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ANNIVERSARY CLASSICS SCI-FI WEEKEND PRESENTS
THE FLY (1958)
60th Anniversary
Saturday, March 17, at Ahrya Fine Arts at 4:45 PM

Twentieth Century Fox advertised this sci-fi fantasy thriller as the “absolute end in horror” when it opened in the summer of 1958. This hair-raising tale of a scientist, whose experiments with teleportation go awry when his atomic pattern is inadvertently mixed with a fly, was written by author James Clavell (
The Great Escape, To Sir, With Love) adapting a short story by George Langelaan. Directed by Kurt Neumann (Kronos), with rich color cinematography by Karl Struss (Oscar winner for Sunrise in 1927). Starring David Hedison as the ill-fated scientist, Vincent Price in one of his rare benevolent roles, Herbert Marshall, Patricia Owens and Kathleen Freeman. Aside from the macabre effects (“Help Me! Help Me!”), the movie plays effectively as a mystery suspense story. Remade by David Cronenberg in 1986. (March 17 at 5:00 PM).

Format: DCP
Genre
Anniversary Classics, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Runtime
94
Language
English
Director
Kurt Neumann
Writer(s)
James Clavell
Cast
David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price

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