Birds, The

Guaranteed to make you want to stop bird-watching and put the old bird feeder to the ax—at least for a while. The whole thing starts when Melanie Daniels is crossing a lake and is nipped by a gull. Gradually, incidence of bird damage to humans by pecking increases

. Glass windows splinter before diving birds, children are sent home from school to safety, townspeople take refuge in a lunchroom, Miss Daniels in a phone booth, and finally everyone hides in homes tightly boarded up against repeated attacks by the birds. It’s enough to make you kick the next pigeon you come across.

Birds, The

Title: Birds, The

Release Date: 1963

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller

    Directors: Hitchcock, Alfred


  • Taylor, Rod as Mitch Brenner
  • Tandy, Jessica as Lydia Brenner
  • Pleshette, Suzanne as Annie Hayworth
  • Hedren, Tippi as Melanie Daniels
  • Cartwright, Veronica as Cathy Brenner
  • Griffies, Ethel as Mrs. Bundy, elderly ornithologist
  • McGraw, Charles as Sebastian Sholes, fisherman in diner
  • McDevitt, Ruth as Mrs. MacGruder, pet store clerk
  • Chapman, Lonny as Deke Carter, cook in diner
  • Mantell, Joe as Traveling salesman at diner”s bar
  • Weaver, Doodles as Fisherman helping with rental boat
  • Atterbury, Malcolm as Deputy Al Malone
  • McGovern, John as Postal clerk
  • Swenson, Karl as Doomsayer in diner
  • Deacon, Richard as Mitch”s city neighbor

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