When beautiful, blonde Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) travels to Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), she is inexplicably attacked by a seagull. Suddenly, thousands of birds begin to flock into town, preying on schoolchildren and residents in a terrifying series of attacks. Mitch and Melanie must fight for their lives against a deadly force that cannot be explained or stopped.

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The Birds (1963)

PG-13

Horror/Mystery/Romance/Drama · 1h 59m · 3/29/1963

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Suspense and shock beyond anything you have seen or imagined!

Description

When beautiful, blonde Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) travels to Bodega Bay in pursuit of eligible bachelor Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), she is inexplicably attacked by a seagull. Suddenly, thousands of birds begin to flock into town, preying on schoolchildren and residents in a terrifying series of attacks. Mitch and Melanie must fight for their lives against a deadly force that cannot be explained or stopped.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions

Budget

$2,500,000

Revenue

$11,403,529
Cast
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Rod Taylor

Mitch Brenner
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Jessica Tandy

Lydia Brenner
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Suzanne Pleshette

Annie Hayworth
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Tippi Hedren

Melanie Daniels (as 'Tippi' Hedren)
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Veronica Cartwright

Cathy Brenner
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Ethel Griffies

Mrs. Bundy, elderly ornithologist
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Charles McGraw

Sebastian Sholes, fisherman in diner
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Ruth McDevitt

Mrs. MacGruder, pet store clerk
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Lonny Chapman

Deke Carter, cook in diner
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Joe Mantell

Traveling salesman at diner's bar
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Doodles Weaver

Fisherman helping with rental boat
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Malcolm Atterbury

Deputy Al Malone
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John McGovern

Postal clerk
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Karl Swenson

Doomsayer in diner
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Richard Deacon

Mitch's city neighbor
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Elizabeth Wilson

Helen Carter
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Bill Quinn

Man in diner (as William Quinn)
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Doreen Lang

Mother in diner
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Alfred Hitchcock

Man walking dogs out of pet shop (uncredited)
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Morgan Brittany

Girl at birthday party (uncredited)
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Darlene Conley

Waitress (uncredited)
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Mike Monteleone

Gas station attendant (uncredited)
Crew
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Alfred Hitchcock

Director
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Daphne Du Maurier

Writer
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Evan Hunter

Writer
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Alfred Hitchcock

Producer
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Robert Burks

Cinematograpy
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George Tomasini

Editor
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Remi Gassmann

Sound
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Bernard Herrmann

Sound
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William Russell

Sound
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Oskar Sala

Sound
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James V. Swartz

Sound
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Waldon O. Watson

Sound
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