The Fly (1958)

35mm film, “a CinemaScope picture”, colour, 2.35:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Kurt Neumann. Filming began on 17 March 1958.

Plot Summary

A scientist invents a revolutionary matter transmitter and decides to test it out himself. But a fly gets caught in the transmitter with him and when the scientist emerges at the other end, his genetic make up has been scrambled with that of , resulting in a hybrid creature.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Kurt Neumann
© MCMLVIII [1958] by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Twentieth Century-Fox presents a CinemaScope picture. Produced and released by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Produced by: Kurt Neumann
Screenplay by: James Clavell
Based on a Story by: George Langelaan
Director of Photography: Karl Struss
Film Editor: Merrill G. White
Music: Paul Sawtell
Sound: Eugene Grossman, Harry M. Leonard
Executive Wardrobe Designer: Charles LeMaire
Costumes Designed by: Adele Balkan
Makeup by: Ben Nye
Hair Styles by: Helen Turpin
Special Effects: James B. Gordon *
Special Photographic Effects: L.B. Abbott
Art Direction: Lyle R. Wheeler, Theobold Holsopple

Al Hedison [real name: David Hedison] (Andre Delambre)
Patricia Owens (Helene Delambre)
Vincent Price (François Delambre)
Herbert Marshall (Inspector Charas)
Kathleen Freeman (Emma)
Betty Lou Gerson (Nurse Andersone)
Charles Herbert (Philippe Delambre)
Eugene Borden [Dr Ejoute] *
Harry Carter [doctor] *
Arthur Dulac [footman at Athenaeum Club] *
Torben Meyer [Gaston] *
Franz Roehn [police doctor] *
Charles Tannen [male nurse] *

Return of the Fly (1959)
Curse of the Fly (1965)

The Fly (1986)

See also
The Emperor's New Groove (2000)

Extracts included in
Future Fantastic (1996)
It Came from Hollywood (1982)
Little Monsters (1989)
Precious Images (1986)
The Projected Man (1966)
Terror in the Aisles (1984)
Vincent Price (1988)



  • Chiller Theatre no.14 (2001) pp.7-15 – interview with David Hedison (Lord of the flys by Tom Weaver)
  • The Dark Side no.55 p.21 – review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.214 no.7 (21 February 1959) p.27 – note (Film buyers rating)
  • Starlog no.227 (June 1996) – interview with Patricia Owens (Bride of the Fly by Tom Weaver)