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Birdman of Alcatraz


In this film based on a true story, [[Performer~P98588~Burt Lancaster~burtlancaster]] plays Robert Stroud, a withdrawn prison inmate who cures a sick bird that flies into his cell and eventually becomes a world-renowned ornithologist -- all while serving a life sentence. An overbearing warden ([[Performer~P44670~Karl Malden~karlmalden]]) eventually transfers Stroud to the notoriously brutal prison on Alcatraz, but he is able to continue his research, abort a riot, start a romance, and eventually get his...more