About

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.

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Directed by

Alfred Hitchcock

Written by

Daphne Du Maurier (Author)
Evan Hunter (Screenplay)

Runtime

119 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

...and remember, the next scream you hear may be your own!

Cast

Keywords

fireplace suspense based on short story schoolhouse socialite playground schoolteacher bird attack seagull seclusion shopkeeper pet shop practical joke lovebird unsolved mystery

Photos

Lists

#185 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#7 on AFI's 100 years...100 thrills AFI

#29 on The 100 best horror films TimeOut

Awards

Oscar for Best Effects, Special Visual Effects