• 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: Biography

Production Co: Norma

Distributors: United Artists

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


Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Winner Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1963)
Nominated Actor
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture