Remember that scientist that was trying to perfect a matter transportation machine but got fused with a fly when one of the little critters got into the transporter with him? Well, this story is about three of his descendents (a son, Henri Delambre, played by Brian Donlevy and two grandsons). Seems the son wants to continue and perfect the machine while his two sons want to get out of the scientist business and live "normal" lives. The oldest son, Martin, decides to take a wife (who just happens to have escaped from a mental hospital after her parents died). Martin's father is not happy with this intrusion but finally gives in because he understands him son's needs. They all try to be a happy family until humans used in botched experiments are discovered by the new bride and the police nearly discover the lab while looking for Martin's wife. Everyone tries to get out of there via the transporter but things just don't go according to plan ...Written by
Jane Byron Dean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
I actually found this film to be the most entertaining in the original Fly trilogy. The strongest and the weakest point of the film is the writing. The main plot is not highly original: the Delambres teleport people but they don't do it very well. But the subplot is very clever. The film starts with a woman escaping from a mental insitution and seemingly nice Delambre picking her up and falling for her. Once they return to Delambres mansion roles are reversed and we realize that it is not really she who is insane but rather the Delambre clan. That is unconventiional and well executed although it could have been made more use of. The second really good aspect of the film is Don Sharp's very stylish directing, particularly the opening sequence and his use of music. All these things put the Curse of the Fly in a class well above the usual SciFi B movie. And Brian Donlevy doesn't look quite as disoriented as in his other later films.
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