The Birds

(1963)

Overview

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.

  1. Evan Hunter

    Screenplay

  2. Daphne Du Maurier

    Author

  3. Alfred Hitchcock

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Rod Taylor

    Rod Taylor

    Mitch Brenner

  2. Tippi Hedren

    Tippi Hedren

    Melanie Daniels

  3. Jessica Tandy

    Jessica Tandy

    Lydia Brenner

  4. Veronica Cartwright

    Veronica Cartwright

    Cathy Brenner

  5. Suzanne Pleshette

    Suzanne Pleshette

    Annie Hayworth

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The Birds
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Status Released

Release Information

  • March 28, 1963
    PG-13
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 59m

Budget $2,500,000.00

Revenue $11,403,529.00

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