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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

PG-13 147 min - Drama - 3 July 1962
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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.

Director:  John Frankenheimer
Stars:  Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand, Betty Field, Telly Savalas, Edmond O'Brien, Hugh Marlowe, Whit Bissell, Crahan Denton, James Westerfield, Robert Bailey, Nicky Blair, Mushy Callahan, James J. Casino, Noble Chissell, John Indrisano, Pete Kellett, David McMahon, Pat Moran, Ben Roseman, Frankie Van, Robert Burton, Lewis Charles, Nick Dennis, Mike Mahoney, Raymond Greenleaf, William Hansen, Wayne Heffley, Michael Masters, Joe McGuinn, Victor Romito, Anton von Stralen, Robert Williams, William Hoehne Jr., Dale Van Sickel, Kermit Maynard, Harry Holcombe, Fred Libby, Len Lesser, Edward Mallory, Adrienne Marden, George Mitchell, Leo Penn, Chris Robinson, Michael Ross, Phil Schumacher, Ray Spiker, Harry Jackson

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Storyline

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.



Tagline: Inside the rock called Alcatraz they tried to chain a volcano they called

Genres: Drama

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Language:  English
Release Date:  3 July 1962

Box Office

Budget:  $2,650,000
Revenue:  $3,100,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Norma Productions

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 27 min

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