Manager
Mia Anderson Mia Anderson ... Nurse
Arnold Bell Arnold Bell ... Hotel Porter
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Storyline

Remember that scientist that was trying to perfect a matter transportation machine but got fused with a fly when one of the little critters got into the transporter with him? Well, this story is about three of his descendents (a son, Henri Delambre, played by Brian Donlevy and two grandsons). Seems the son wants to continue and perfect the machine while his two sons want to get out of the scientist business and live "normal" lives. The oldest son, Martin, decides to take a wife (who just happens to have escaped from a mental hospital after her parents died). Martin's father is not happy with this intrusion but finally gives in because he understands him son's needs. They all try to be a happy family until humans used in botched experiments are discovered by the new bride and the police nearly discover the lab while looking for Martin's wife. Everyone tries to get out of there via the transporter but things just don't go according to plan ... Written by Jane Byron Dean <jane_dean@corp.disney.com>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Curse of the Fly See more »

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Production Co:

Lippert Films See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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Alternate Versions

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A cut above the rest
28 January 2009 | by Thorsten-KringsSee all my reviews

I actually found this film to be the most entertaining in the original Fly trilogy. The strongest and the weakest point of the film is the writing. The main plot is not highly original: the Delambres teleport people but they don't do it very well. But the subplot is very clever. The film starts with a woman escaping from a mental insitution and seemingly nice Delambre picking her up and falling for her. Once they return to Delambres mansion roles are reversed and we realize that it is not really she who is insane but rather the Delambre clan. That is unconventiional and well executed although it could have been made more use of. The second really good aspect of the film is Don Sharp's very stylish directing, particularly the opening sequence and his use of music. All these things put the Curse of the Fly in a class well above the usual SciFi B movie. And Brian Donlevy doesn't look quite as disoriented as in his other later films.


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