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Movies: “Bird Man of Alcatraz”

July 17, 1962 - Today’s new film is “Bird Man of Alcatraz,” a United Artists drama with Burt Lancaster, Karl Malden, Telly Savalas, and Thelma Ritter, at the Astor Theatre. A surly convicted murderer (Lancaster) held in permanent isolation redeems himself when he becomes a renowned bird expert.


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