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Alfred Hitchcock with the Bird
Alfred Hitchcock with the Bird

Well, it's just no good. The chickens won't eat it.
(pause)
They're always hungry, Fred. I opened one of the sacks when I got home,
and I poured it out for them, and they wouldn't touch it. Now you know
chickens as well as I do, and when they won't eat, there's just something wrong with what they're being fed, that's all.
(pause)
No, they're not fussy chickens.
(pause)
Who? What's he got to do with it?
(pause)
Fred, I don't care how much feed you sold him. My chickens...
(pause)
He did? Dan Fawcett?
(pause)
This afternoon?
(pause)
Well, that only proves what I'm saying. The feed you sold us is...
(pause)
Oh. Oh, I see. Uh-huh. Uh-huh. Uh-huh. Maybe I ought to go over to see
him. You don't think there's something going around, do you?
(pause)
No, never.
(pause)
No, Fred, they don't seem sick at all. They just won't eat.
(pause)
Mmmm. Mmmmm. Well, I'll try to get over to Dan's farm. Maybe he'll...
mmmmm... mmmmm... all right, Fred, thanks.
(she hangs up, puzzled)


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DRUNK
(quoting Bible,Matthew 6:26 )
"Look at the birds of the air: they do not sow or read, yet your heavenly father feeds them."

WOMAN
I'll never feed another bird as long as I live!

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Two conversations from the film The Birds (1963) directed by Alfred Hitchcock, loosely based on the short story The Birds by Daphne du Maurier.
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