The Fly is a 1958 American science fiction horror film produced and directed by Kurt Neumann and starring David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price and Herbert Marshall. The screenplay by James Clavell was based on the 1957 short story of the same name by George Langelaan.
In Montreal, Quebec, Canada, scientist André Delambre (Al Hedison) is found dead with his head and arm crushed in a hydraulic press. Although his wife Hélène (Patricia Owens) confesses to the crime, she refuses to provide a motive, and begins acting strangely. In particular, she is obsessed with flies, including a supposedly white-headed fly. André's brother, François (Vincent Price), lies and says he caught the white-headed fly; thinking he knows the truth, Hélène explains the circumstances surrounding André's death.
|author||George Langelaan James Clavell|
|editor||Merrill G. White|
|events||insect mad scientist|
|genre||horror science fiction thriller|
|keywords||act al hedison charles herbert crush end factory guinea pig hear hydraulic press machine montreal obsess run search teleportation think transporter trap|
|productionCompany||20th Century Fox|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|theme||monster movie science fiction horror shapeshifting|