Turner Classic Movies Birdman of Alcatraz Fri 15:00

Birdman of Alcatraz

(1962, General Movie/Drama) Biopic of imprisoned murderer Robert Stroud, who was sentenced to spend 53 years in solitary confinement on the island prison. Discovering a new purpose when he nurses a sick sparrow back to health, he begins to study birds - and over the ensuing decades becomes a renowned authority on the subject. Starring Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Thelma Ritter and Telly Savalas.