Birdman of Alcatraz

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.

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Film Cast:

  • Robert Stroud: Burt Lancaster
  • Harvey Shoemaker: Karl Malden
  • Elizabeth Stroud: Thelma Ritter
  • Bull Ransom: Neville Brand
  • Stella Johnson: Betty Field
  • Feto Gomez: Telly Savalas
  • Tom Gaddis: Edmond O’Brien
  • Roy Comstock: Hugh Marlowe
  • Dr. Ellis: Whit Bissell
  • Kramer: Crahan Denton
  • Jess Younger: James Westerfield
  • Reporter on Dock (uncredited): Robert Bailey
  • Inmate (uncredited): Nicky Blair
  • Inmate (uncredited): Mushy Callahan
  • Inmate (uncredited): James J. Casino
  • Inmate (uncredited): Noble Chissell
  • Inmate (uncredited): John Indrisano
  • Inmate (uncredited): Pete Kellett
  • Inmate (uncredited): David McMahon
  • Inmate (uncredited): Pat Moran
  • Inmate (uncredited): Ben Roseman
  • Inmate (uncredited): Frankie Van
  • Sen. Ham Lewis (uncredited): Robert Burton
  • Chaplain Wentzel (uncredited): Lewis Charles
  • Crazed Prisoner (uncredited): Nick Dennis
  • Bit Part (uncredited): Mike Mahoney
  • Judge (uncredited): Raymond Greenleaf
  • Fred Daw (uncredited): William Hansen
  • Guard (uncredited): Wayne Heffley
  • Guard (uncredited): Michael Masters
  • Guard (uncredited): Joe McGuinn
  • Guard (uncredited): Victor Romito
  • Guard (uncredited): Anton von Stralen
  • Guard (uncredited): Robert B. Williams
  • Guard Kenny (uncredited): William Hoehne Jr.
  • Alcatraz Guard (uncredited): Dale Van Sickel
  • Alcatraz Captain of Guards (uncredited): Kermit Maynard
  • Editor (uncredited): Harry Holcombe
  • Reporter (uncredited): Fred Libby
  • Burns (uncredited): Len Lesser
  • John Clary (uncredited): Edward Mallory
  • Mrs. Woodrow Wilson (uncredited): Adrienne Marden
  • Father Matthieu (uncredited): George Mitchell
  • Eddie Kassellis (uncredited): Leo Penn
  • Logue (uncredited): Chris Robinson
  • Convict Qualen’s Friend (uncredited): Michael Ross
  • Detective (uncredited): Phil Schumacher
  • Appleton – Murdered Guard (uncredited): Ray Spiker
  • Reporter (uncredited): Harry Jackson

Film Crew:

  • Camera Operator: Richard H. Kline
  • Director of Photography: Burnett Guffey
  • Original Music Composer: Elmer Bernstein
  • Makeup Artist: Robert J. Schiffer
  • Director: John Frankenheimer
  • Novel: Thomas E. Gaddis
  • Producer: Guy Trosper
  • Producer: Stuart Millar
  • Executive Producer: Harold Hecht
  • Editor: Edward Mann
  • Art Direction: Fernando Carrere
  • Sound Designer: George Cooper
  • Orchestrator: Leo Shuken
  • Director of Photography: John Alton
  • Assistant Director: David Silver
  • Electrician: Harry Sundby
  • Special Sound Effects: Robert A. Reich
  • Production Manager: Gilbert Kurland
  • Orchestrator: Jack Hayes
  • Special Sound Effects: James M. Falkinburg
  • Camera Operator: James Saper

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