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How long is Birdman of Alcatraz?
Birdman of Alcatraz is 2 hr 28 min long.
Who directed Birdman of Alcatraz?
John Frankenheimer
Who is Robert Stroud in Birdman of Alcatraz?
Burt Lancaster plays Robert Stroud in the film.
What is Birdman of Alcatraz about?
Sentenced to life in solitary confinement after killing a prison guard, despondent inmate Robert Stroud (Burt Lancaster) combats loneliness and tedium by nursing an ailing bird back to health. Stroud develops an interest in caring for birds and becomes a talented ornithologist. After publishing a book on bird diseases from jail, he meets and marries Stella (Betty Field), a fellow bird enthusiast. When Stroud is suddenly moved to Alcatraz, though, his marriage and work are both threatened.