When Grace Kelly retires from movies to marry Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Sir Alfred Hitchcock (Toby Jones) looks for a similar blonde and finds her in a television model. The little known Tippi Hedren (Sienna Miller), who will star in his movie adaptation of horror story "The Birds". Hitchcock is obsessed with Tippi sexually, and when she rebuffs his advances, sadistically puts her through five days of filming where she is attacked and injured by real birds. Hitchcock's wife Alma (Imelda Staunton) and his assistant Peggy Robertson (Dame Penelope Wilton) are appalled, but can do nothing. Tippi is resolved that she will not give in to Hitchcock despite the situation giving her nightmares. Hitchcock and Tippi make a second movie, Marnie (1964). Having admitted that Alma is the only woman with whom he has ever had sex, and that he now finds her cold, Hitchcock continues to pursue Tippi, bombarding her with phone calls declaring his love for her, yet reminding her that he alone made ...
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Did You Know?
Ray Berwick, the bird trainer on The Birds (1963), is depicted as having contempt for Sir Alfred Hitchcock, even referring to him at one point as "the old fool". In reality, Berwick always spoke of Hitchcock with the utmost respect and affection, working with him again on Topaz (1969). See more
In this film, Alfred Hitchcock is seen proposing a toast to "Alfie and Tippi". In reality, Hitchcock never called himself "Alfie", and never liked to be called either "Alfie" or "Alfred"; he was always called "Hitch", at his own insistence. See more
Blondes make the best victims. They're like virgin snow that shows up the bloody footprints. - Alfred Hitchcock
I've Told Ev'ry Little Star
Written by Oscar Hammerstein II
and Jerome Kern
Performed by Linda Scott
Courtesy of Epic Records See more