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Genre Biography
Running Time 148 min
MPAA rating Unrated
Release Date Jul 3, 1962
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Birdman of Alcatraz

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.

Starring
Burt Lancaster Robert Stroud
Karl Malden Harvey Shoemaker
Thelma Ritter Elizabeth Stroud
Betty Field Stella Johnson
Neville Brand Bull Ransom
Edmond O'Brien Tom Gaddis
Hugh Marlowe Roy Comstock
Telly Savalas Feto Gomez
James Westerfield Jess Younger
Chris Robinson Logue (uncredited)

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