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The Birdman of Alcatraz

The Birdman of Alcatraz is a 1962 film which tells the true story of a prisoner in Alcatraz prison who finds solace in raising and selling birds. It stars Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden[?], Thelma Ritter[?], Neville Brand, Betty Field[?], Telly Savalas[?], Edmond O'Brien[?], Hugh Marlowe[?] and Whit Bissell[?].

The movie was adapted by Guy Trosper[?] from the book by Thomas E. Gaddis[?]. It was directed by John Frankenheimer.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Burt Lancaster), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Telly Savalas), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Thelma Ritter) and Best Cinematography, Black-and-White.



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