Retrospective 2015

The Birds

Alfred Hitchcock
USA 1963
120 min

Take in the bird-bath and feeder! Beware the first robin of spring! A threat of unspeakable horror is latent in our feathered friends! At least, that is what Alfred Hitchcock is implying in his new film, THE BIRDS, which is whirring and screeching with deafening uproar. Making a terrifying menace out of what is assumed to be one of nature’s most innocent creatures and one of man’s most melodious friends, Mr. Hitchcock and his associates have constructed a horror film that should raise the hackles on the most courageous and put goose-pimples on the toughest hide. (...) There are the usual Hitchcock ‘characters’ spotted through the film. And those birds! Well, you’ve never seen such actors! They are amazingly malevolent feathered friends. (Bosley Crowther, “The New York Times”, 1963)

On October 30 and 31 in the presence of Tippi Hedren.
Remaining tickets for the screening on Oct 30 are only available at the Filmmuseum!

Supporting film: GLIMPSES OF BIRD LIFE

  • Tippi Hedren - Melanie Daniels
  • Rod Taylor - Mitch Brenner
  • Jessica Tandy - Lydia Brenner
  • Veronica Cartwright - Cathy Brenner
  • Ethel Griffies - Mrs. Bundy
  • Suzanne Pleshette - Annie Hayworth
  • Evan Hunter based on a story by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Robert Burks
  • William Russell
  • Oskar Sala
  • George Tomasini
  • Robert Boyle
  • Edith Head
Alfred J. Hitchcock Productions
35 mm
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