The Birds

Movies, Horror
The 100 best horror films, horror movies, the birds

Time Out says

'The Birds Is Coming' the advance posters twittered ungrammatically but with justifiable excitement. With death dropping blandly out of a clear sky - its menace magnified into apocalypse from the crop-dusting scene in North by Northwest - this is Hitchcock at his best. Full of subterranean hints as to the ways in which people cage each other, it's fierce and Freudian as well as great cinematic fun, with ample fodder for the amateur psychologist following up on Hitch's tortuous involvement with his leading ladies.

Details

Release details

Rated:
PG-13
Release date:
Thursday March 28 1963
Duration:
120 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Alfred Hitchcock
Screenwriter:
Evan Hunter
Cast:
Tippi Hedren
Rod Taylor
Suzanne Pleshette
Jessica Tandy
Ruth McDevitt
Veronica Cartwright
Ethel Griffies
Charles McGraw

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