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Status: Released

Runtime: 143

Budget: $2,650,000

Revenue: $3,100,000

Language: en

Webpage: -

Release Info

  •  PG-13

Plot Keywords

Alternative Titles

  • Der Gefangene von Alcatraz
  • El hombre de Alcatraz
  • 终身犯
  • La celda olvidada
  • Птичарят от Алкатраз
  • Manden fra Alcatraz
  • Alcatrazin vanki
  • Le prisonnier d'Alcatraz
  • Ο βαρυποινίτης του Αλκατράζ
  • Az alcatrazi ember
Content Score: 100

6.4/10 (19 votes)


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.


Inside the rock called Alcatraz they tried to chain a volcano they called


Director: John Frankenheimer
Writers: ,

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Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster
as Robert Stroud

Karl Malden

Karl Malden
as Harvey Shoemaker

Thelma Ritter

Thelma Ritter
as Elizabeth Stroud

Neville Brand

Neville Brand
as Bull Ransom

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