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Birdman of Alcatraz

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Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 1962: # 0)


Rating:
80
Adjusted* Rating:
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80

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People Involved

  • Burt Lancaster (Robert Stroud)
  • Karl Malden (Harvey Shoemaker)
  • Thelma Ritter (Elizabeth Stroud)
  • Neville Brand (Bull Ransom)
  • Betty Field (Stella Johnson)
  • Telly Savalas (Feto Gomez)
  • Edmond OBrien (Tom Gaddis)
  • Hugh Marlowe (Roy Comstock)
  • Whit Bissell (Dr. Ellis)
  • Crahan Denton (Kramer)
  • James Westerfield (Jess Younger)
  • John Frankenheimer (Director)