Birdman of Alcatraz Movie Review 1962

Information and Film Reviews for Birdman of Alcatraz the Movie

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Robert Stroud, convicted of two murders and sentenced to life imprisonment on the Island, becomes an internationally accepted authority on birds. Lovingly told, with stunning performance from Lancaster, and exceptionally fine work from the supporting cast. The confinement of Stroud's prison cell makes the film seem claustrophobic and tedious at times, just as the imprisonment must have been. Ritter played Stroud's mother, who never stops trying to get him out of prison.

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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 143 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Birds, Men in Prison, Alcatraz, Only the Lonely
Screenplay
Guy Trosper
Cast
Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Betty Field, Neville Brand, Edmond O'Brien, Hugh Marlowe, Telly Savalas
Cinematography
Burnett Guffey, Robert Krasker
Director
John Frankenheimer
Music
Elmer Bernstein
Other
Edward Mann
Producer
United Artists

Awards

British Acad. 1962: Actor (Lancaster).

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