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: 125
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 147
  • Budget: $2,650,000
  • Revenue: $3,100,000

Karl Malden

Harvey Shoemaker

Telly Savalas

Feto Gomez

Burt Lancaster

Robert Stroud

Thelma Ritter

Elizabeth Stroud

Neville Brand

Bull Ransom

Betty Field

Stella Johnson

Edmond O'Brien

Tom Gaddis

Hugh Marlowe

Roy Comstock

Whit Bissell

Dr. Ellis

James Westerfield

Jess Younger

Nicky Blair

Inmate (uncredited)

Noble Chissell

Inmate (uncredited)

David McMahon

Inmate (uncredited)

Robert Burton

Sen. Ham Lewis (uncredited)

Lewis Charles

Chaplain Wentzel (uncredited)

Nick Dennis

Crazed Prisoner (uncredited)

Raymond Greenleaf

Judge (uncredited)

William Hansen

Fred Daw (uncredited)

Wayne Heffley

Guard (uncredited)

Joe McGuinn

Guard (uncredited)

Kermit Maynard

Alcatraz Captain of Guards (uncredited)

George Mitchell

Father Matthieu (uncredited)

Leo Penn

Eddie Kassellis (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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