The Fly Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 4536

Average Rating: 2.7/4

# of Ratings: 66

Theatrical Release Date: 07/16/1958

Language: English

Genre: Drama, Horror

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Kurt Neumann

Actors: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall, Kathleen Freeman, Betty Lou Gerson

Plot: The plot involves a scientist who is working on a a method of instantly transporting people across space. When he chooses to conduct his first human test on himself, there is literally a fly in the ointment. The transporter mixes up the scientist and a fly that is stowing away in the chamber, creating a monster mash-up: a human with the head and arm of a fly and a fly with the head and arm of a human! Can either survive without the other? Can the scientist find the fly in time to correct the error? -- SmokeScreener

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3/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/21/2019

Sometimes campy, but always enjoyable, "The Fly" hasn't aged too badly, and stands out as a horror and science fiction classic with a message about using animals in research.

Rating of
3/4

Snoogans - wrote on 04/30/2012

A smarter monster flick from the 50's. There are some good ideas and it doesn't fall on too many monster movie conventions. It also has one great scene with a spider and a memorable Vincent Price performance.

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SmokeScreener
SmokeScreener
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Rating of
3/4

Try "The Fly"

SmokeScreener - wrote on 02/25/2009

I watched "The Fly" with my kids as part of a project to prepare for the upcoming DreamWorks animated film "Monsters v Aliens".

"The Fly" is one of those classic B-movies from the 1950s. I had seen bits and pieces over the years, but I had never seen the entire movie. The plot involves a scientist who is working on a a method of instantly transporting people across space. When he chooses to conduct his first human test on himself, there is literally a fly in the ointment. The transporter mixes up the scientist and a fly that is stowing away in the chamber, creating a monster mash-up... a human with the head and arm of a fly and a fly with the head and arm of a human! Can either survive without the other? Can the scientist find the fly in time to correct the error? This is the …

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