The Birds

Lists: Horror

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 331 (Rank from 1963: # 3)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Rod Taylor (Mitch Brenner)
  • Tippi Hedren (Melanie Daniels)
  • Suzanne Pleshette (Annie Hayworth)
  • Veronica Cartwright (Cathy Brenner)
  • Ethel Griffies (Mrs. Bundy)
  • Charles McGraw (Sebastian Sholes)
  • Jessica Tandy (Lydia Brenner)
  • Doreen Lang (Hysterical Mother in Diner)
  • Ruth McDevitt (Mrs. MacGruder)
  • Joe Mantell (Traveling salesman in diner)
  • Karl Swenson (Drunken doomsayer in diner)
  • Elizabeth Wilson (Waitress in diner)
  • Richard Deacon (Man in hotel corridor)
  • Malcolm Atterbury (Deputy Al Malone)
  • Lonny Chapman (Diner owner)
  • Doodles Weaver (Fisherman Helping with Rental Boat)
  • Daphne Du Maurier (Director)
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