Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard and nurses it back to health. Despite having only a third grade education, Stroud goes on to become a renowned ornithologist and achieves a greater sense of freedom and purpose behind bars than most people find in the outside world.

Directing:
  • John Frankenheimer

Writing:
  • Guy Trosper
  • Thomas E. Gaddis

Stars:
Release Date: 1962-07-03
themoviedb icon 7.4/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 147
  • Budget: $2,650,000
  • Revenue: $3,100,000

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Chris Robinson
Chris Robinso...
Logue (uncredited)
Burt Lancaster
Burt Lancaste...
Robert Stroud
Karl Malden
Karl Malden
Harvey Shoemaker
Thelma Ritter
Thelma Ritter
Elizabeth Stroud
Neville Brand
Neville Brand
Bull Ransom
Betty Field
Betty Field
Stella Johnson
Telly Savalas
Telly Savalas
Feto Gomez
Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brie...
Tom Gaddis
Hugh Marlowe
Hugh Marlowe
Roy Comstock
Whit Bissell
Whit Bissell
Dr. Ellis
Crahan Denton
Crahan Denton
Kramer
James Westerfield
James Westerf...
Jess Younger
Robert Bailey
Robert Bailey
Reporter on Dock (uncredited)
Nicky Blair
Nicky Blair
Inmate (uncredited)
Noble Chissell
Noble Chissel...
Inmate (uncredited)
John Indrisano
John Indrisan...
Inmate (uncredited)
David McMahon
David McMahon
Inmate (uncredited)
Robert Burton
Robert Burton
Sen. Ham Lewis (uncredited)
William Hansen
William Hanse...
Fred Daw (uncredited)
Wayne Heffley
Wayne Heffley
Guard (uncredited)
Joe McGuinn
Joe McGuinn
Guard (uncredited)
Robert Williams
Robert Willia...
Guard (uncredited)
Dale van Sickel
Dale van Sick...
Alcatraz Guard (uncredited)
Kermit Maynard
Kermit Maynar...
Alcatraz Captain of Guards (uncredited)
Len Lesser
Len Lesser
Burns (uncredited)
Leo Penn
Leo Penn
Eddie Kassellis (uncredited)
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