September 14, 1958: The Fly (1958) opens in UK cinemas

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The Fly (1958)

The Fly is an American science fiction-horror film based on the 1957 short story of the same name.

The film tells the story of a scientist who is transformed into a grotesque creature after a common house fly enters unseen into a molecular transporter he is experimenting with, resulting in his atoms being combined with those of the insect, producing a human-fly hybrid. The film was released in CinemaScope with Color by Deluxe by 20th Century Fox. It was followed by two black-and-white sequels, Return of the Fly (1959) and Curse of the Fly (1965). The original film was remade in 1986 by director David Cronenberg.

Once it was human…even as you and I!

After her husband Andre Delambre is crushed to death in a mechanical press, his wife recounts to his brother Francois Delambre and police Inspector Charas the events of the previous few months. They were very much in love and with their little boy, a very happy family. Andre was experimenting with teleportation – transporting objects from one point to another by breaking the object down to the atomic level and then reassembling it in a receiver a distance away. The system had some glitches – it seemed to work with inanimate object but his cat disappeared when he tried teleporting it. He thinks he’s solved all of the problems with his invention and decides to try and teleport himself. When a fly enters the teleportation device with him, disaster strikes. [IMDb]

Notable cast & crew

  • David Hedison (credited as Al Hedison), “André Delambre”
  • Vincent Price, “François Delambre”
  • Betty Lou Gerson, “Nurse Anderson”
  • Paul Sawtell, music

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