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THE BIRDS
(1963)

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'The Birds DVD' The Birds
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The birds have had enough, and they're ganging up on the human race - at least part of it. Great acting from the birds themselves, and the humans aren't bad - Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, et al. Arguably Alfred Hitchcock's last great film.

Notably, Hitchcock was never known for treating his stars with kid gloves, and Ms. Hedren really did get a severe pecking.

Based on a story by Daphne du Maurier, 'The Birds' could be seen as a warning to humanity. Keep destroying Mother Earth and its inhabitants, and face dire consequences! A story for now, really.

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The Birds Main Cast List
Rod Taylor as Mitch Brenner
Jessica Tandy as Lydia Brenner
Suzanne Pleshette as Annie Hayworth
Tippi Hedren as Melanie Daniels (as 'Tippi' Hedren)
Veronica Cartwright as Cathy Brenner
Ethel Griffies as Mrs. Bundy, elderly ornithologist
Charles McGraw as Sebastian Sholes, fisherman in diner
Ruth McDevitt as Mrs. MacGruder, pet store clerk
Lonny Chapman as Deke Carter, cook in diner
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 Doomsayer in diner

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

 

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Product image for ASIN: 0582417988 The Birds
Author: Daphne Du Maurier
Product image for ASIN: 0582417988 The Birds
Author: Daphne Du Maurier

 

 

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