"Birdman of Alcatraz" tells the story of Alcatraz prison inmate Robert Shroud. The story begins when Shroud is a young man. He has been convicted of a murder that he committed when he was in Alaska. While he is in prison, he is extremely rebellious and hardly complies with the rules of the system. As a result of this rebellious behavior, he is sentenced to a life of solitary confinement. Since he now has nothing else or no one, Robert takes a baby sparrow as a pet for himself. This begins his life long reputation as a bird lover, hence the title of the film, "Birdman of Alcatraz".
There are so many unexpected plot twists and turns throughout the film that will leave the audience excitedly awaiting what happens next. Starring Burt Lancaster and directed by John Frankenheimer, "Birdman of Alcatraz" tells an intriguing story that everyone will enjoy hearing.