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Birdman of Alcatraz Overview:

Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) was a Biographical - Drama Film directed by John Frankenheimer and Charles Crichton and produced by Harold Hecht, Stuart Millar and Guy Trosper.

Academy Awards 1962 --- Ceremony Number 35 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorBurt LancasterNominated
Best Supporting ActorTelly SavalasNominated
Best Supporting ActressThelma RitterNominated
Best CinematographyBurnett GuffeyNominated
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Birdman Of Alcatraz–A Comment

By Tom on Jun 22, 2014 From The Old Movie House

Robert Stroud. The name might be familiar, but you might think it’s the fellow who painted your house. But if somebody said Robert Stroud, Birdman of Alcatraz you’d immediately know who the person was talking about. But if you’re a certain age you’d only associate the name wi... Read full article


The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 10, 2013 From 4 Star Films

Telling the semi-biographical story of Robert Stroud, Birdman relates his life from violent beginnings until his later years. Burt Lancaster superbly characterizes Stroud as a tragic hero. Despite a relatively simple plot following the progression in a man’s life, Birdman is worth seeing. Ulti... Read full article


Birdman of Alcatraz

By Alyson on Sep 11, 2012 From The Best Picture Project

The word Alcatraz evokes images of prison bars, riots and some of the most notorious criminals of the twentieth century.  Among those imprisoned there were Al Capone and Baby Face Nelson, but in 1962 no one was more infamous than Robert Stroud, The Birdman of Alcatraz. Robert Stroud was first sent t... Read full article


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Karl Malden (Leavenworth warden Harvey Shoemaker) introduces a new warden to the institution. He identifies one of the prisoners as "Sekulovich", Malden's own real name.
Charles Crichton was fired several weeks into production to be replaced by John Frankenheimer.
Burt Lancaster was forced by United Artists to make four films for $150,000 a picture in the 1960s: The Young Savages, Birdman of Alcatraz, The Train and The Hallelujah Trail rather than his normal fee of $750,000, because of cost overruns at his production company, Hecht-Hill-Lancaster, for which he was personally responsible.
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