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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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Lippert Films See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film was rarely seen for many years, as it was the only entry in the entire Fly film series never to receive a videotape or laserdisc release. It did not receive its home video premiere until 2007, when it was released on DVD in a box set with the original series of films. See more »

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Follows The Fly (1958) See more »

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Much better than you've heard
14 December 2000 | by evilskipSee all my reviews

I remember seeing the ads for this on tv back in 1965.Man did I ever want to see this flick!Too bad I had to wait over 30 years to do so.One good thing is that I really wasn't disappointed!

This to me is the best of the "Fly" trilogy.A man turning into a fly via a matter transporter is a little outrageous.But turning into a gooey mutant is another thing entirely!

The Delambre family (led by Brian Donlevy) is once again mucking about with transporters.The "mistakes" are kept in the stables.Radiation burns and rapid aging are the norm in this household.

On the downside is the extremely low budget.Not a lot of different sets were used in this film.The make up is okay (but a sight better than the guinea pig man from Return Of The Fly).

There is a very Gothic look to this flick and the cast and crew do extremely well with what they have been given.The ending is pretty much unforgettable and chilling.Excellent b&w photography.Well worth a look!


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