After killing a prison guard, convict Robert Stroud faces life imprisonment in solitary confinement. Driven nearly mad by loneliness and despair, Stroud's life gains new meaning when he happens upon a helpless baby sparrow in the exercise yard and nurses it back to health. Despite having only a third grade education, Stroud goes on to become a renowned ornithologist and achieves a greater sense of freedom and purpose behind bars than most people find in the outside world.
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|Camera||Richard H. Kline||Camera Operator|
|Camera||Burnett Guffey||Director of Photography|
|Sound||Elmer Bernstein||Original Music Composer|
|Costume & Make-Up||Robert J. Schiffer||Makeup Artist|
|Writing||Thomas E. Gaddis||Novel|
|Production||Harold Hecht||Executive Producer|
|Art||Fernando Carrere||Art Direction|
|Sound||George Cooper||Sound Designer|
|Camera||John Alton||Director of Photography|
|Directing||David Silver||Assistant Director|
|Crew||Robert A. Reich||Special Sound Effects|
|Production||Gilbert Kurland||Production Manager|
|Crew||James M. Falkinburg||Special Sound Effects|
|Camera||James Saper||Camera Operator|