The Birds (1963)

Tippi Hedren
Rod Taylor
Jessica Tandy


Alfred Hitchcock
Daphne Du Maurier (story)
Evan Hunter
Bernard Herrmann (as consultant)
Director of Photography:
Robert Burks

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 story.

Hitchcock tried 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.


Hitchcock makes his cameo appearance at the start of the film walking two dogs past the pet shop (the two terriers were actually his own).


Malcolm Atterbury
Al Malone
Veronica Cartwright
Cathy Brenner
Lonny Chapman
Deke Carter
Richard Deacon
Man in Elevator
Ethel Griffies
Mrs. Bundy
Tippi Hedren
Melanie Daniels
Doreen Lang
Mother in Café
Joe Mantell
Traveling Salesman
Ruth McDevitt
Mrs. MacGruder
John McGovern
Postal Clerk
Charles McGraw
Sebastian Sholes
Suzanne Pleshette
Annie Hayworth
Karl Swenson
Jessica Tandy
Lydia Brenner
Rod Taylor
Mitch Brenner
Doodles Weaver
Elizabeth Wilson
Helen Carter



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