The Birds (1963)

The Birds DVD

Universal Pictures
Starring:
 Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette
Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Synopsis: The chilling horror film from the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock.  Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) travels to Bodega Bay to call upon Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), a man she’s met briefly and who has captured her interest.  Shortly after her arrival, the birds in the town start attacking people for no apparent reason.

Purr Blur: In the first scene of the film the character Melanie is seen entering a San Francisco pet shop.  There are some kittens inside the front window of the store.  As actress Tippi enters the store Hitchcock exits with two dogs on leashes in one of his classic cameo turns.

The Birds - cats in pet shop window

Final Mewsings: Cats may be front window attractions but it’s hard to upstage Hitchcock.


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