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Fact based story of the lives and attempted 1962 escape of several inmates in the famous correctional facility. Young inmate Clarence Carnes masterminds a grand escape involving several ... See full summary »
Telly Savalas (Joe Cretzer) appeared in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962), starring Burt Lancaster as Robert Stroud. In the previous film, Savalas played a convict, Feto Gomez, at Leavenworth prison, but unlike Stroud, his character was never sent to Alcatraz.
Come on! You're free!
Robert Stroud: I'm not going anywhere.
Clarence Carnes: Come on man, let's go!
Robert Stroud: Guys like them boys do things the hard way, don't they?
Robert Stroud: They'll be dead before sundown; and a lot of other poor, ignorant fools with them. Maybe you too, son.
Clarence Carnes: But... You're in this...
When Carnes arrives at Alcatraz in 1945, there's an establishing shot of the island from the prison launch. You can clearly see that the warden's mansion is a burned out shell. (This happened in the Occupation of Alcatraz by American Indians from 1969-1971.) In 1945, the warden's mansion was intact and being used.