Birdman of Alcatraz

Birdman of Alcatraz
  • 1962
  • US
  • 2h 27min
  • PG
  • Directed by: John Frankenheimer
  • Written by: Thomas E Gaddis (book), Guy Trosper
  • Cast: Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand, Telly Savalas

Frankenheimer's absorbing drama tells the true story of the redemption of a convicted killer. Robert Stroud (Lancaster, giving one of his finest performances) leaves a trail of violence and murder on his way to death row, but finds redemption when he finds a wounded sparrow and secretly nurses it back to health.

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