The feathered residents of Chirpendale are terrorized by an evil black crow by the name of "The Black Menace". But to the citizen's rescue comes a brave young taxi puller named Bill!

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Burton's Birds ...
Bill / Coo (as George Burton's Love Birds)
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The Black Menace (as Curley Twiford's Jimmy the Crow)
George Burton ...
Elizabeth Walters ...
Elizabeth Walters (Prologue)
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Welcome to Chirpendale. There's plenty of parking space, plus it has everything: a bar where bird citizens can drink junebug sundaes and listen to jazzy music. But the bird citizens are terrorized by an evil raven called "The Black Menace", but a pluck young bird named Bill Singer, who's a taxi driver by day, comes to the aid of a damsel in distress, Coo, who's trapped in a fire. And soon the circus comes to town, Bill and Coo get box perches and witness ferocious feats and even laugh along with Cannonball Twitcher on an out of control motorcycle! But soon The Black Menace returns, and Bill and the rest of the citizens put together a plan to put him away for good. Written by Dylan Self <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

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28 March 1948 (USA)  »

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The players are real birds dressed like humans. See more »

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References Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) See more »

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Sobre las olas (Over the Waves)
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Music by Juventino Rosas
Played during the Iron Jaw act
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Unforgettable experience
30 November 2000 | by (Philadelphia, PA, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time in a Spanish translation in Cuba, circa 1950. It was such memorable film that I never forgot it. I was about 10 years old at the time.

The trainers of the parakeets, love birds, and other creatures must have spent years to make this film! Bill and Coo, hero and heroine, are endearing. But the evil crow is the most wonderful villain a child could ever wish for. And the village idiot who saves the day is a real warm character.

In fact, each and every character seems to share human traits and personalities, thanks to the great editing, music, and narration of this charming movie. It should return to the video stores for new generations to enjoy.


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