The Birds (1963) – IMDb

The Birds (1963) – IMDb


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Melanie Daniels is the modern rich socialite, part of the jet-set who always gets what she wants. When lawyer Mitch Brenner sees her in a pet shop, he plays something of a practical joke on her, and she decides to return the favor. She drives about an hour north of San Francisco to Bodega Bay, where Mitch spends the weekends with his mother Lydia and younger sister Cathy. Soon after her arrival, however, the birds in the area begin to act strangely. A seagull attacks Melanie as she is crossing the bay in a small boat, and then, Lydia finds her neighbor dead, obviously the victim of a bird attack. Soon, birds in the hundreds and thousands are attacking anyone they find out of doors. There is no explanation as to why this might be happening, and as the birds continue their vicious attacks, survival becomes the priority. Written by garykmcd

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…And remember, the next scream you hear could be your own! See more » Edit

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Goofs

During the bird attack on the house, Melanie falls back, almost swooning and crushes a lamp-shade. But, during the rest of the movie, the lampshade remains in perfect condition. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Melanie Daniels: Hello there, Mrs. MacGruder.
Mrs. MacGruder, pet store clerk: Oh, hello, Miss Daniels.
Melanie Daniels: Have you ever seen so many gulls? What do you suppose it is?
Mrs. MacGruder, pet store clerk: Well, there must be a storm at sea, that can drive them inland, you know. I was hoping you’d be a little late because he hadn’t arrived yet.
Melanie Daniels: Oh, but you’d said three o’clock…
Mrs. MacGruder, pet store clerk: Oh I know, I know. I’ve been calling all morning. Oh, Miss Daniels you have no idea. They are so difficult to get, really they are. We have to get them from India, when they’re just baby chicks, and …
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Crazy Credits

There is no music in the opening credits. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Best of the Worst: Shakma, Python II, and Beaks: The Movie (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Rissle-dy, Rossle-dy
(uncredited)
(“I married my wife in the month of June”)
Derived from the traditional Scottish folk song “The Wee Cooper o’Fife”
Additional lyrics by Evan Hunter
Sung by the schoolchildren
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Details

Release Date:

29 March 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los pájaros See more » Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$32,655

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

119 min

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System) (uncredited)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1

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