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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Melvin Byrd
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Lt. Porter
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Prof. Wald
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Gen. Smithburn
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Congresswoman Clanger
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Claudine Wald
Louis Quinn ...
Sgt. Skam
Frank Nastasi ...
Yellow Cab driver
Burt Taylor ...
Devlin
Courtney Brown ...
Arno
Russell Saunders ...
Clurg
Julian Voloshin ...
Prof. Nep
Bob Bersell ...
Doorman
Warren Day ...
Curtis
Jay Laskay ...
Willie
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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 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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Comedy | Family

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August 1966 (USA)  »

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Mr. Bird geht in die Luft  »

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Dean Martin: Appears as himself on the golf course, looking up at the birds with annoyance. See more »

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As Melvin begins to fly after handing the tire he was holding to the cab driver, you can see a shadow of the flying rigging across his face and shoulders. See more »

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Prof. Wald: [to Melvin who has floated to the ceiling] Melvin, you certainly got high in this party.
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Featured in Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) See more »

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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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