High Anxiety on VHS. Starring Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman. With Dick Van Patten, Barry Levinson, Jack Riley, Charlie Callas. Directed by Mel Brooks. 1977.
From the box:
Ray Berwick, the same man who trained thousands of birds for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic movie, “The Birds,” one of the actual pictures Brooks is spoofing, also trained the 200 pigeons who pursue and attack Mel in “High Anxiety.”
Mel Brooks’ renowned spoof of the most famous Hitchcockian classics — “Vertigo,” “The Birds,” “Psycho” and “Spellbound” — is one of his most outrageous comedy classics. After a Harvard psychiatrist (Brooks) takes over the Psycho-Neurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous, he realizes that his predecessor died under suspicious circumstances. When events take a murderous turn, he is accused of the crime and left with a full blown case of High Anxiety.
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