Birdman of Alcatraz
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Frequently Asked Questions
- 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.