PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A wealthy San Francisco socialite pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
When the film aired on NBC-TV in the US on January 6, 1968 it became the highest rated film shown on television up to that point. The record held until Love Story (1970) overtook it on October 1, 1972.
Hello there, Mrs. MacGruder.
Mrs. MacGruder, pet store clerk: Oh, hello, Miss Daniels.
Melanie Daniels: Have you ever seen so many gulls? What do you suppose it is?
Mrs. MacGruder, pet store clerk: Well, there must be a storm at sea, that can drive them inland, you know. I was hoping you'd be a little late because he hadn't ...
Melanie Daniels: Oh,...
Mrs. Bundy says she recalls a "large flock of seagulls" lost in fog and headed toward Santa Cruz. As an amateur ornithologist, she should have known that a group of seagulls are referred to as colonies.
There were no ending credits. And in the opening credits the title "THE BIRDS" was slowly pecked away by the passing crows.
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