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Birdman of Alcatraz

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Original title
Birdman of Alcatraz
Running time
143 min.
United States United States
Guy Trosper
Elmer Bernstein
Burnett Guffey (B&W)
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United Artists
Drama | Prison Drama. Birds. 1910s. 1920s. 1950s. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
Robert Stroud (Burt Lancaster), a murderer sentenced to Alcatraz, cures a sick bird that flies into his cell and eventually becomes a world-renowned ornithologist -- all while serving a life sentence.
1962: 4 Nominations Oscar, including Actor (Lancaster), Supporting Actor (Savalas), Cinematography B&W
1962: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Actor - Drama (Lancaster) and Supp. Actor (Savalas)
1962: Venice: Best Actor (Burt Lancaster)
1962: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
1962: BAFTA Awards: Best Foreign Actor
1962: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
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