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.
Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Tagline:Inside the rock called Alcatraz they tried to chain a volcano they called ‘The Bird Man’!
Cast:Adrienne Marden, Anton von Stralen, Ben Roseman, Betty Field, Burt Lancaster, Chris Robinson, Crahan Denton, Dale van Sickel, David McMahon, Edmond O’Brien, Edward Mallory, Frankie Van, Fred Libby, George Mitchell, Harry Holcombe, Harry Jackson, Hugh Marlowe, James J. Casino, James Westerfield, Joe McGuinn, John Indrisano, Karl Malden, Kermit Maynard, Len Lesser, Leo Penn, Lewis Charles, Michael Masters, Michael Ross, Mike Mahoney, Mushy Callahan, Neville Brand, Nick Dennis, Nicky Blair, Noble Chissell, Pat Moran, Pete Kellett, Phil Schumacher, Ray Spiker, Raymond Greenleaf, Robert B. Williams, Robert Bailey, Robert Burton, Telly Savalas, Thelma Ritter, Victor Romito, Wayne Heffley, Whit Bissell, William Hansen, William Hoehne Jr.