The Birds

The Birds (1963)

...and remember, the next scream you hear may be your own!

  • Genre: Horror
  • Release Date: 1963-03-28
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 3681 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 59min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Alfred Hitchcock
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Chic socialite Melanie Daniels enjoys a passing flirtation with an eligible attorney in a San Francisco pet shop and, on an impulse, follows him to his hometown bearing a gift of lovebirds. But upon her arrival, the bird population runs amok. Suddenly, the townsfolk face a massive avian onslaught, with the feathered fiends inexplicably attacking people all over Bodega Bay.

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  • Tippi Hedren

    as Melanie Daniels
  • Rod Taylor

    as Mitch Brenner
  • Jessica Tandy

    as Lydia Brenner
  • Suzanne Pleshette

    as Annie Hayworth
  • Veronica Cartwright

    as Cathy Brenner
  • Ethel Griffies

    as Mrs. Bundy
  • Charles McGraw

    as Sebastian Sholes
  • Ruth McDevitt

    as Mrs. MacGruder
  • Lonny Chapman

    as Deke Carter
  • Joe Mantell

    as Traveling Salesman at Diner's Bar
  • Doodles Weaver

    as Fisherman helping with Rental Boat
  • Malcolm Atterbury

    as Deputy Al Malone
  • John McGovern

    as Postal Clerk
  • Karl Swenson

    as Drunken Doomsayer in Diner
  • Richard Deacon

    as Mitch's City Neighbor
  • Elizabeth Wilson

    as Helen Carter
  • Bill Quinn

    as Sam
  • Doreen Lang

    as Hysterical Mother in Diner
  • Alfred Hitchcock

    as Pet Store Customer (uncredited)
  • Morgan Brittany

    as Brunette Girl at Birthday Party (uncredited)
  • Darlene Conley

    as Waitress (uncredited)
  • Betsy Hale

    as Little Girl (uncredited)
  • Dal McKennon

    as Sam the Cook (uncredited)
  • Mike Monteleone

    as Gas Station Attendant (uncredited)
  • Renn Reed

    as Girl at Birthday Party (uncredited)
  • Arnold Roberts

    as Townsman (uncredited)
  • Jeannie Russell

    as School Child (uncredited)
  • Rory Stevens

    as Scared Boy in Diner (uncredited)
Sound Bernard Herrmann Original Music Composer
Directing Alfred Hitchcock Director
Production Alfred Hitchcock Producer
Camera Robert Burks Director of Photography
Editing George Tomasini Editor
Art Robert F. Boyle Production Design
Writing Daphne du Maurier Author
Costume & Make-Up Edith Head Costume Design
Art George Milo Set Decoration
Writing Evan Hunter Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Rita Riggs Wardrobe Supervisor
Sound William Russell Sound Recordist
Sound Waldon O. Watson Sound Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Virginia Darcy Hairstylist
Production Norman Deming Production Manager
Directing James H. Brown Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Howard Smit Makeup Artist
Crew Larry Hampton Special Effects
Directing Lois Thurman Script Supervisor
Art James S. Pollak Title Designer