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Birdman of Alcatraz (1962) Biography Drama, Starring Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter, Neville Brand and Edmond O'Brien

Birdman of Alcatraz is a 1962 biographical drama film starring Burt Lancaster and directed by John Frankenheimer. It is a largely fictionalized version of the life of Robert Stroud, a federal prison inmate known as the "Birdman of Alcatraz" because of his life with birds. In spite of the title, much of the action is set at Leavenworth Prison, where Stroud was jailed with his birds. When moved to Alcatraz he was not allowed to keep any pets.
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