Hitchcock's classic about a woman (Hedren) and mass bird attacks
that follow her around isolated California community. Not for
the squeamish; a delight for those who are game. Hold on to something
and watch. Script by Evan Hunter, loosely based on Daphne du Maurier's
to hire Joseph Stefano (writer of Psycho) to write the script, but he
wasn't interested in the story.
Hitchcock spotted Tippi Hedren in a diet drink commercial.
The scene where Tippi Hedren is ravaged by birds near
the end of the movie took a week to shoot. The birds were attached to
Tippi's clothes by long nylon threads so they could not get away.
The film does not finish with the usual "THE END" title
because Hitchcock wanted to give the impression of unending terror.
his cameo appearance at the start of the film walking two dogs past
the pet shop (the two terriers were actually his own).