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Birds Do It (1966)

 |  Comedy, Family  |  August 1966 (USA)
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Melvin Byrd, who dreams of being a scientist, is a Cape Kennedy "miniscule molecular particle surveillance monitor" - in short, a janitor. His job is to keep a major rocket project ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melvin Byrd
Lt. Porter
Prof. Wald
Gen. Smithburn
Congresswoman Clanger
Beverly Adams ...
Claudine Wald
Louis Quinn ...
Sgt. Skam
Frank Nastasi ...
Yellow Cab driver
Burt Taylor ...
Courtney Brown ...
Russell Saunders ...
Julian Voloshin ...
Prof. Nep
Bob Bersell ...
Warren Day ...
Jay Laskay ...


Melvin Byrd, who dreams of being a scientist, is a Cape Kennedy "miniscule molecular particle surveillance monitor" - in short, a janitor. His job is to keep a major rocket project completely dust-free, and this he does with his own hilariously fantastic inventions - including a literal attack on dirt by a "knight on a white horse". In his work, he meets Judy, a chimp involved in a top-secret project, which leads Melvin into the one room strictly off-limits to him. Not until he has entered the project room does Melvin learn that any man entering it will be negatively ionized - making him fly like a bird. Written by alfiehitchie

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Soupy Sales is Flying High...and the race for space - is up in the air!


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August 1966 (USA)  »

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Mr. Bird geht in die Luft  »

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The cab driver is played by Frank Nastasi who was the puppeteer that did White Fang, Black Tooth and Pookie on The Soupy Sales Show (1976). See more »


The army military uniforms are not being worn correctly such as the sergeant not wearing his chevrons on both sleeves and the general's collar "US" insignia in some scenes switches between the enlisted and officers versions. See more »


Prof. Wald: [to Melvin who has floated to the ceiling] Melvin, you certainly got high in this party.
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Birds Do It
Written by Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller
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Shame it isn't on VHS/DVD!!Soupy Rules!!
30 August 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This Hilarious 1966 film starring Soupy Sales and co-starring Tab Hunter has unfortunately never been released on vhs/dvd.Hopefully,someday it will!!Soupy sales plays a Janitor for a nuclear missle site and accidently as a result of an experiment gains anti-gravity powers that permits him to fly and makes him irresistable to women!!Soupy Sales reminds me of another great Comic Genius from West Virginia "Don Knotts".Hopefully someday,"Birds Do it",will be shown on TV and even better vhs/dvd!!

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