Patricia Owens – Celebrating Ladies of the Silver Scream for Women in Horror Recognition Month 2014

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Patricia Owens in ‘The Fly’ (1958)

1958_PatriciaOwens_TheFly_capFilm Synopsis: (allmovie.com)
Wealthy Helene Delambre (Patricia Owens) is discovered late at night in the factory owned by her husband Andre (David Hedison). Helene stands beside a huge metal press, which has crushed the head and arm of her husband. Held for murder, the near-catatonic Helene refuses to tell anyone–not even Andre’s brother Francois (Vincent Price)–why she did it. Francois cannot help but notice that Helene reacts in mortal terror when a tiny flies zips through the room. Nor can he disregard the statement made by Helene’s son Philippe (Charles Herbert) that the fly has a curious white head and leg. When Francois pretends that he’s captured the fly, Helene relaxes enough to tell her story. It seems that Andre, a scientist, had been working on a matter transmitter, which he claimed could disintegrate matter, then reintegrate it elsewhere. After a few…

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