Birdman of Alcatraz
- 147 min
- 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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