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Birds Do It (1966)

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
... Lt. Porter
... Prof. Wald
... Gen. Smithburn
... Congresswoman Clanger
... Claudine Wald
... 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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Cientista Bicão  »

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Film debut of Tiffany Bolling. 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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Birds Do It
Written by Howard Greenfield and Jack Keller
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THE worst film I've ever seen!!!
27 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

Without a doubt the worst movie and biggest waste of time ever. Not even remotely funny, even in the campiest, most anti-comedic sense of the word. The gags and jokes are so poorly crafted that the simplest acting routines and attempts at humorous dialogue are as forced as the laughter on the Pat Robertson Show.

One thing that birds definitely wouldn't do is sit still for this nauseatingly boring crap. In fact, I met Soupy Sales(in fairness, quite a masterful comic and talented showman in his day) a few years ago and shared these very thoughts. He laughed heartily and said that he understood that several states were thinking of using the movie as a particularly excruciating form of capital punishment. After repeated forced viewings, drawing and quartering would start to sound good.


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