Birdman Of Alcatraz

  • 1962
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography, Prison

In a story based on fact, Lancaster plays surly, withdrawn inmate Robert Stroud, sentenced to life in prison, who cures a sick bird which flies into his cell one day, and later becomes an internationally recognized ornithologist. Fighting against an overly protective mother (Ritter) and a truculent warden (Malden), Stroud is nonetheless able to continue...read more

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01:11 — Story of convicted murderer Robert Stroud, who became an authority on birds by raising them in his prison cell. Outstanding performances all around.
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Burt Lancaster stars as Robert Stroud, the prison lifer who became an expert on birds in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), featuring a music score by Elmer (more…)

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Docudrama about Robert Stroud, the prisoner who became an ornithologist and author. Based on actual events.

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  • Review: In a story based on fact, Lancaster plays surly, withdrawn inmate Robert Stroud, sentenced to life in prison, who cures a sick bird which flies into his cell one day, and later becomes an internationally recognized ornithologist. Fighting against an overly… (more)

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