Birdman of Alcatraz

Birdman of Alcatraz

Director: John Frankenheimer Cast: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter

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Birdman of Alcatraz

In this film based on a true story, Burt Lancaster plays Robert Stroud, a withdrawn prison inmate who cures a sick bird that flies into his cell and eventually becomes a world-renowned ornithologist -- all while serving a life sentence. An overbearing warden (Karl Malden) eventually transfers Stroud to the notoriously brutal prison on Alcatraz, but he is able to continue his research, abort a riot, start a romance, and eventually get his story out through a determined reporter (Edmond O'Brien). Directed with his usual solid craftsmanship by John Frankenheimer, Birdman Of Alcatraz tells a quietly moving tale for which Lancaster, Telly Savalas (as one of Stroud's fellow inmates), and Thelma Ritter (as Stroud's mother) all received Oscar nominations.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/27/2018
UPC: 0887090139816
Original Release: 1962
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Time: 2:29:00
Sales rank: 8,447

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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 O'Brien Tom Gaddis
Hugh Marlowe Roy Comstock
Whit Bissell Dr. Ellis
Graham Denton Kramer
James Westerfield Jess Younger
Stella Johnson Betty Field
Leonard Penn Eddie Kassellis
Chris Robinson Young Convict
Robert Burton Senator Lewis
Lewis Charles Chaplain Wentzel
Nick Dennis Crazed Prisoner
Raymond Greenleaf Judge
William Hansen Fred Daw
Harry Holcombe Editor
Harry Jackson Reporter
Len Lesser Burns
Adrienne Marden Mrs. Woodrow Wilson
George Mitchell Father Matthieu
Edward Mallory John Clary

Technical Credits
John Frankenheimer Director
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
George Cooper Sound/Sound Designer
Burnett Guffey Cinematographer
Harold Hecht Producer
Edward Mann Editor
Stuart Millar Producer
Guy Troper Producer,Screenwriter

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