"The Fly" (1958) is a riveting blend of science fiction and horror, unfolding in Montreal, Quebec. The film revolves around scientist André Delambre, whose groundbreaking experiments with a matter-transporter device, the disintegrator-integrator, lead to an unforeseen and tragic transformation. After testing the device on inanimate objects and living creatures, André decides to transport himself. However, a fateful accident occurs when a common house fly enters the transporter with him, resulting in a horrific fusion of human and insect.
André's wife, Hélène, finds herself at the center of a mysterious and macabre situation, her behavior increasingly fixated on finding a particular fly. The story takes a darker turn as André's brother, François, and Inspector Charas delve into the bizarre circumstances surrounding André's death. The film navigates through suspenseful and emotional terrain, exploring themes of scientific ambition, the fragility of human life, and the unforeseeable consequences of tampering with nature. "The Fly" is a classic tale of terror and tragedy, leaving audiences pondering the limits of human endeavor and the perils of unchecked scientific exploration.
David Hedison (credited as Al Hedison) as André Delambre
Patricia Owens as Hélène Delambre
Vincent Price as François Delambre
Herbert Marshall as Inspector Charas
Kathleen Freeman as Emma
Betty Lou Gerson as Nurse Anderson
Charles Herbert as Philippe Delambre
Eugene Borden as Dr. Éjoute
Torben Meyer as Gaston