The Birds 59 years old

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

The Birds

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.

Credits

The Birds Cast

Name Character
Veronica Cartwright She was 13, now 73 years old as Cathy Brenner
Tippi Hedren She was 33, now 92 years old as Melanie Daniels
Jessica Tandy She was 53, 85 years old when she died as Lydia Brenner
Lonny Chapman He was 42, 87 years old when he died as Diner owner
Suzanne Pleshette She was 26, 70 years old when she died as Annie Hayworth
Rod Taylor He was 33, 84 years old when he died as Mitch Brenner
Richard Deacon He was 41, 63 years old when he died as Man in hotel corridor
Karl Swenson He was 54, 70 years old when he died as Drunken doomsayer in diner
Joe Mantell He was 47, 94 years old when he died as Traveling salesman in diner
Charles McGraw He was 48, 66 years old when he died as Sebastian Sholes
Malcolm Atterbury He was 56, 85 years old when he died as Deputy Al Malone
Doodles Weaver He was 51, 71 years old when he died as Fisherman Helping with Rental Boat
Ruth McDevitt She was 67, 80 years old when she died as Mrs. MacGruder
Ethel Griffies She was 84, 97 years old when she died as Mrs. Bundy
Doreen Lang She was 48, 84 years old when she died as Hysterical Mother in Diner
Elizabeth Wilson She was 41, 79 years old when she died as Waitress in diner

The Birds Crew

Name Department
Robert Burks as Director of Photography. He was 53 (58) years old when He died Camera
George Tomasini as Editor. He was 53 (55) years old when He died Editing
George Milo as Set Decoration. He was 53 (74) years old when He died Art
Rita Riggs as Costume Supervisor. She was 32 (86) years old when She died Costume & Make-Up
William Russell as Sound Recordist. Crew
Waldon O. Watson as Sound Recordist. He was 56 (79) years old when He died Crew
Virginia Darcy as Hairstylist. Costume & Make-Up
Norman Deming as Production Manager. He was 57 (77) years old when He died Production
Alfred Hitchcock as Director. He was 63 (80) years old when He died Directing
Alfred Hitchcock as Producer. He was 63 (80) years old when He died Production
Robert F. Boyle as Production Design. He was 53 (100) years old when He died Art
The Birds poster
The Birds (59 years)

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

  • Release day: Thursday, March 28, 1963
  • Runtime: 119 minutes
  • Budget: 2500000.00
  • Revenue: 11500000.00