Film (1965). Lippert. Directed by Don Sharp. Written by Harry Spalding, based on characters created by George Langelaan. Cast includes George Baker, Brian Donlevy and Carole Gray. 86 minutes. Colour.
This UK film is the sequel to the two US films The Fly (1958) and Return of the Fly (1959). The confused script is largely a rehash of them, but Sharp's direction, which concentrates on the mental disintegration of the Mad Scientist's wife (Gray), is – occasionally – visually powerful. The results of failed Matter Transmission experiments, kept in outhouses in the garden, provide a nice touch. The critical consensus that this is the worst of the three films probably needs revision. [PN]
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