At the end of the 1958's The Fly, Phillipe Delambre, the young son of Andre Delambre, the scientist who became "The Fly," ask his uncle Francois (played by Vincent Price) about the death of his father.
Phillipe, "Why did he die?" They are seated outside in a beautiful green garden, along with Phillipe's mother Helene. Birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and soft music starts to swell in the background.
"Well Phillipe," begins Francois, "He died because of his work. He was like an... like an explorer in a wild country where no one had ever been before. He was searching for the truth. He almost found a great truth. But for one instant he was careless."
Phillipe responds, "That's what killed him?"
"Search for the truth is the most important work in the whole world," answers Francois, "and the most dangerous."
"I'd like that," exclaims Phillipe, "I'd like to be an explorer like him. Well you help me, Uncle Francois?"
"Yes, Phillipe," says Francois, as he and Helene beam with pride at the child. I guess that is supposed to be a happy ending, as the son takes something positive away from his father's horrifying death. But seriously, his father just died by having his head and arm crushed in a metal press, to destroy the evidence that he had turned in to a hideous half-human half-fly monster. Are you sure you want to encourage the kid to follow in his father's footsteps?
If it was me, I'd be, like, "You sure you wouldn't rather work at McDonald's, son? You can have all the french fries you could ever want to eat!"
To which Phillipe would reply, "Gosh Uncle, that sounds great! I'm going to work at McDonald's when I grow up!"
|The Adult Phillipe and His Uncle Vincent|
But nope, that's not what happened. Instead, in 1959's Return of The Fly, a now adult Phillipe has decided he still wants to be an "explorer" like his old man, and reprise his dad's science experiments. But certainly, armed with the knowledge of what happened to his father, he won't repeat his father's mistakes and transform himself in to a hideous half-fly creature, right?
|The Guinea Pig with Human Hands|
MORE SCREENCAPS AFTER THE BREAK...
|Phillipe and Francois Visit Andre's Destroyed Laboratory|
|Examining the Lab Equipment|
|"How do I take my coffee? With a splash of cream, two lumps of sugar, and one live fly. Mmmm... that's a damn fine cup of joe!"|
|The Sneaky British Guy Visits the Evil Mortician|
|The New Science Lab|
|The Same Science Dial From the Last Movie|
|Andre Adjusts the Science Dial|
|"I have brought you ze home cooked traditional French meal: French Fries and French Toast, all covered in French's Mustard. Bon appétit!"|
|Shadowy Figure Lurks|
|"I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date!"|
|Squishing the Guinea Pig With Human Hands. Not Visible: Human Hands.|
|Oh, There They Are.|
|Dragging the Corpse Away|
|"Be a good chap and die, old fellow!"|
|"By Jove, you're still alive, are you? Well take that, old bean! And that!"|
|"I could have sworn that fly was talking to me! But that would be crazy..."|
|Crazy Like a Fox!|
|Fly at the Window|