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Birdman of Alcatraz

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Directed by John Frankenheimer
United States, 1962
Biography, Drama, Crime

Synopsis

Originally sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for killing a man in Alaska in 1909, Stroud forfeits his parole over a prison knifing and is later sentenced to death while in Leavenworth Prison, where he murders a prison guard who refuses to let his overwrought mother Elizabeth visit him.

Synopsis

Originally sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for killing a man in Alaska in 1909, Stroud forfeits his parole over a prison knifing and is later sentenced to death while in Leavenworth Prison, where he murders a prison guard who refuses to let his overwrought mother Elizabeth visit him.

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Birdman of AlcatrazDirected byJohn Frankenheimer

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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
1962 | 3 wins including: San Giorgio Prize
Academy Awards
1963 | 4 nominations including: Best Actor in a Leading Role
National Board of Review
1962 | Winner: Top Ten Films
BAFTA Awards
1963 | Winner: Best Foreign Actor

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