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
themoviedb icon 7.4/10
  • Release Date: 1962-07-04
  • Views: 1278
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 147
  • Budget: $2,650,000
  • Revenue: $3,100,000

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Whit Bissell

Dr. Ellis

Hugh Marlowe

Roy Comstock

Burt Lancaster

Robert Stroud

Edmond O'Brien

Tom Gaddis

James Westerfield

Jess Younger

Karl Malden

Harvey Shoemaker

Telly Savalas

Feto Gomez

Betty Field

Stella Johnson

Raymond Greenleaf

Judge (uncredited)

Robert Burton

Sen. Ham Lewis (uncredited)

Leo Penn

Eddie Kassellis (uncredited)

Nick Dennis

Crazed Prisoner (uncredited)

Thelma Ritter

Elizabeth Stroud

Kermit Maynard

Alcatraz Captain of Guards (uncredited)

Neville Brand

Bull Ransom

David McMahon

Inmate (uncredited)

Nicky Blair

Inmate (uncredited)

Noble Chissell

Inmate (uncredited)

Lewis Charles

Chaplain Wentzel (uncredited)

William Hansen

Fred Daw (uncredited)

Wayne Heffley

Guard (uncredited)

Joe McGuinn

Guard (uncredited)

George Mitchell

Father Matthieu (uncredited)

Chris Robinson

Logue (uncredited)

Michael Ross

Convict Qualen's Friend (uncredited)

Ray Spiker

Appleton - Murdered Guard (uncredited)

Harry Jackson

Reporter (uncredited)

Robert B. Williams

Guard (uncredited)
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