Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

Directed by
John Frankenheimer

Based on the true story of Robert Stroud (Burt Lancaster) this film follows the life of Stroud after he has been condemned to life in solatary confinement in the notorious Alcatraz prison in San Francisco Bay.

He soon seeks solace from his forbidding existence through raising and selling birds.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 147 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1962

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Black and White


Image for Burt LancasterBurt Lancaster...Robert Stroud
Image for Karl MaldenKarl Malden...Harvey Shoemaker
Thelma Ritter...Elizabeth Stroud
Neville Brand...Bull Ransom
Betty Field...Stella Johnson
Image for Telly SavalasTelly Savalas...Feto Gomez
Edmond O'Brien...Tom Gaddis
Hugh Marlowe...Roy Comstock
Whit Bissell...Dr. Ellis
Crahan Denton...Kramer
James Westerfield...Jess Younger