Cinema: Jul. 27, 1962

Bird Man of Alcatraz calmly examines the strange case of Robert F. Stroud, bird expert, murderer, and holder of the U.S. prison record (43 years) for solitary confinement. Burt Lancaster, as the bird man, and a superb cast make this one of the most powerful prison movies in years.

Ride the High Country and Lonely Are the Brave are two vastly superior westerns about untamed, free-spirited men whom civilization has made obsolescent. Joel McCrea, Randolph Scott (Country) and Kirk Douglas (Brave) give strong, graceful performances with the unforced dignity of the old...

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