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The Birds (28-Mar-1963)

Director: Alfred Hitchcock

Writers: Daphne Du Maurier; Evan Hunter

Keywords: Horror, Explosions

Melanie Daniels travels to Bodega Bay in Northern California, to give a pair of lovebirds to Mitch Brenner, a bachelor she fancies. Wild birds, with uncanny organization and surprising ferocity, begin to attack and kill humans, at an increasingly alarming pace. More complex than at first blush; thin as it sounds, one of Hitchcock's best and most iconic films. Absence of a soundtrack serves to heighten the suspense and terror. Received an Oscar nomination for Visual Effects.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Malcolm Atterbury
Actor
20-Feb-1907 16-Aug-1992 Vaudevillian, character actor
Veronica Cartwright
Actor
20-Apr-1950   Alien
Lonny Chapman
Actor
1-Oct-1920 12-Oct-2007 American character actor
Richard Deacon
Actor
14-May-1921 8-Aug-1984 The Dick Van Dyke Show
Tippi Hedren
Actor
19-Jan-1930   The Birds
Joe Mantell
Actor
21-Dec-1915 29-Sep-2010 Angie in Marty
Ruth McDevitt
Actor
13-Sep-1895 27-May-1976 Pistols 'n' Petticoats
Charles McGraw
Actor
10-May-1914 30-Jul-1980 Armored Car Robbery
Suzanne Pleshette
Actor
31-Jan-1937 19-Jan-2008 The Birds
Bill Quinn
Actor
6-May-1912 29-Apr-1994 Mr. Van Ranseleer on Archie Bunker's Place
Jessica Tandy
Actor
7-Jun-1909 11-Sep-1994 Driving Miss Daisy
Rod Taylor
Actor
11-Jan-1930   The Time Machine
Doodles Weaver
Radio Personality
11-May-1911 17-Jan-1983 Professor Feetlebaum
Elizabeth Wilson
Actor
4-Apr-1921   The Graduate

CAST

Starring
Rod Taylor   ...   Mitch Brenner
Jessica Tandy   ...   Lydia Brenner
Suzanne Pleshette   ...   Annie Hayworth
and Introducing
Tippi Hedren   ...   Melanie Daniels
Co-Starring
Veronica Cartwright   ...   Cathy Brenner
Ethel Griffies   ...   Mrs. Bundy
Charles McGraw   ...   Sebastian Sholes
with
Ruth McDevitt   ...   Mrs. MacGruder
Lonny Chapman   ...   Diner Owner
Joe Mantell   ...   Traveling Salesman
Doodles Weaver   ...   Fisherman
Malcolm Atterbury   ...   Deputy Al Malone
John McGovern   ...   Postal Clerk
Karl Swenson   ...   Drunk
Richard Deacon   ...   Mitch's Neighbor
Elizabeth Wilson   ...   Helen Carter
Bill Quinn   ...   Man in Diner
and
Doreen Lang   ...   Hysterical Mother

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