• Birdman of Alcatraz (2000)

Birdman of Alcatraz

Release Date: March 26th, 2000

DVD Release Date: March 6th, 2001

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

Sentenced to life in solitary confinement after killing a prison guard, despondent inmate Robert Stroud (Burt Lancaster) combats loneliness and tedium by nursing an ailing bird back to health. Stroud develops an interest in caring for birds and becomes a talented ornithologist. After publishing a book on bird diseases from jail, he meets and marries Stella (Betty Field), a fellow bird enthusiast. When Stroud is suddenly moved to Alcatraz, though, his marriage and work are both threatened.

Cast: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Betty Field, Neville Brand, Edmond O'Brien, Hugh Marlowe, Telly Savalas

Director: John Frankenheimer

Genres: Crime drama , Biography

Production Co: Norma

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Transformation, 1950s, Prison, 1960s, Rise, 1940s, Mother, Touching, Moving, Wife, 1930s

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Awards

Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)