The Girl (2012) (TV) TV

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Ratings / Votes
6.1/ 10 (2412 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [gb] - (for)
Home Box Office (HBO) [us] - (in association with)
Moonlighting Films [za]
Wall to Wall Media [gb]
Warner Bros. Entertainment [de]

Production Designer

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Release Date
(USA) - 6 October 2012
(USA) - 20 October 2012
(UK) - 26 December 2012
(Japan) - 24 March 2013

Running Time

He made her his star. And his darkest obsession.

1960s, abuse, actor's-life, actress, animal-trainer, aspiring-actress, assistant-director, automobile, backyard, based-on-biography, based-on-true-story, beauty, behind-the-scenes, bird, bird-poop, black-dress, blonde, champagne, christmas, christmas-party, cigar, cigarette, cocktail, director, dirty-old-man,

Technical Support
CAM:Arri Alexa, Cooke S2, S4, Angenieux and Leitz Lenses
CAM:Arricam LT, Cooke S2 Lenses
LAB:Molinare, London, UK
OFM:35 mm - (Fuji Eterna Vivid 500T 8547)
PCS:Digital Intermediate - (2K) (master format)
PCS:ProRes 4:4:4 - (1080p/24) (source format)
PCS:Super 35 - (3-perf) (source format)
PFM:Video - (HDTV)
RAT:1.78 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Beukes, Carl as [Jim Brown] <8>
  2. Clingman, Leon as [Ray Berwick] <11>
  3. Galley, Adrian as (uncredited) [Martin Balsam]
  4. Jones, Toby (I) as [Alfred Hitchcock] <2>
  5. Joubert, Louis as (uncredited) [Reporter]
  6. Kemp, Conrad as [Evan Hunter] <4>
  7. Lyster, Patrick as [Bob Boyle] <12>
  8. Michael, Sean Cameron as (uncredited) [Robert Burks]
  9. Nel, Carel as (uncredited) [Clapper Loader]
  10. Shelton, Aubrey as [Maitre D] <10>
  11. D Arcy, Candice as [Josephine Milton] <7>
  12. Ingpen, Angelina as [Melanie] <6>
  13. Miller, Sienna as [Tippi Hedren] <1>
  14. Staunton, Imelda as [Alma Reville Hitchcock] <3>
  15. Tilley, Kate (II) as [Rita Riggs] <9>
  16. Wilton, Penelope as [Peggy Robertson] <5>


  1. Drama

Full Plot

When Grace Kelly retires from films to marry Prince Rainier Alfred Hitchcock looks for a similar blonde and finds her in TV model,the little known Tippi Hedren,who will star in his film 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 and his assistant Peggy 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 film,'Marnie'. Having admitted that Alma is the only woman he has ever had sex with 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 her famous and she owes him. At this stage Tippi demands that her contract be terminated and an end title states that they never worked together again. don @ minifie-1 As 'Alfred Hitchcock (I)' (qv) prepares his next movie, _The Birds (1963)_ (qv), he selects a young model by the name of 'Tippi Hedren' (qv) to be the star. She's quite flattered that the great director selected her for the part but isn't so prepared when he becomes infatuated with her. She rejects his advances but his response is often cruel, such as requiring over 50 takes with live birds attacking her. He kept her on for his next film _Marnie (1964)_ (qv) but the relationship continued to deteriorate. They never worked together again. garykmcd Plot not found

Movie Certificate

TV-14 (USA)

Music Composers

  1. Miller, Philip (IV)


  1. Pardue, John (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Cilliers, Dianna


British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) [gb] - (2012) (UK) (TV) (BBC2)
Home Box Office (HBO) [us] - (2012) (USA) (TV)
WoWow [jp] - (2013) (Japan) (TV)

Film Editors

  1. Hulme, Andrew


  1. Brugmann, Gero (legal services: co-production)
  2. Butterworth, Sandra (dialogue coach)
  3. Cornell, Luke (II) (head animal wrangler)
  4. Dyer, Penny (dialogue coach)
  5. Jayachandran, Aparna (script supervisor)
  6. Jordanova, Anne Bergstedt (stand-in)
  7. Peterson, Bo (dialogue coach)
  8. Rolando, Leah (production co-ordinator)
  9. Spoto, Donald (script consultant)
  10. Terblanche, Dee (animal welfare inspector)


[Alfred Hitchcock pours a glass of wine for Tippi Hedren, just after he has first met her] Alfred Hitchcock: This is a very fine Californian pinot noir. It's called the heartbreak grape. Do you know why? Of all the grapes used to make wine, these are the most fragile. It has a very thin skin, prone to disease, mould, every kind of rot and virus known to the vintner's art. So growing pinot noir is a bit like making a movie - heartbreak guaranteed. [Evan Hunter, writer of the screenplay for The Birds, disagrees with Hitchcock about the casting of Tippi Hedren] Evan Hunter: A seven-year contract? Alfred Hitchcock: Her inexperience is an asset. She has nothing to un-learn. Also she's unattached so she won't get pregnant. I do *hate* it when actresses get pregnant. Evan Hunter: I thought you were kidding. Alfred Hitchcock: [grimly] As is well-known, I have no sense of humor whatsoever. [Hitchcock recites a limerick to Tippi Hedren] Alfred Hitchcock: There was a young lady of Trent / Who said she knew what it meant / When he asked her to dine / Private room, lots of wine / She knew, oh she knew - but she went! [Tippi raises her wineglass as a toast] Tippi Hedren: Heartbreak guaranteed. Alfred Hitchcock: There was a young man from Nantucket / Who had such a large cock he could suck it. / He looked in the glass / And saw his own arse / And broke his neck trying to fuck it. Alfred Hitchcock: A worried young man from Stamboul / Discovered red spots on his tool. / Said the doctor, a cynic, / Get out of my clinic! / Just wipe off that lipstick, you fool. Alfred Hitchcock: There was a young girl from Sofia / Who succumbed to her lover's desire. / She said it's a sin, / But now that it's in / Could you shove it a few inches higher?


- 'Timothy Spall' (qv) and 'January Jones (I)' (qv) were originally was going to play the leads.

- The widow of James H. Brown, Hitchcock's assistant on both "The Birds" and "Marnie", has insisted that the depiction of her husband in this film is inaccurate and that the information her husband gave to the scriptwriter, Gwyneth Hughes, in an interview before he died in 2011, was either ignored or distorted. His remarks to Hughes on the subject of Alfred Hitchcock had been, in reality, entirely admiring and complimentary. Mrs. Brown has attacked "The Girl" savagely as an insult to a great artist.