About the film
Birds Do It
Release Date: August 13, 1966
|Slogan||:||«Soupy Sales is Flying High...and the race for space - is up in the air!»|
|Production Companies||:||Columbia Pictures|
|Producers||:||Ivan Tors, Stanley Colbert, Ben Chapman, Edward Haldeman|
|Writers||:||Art Arthur, Arnie Kogen, Leonard B. Kaufman|
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.