Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

"Inside the rock called Alcatraz they tried to chain a volcano they called 'The Bird Man'!"
Audience Score
75
NR 2 hr 27 minJul 4th, 1962Drama, Crime
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.
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Movie Details

Theatrical Release:July 4th, 1962
On DVD & Blu-ray:March 6th, 2001 - Buy DVD
Original Language:English
Production Companies:United Artists, Norma Productions

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