Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Rod Taylor, Tippi Hedren, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy, Veronica Cartwright
Melanie Daniels meets Mitch Brenner in a San Francisco pet store and decides to follow him home. She brings with her the gift of two love birds and they strike up a romance. One day birds start attacking children at Mitch's sisters party. A huge assault starts on the town by attacking birds.
This is one of my favorite Hitchcock movies. From the start to the end the movie is solid. There is not a moment of weakness in the entire movie. It is a fun exciting ride the whole time.
First of all, the story is just awesome. All of a sudden birds start attacking people, then they fly away. The next day they do the same thing. It is not a constant attack on people. It just happens once a day or so. The attacks happen for no reason. He does not explain any of it in the movie at all. That is the best part of the story. I love the complete untold mystery.
The cast was the best part of the movie. They were incredibly brilliant in their roles. Rod Taylor had the strength and that handsome presence that he gives the screen. Tippi Hedren is the true beauty that the movie needed to draw the crowd, but she had the talent to let you know that she was just more than a pretty face. Her attitude in her role brought all of the different emotions that her character was feeling throughout the whole movie. The best mother role goes to Jessica Tandy. I just loved her in this movie. As an extra, we get the wonderful Veronica Cartwright as a young girl in this movie. This movie is filled with talent.
This is one of those movies that, if you do not like this movie, then there is something wrong with you. It is such a great movie. This is a movie that needs to be added to your collection. It is worth watching over and over. Enjoy.
The Birds (1963) Trailer