Argentina:13 | Australia: PG | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada: PG (Ontario) | Canada: G (Quebec) | Finland: K-16 | France: Tous publics | Norway:16 (1962) | Portugal: M/12 | Singapore: PG | Sweden:15 | UK: A (original rating) | UK: PG (video) | West Germany:16 (f)Actor Trademark: [Karl Malden] [name]Leavenworth warden Harvey Shoemaker introduces a new warden to the institution.

He identifies one of the prisoners as "Sekulovich", Malden's own real name.

See more »Errors in geography: Early in the film, in an exterior shot when Elizabeth Stroud is in Washington DC to campaign for her son's death sentence to be commuted, California's mountains can be seen in the background.

See more »[first lines] Tour guide:...during which you will see all of the man-made and natural beauties, the most spectacular bay in the world.

You'll pass beneath the famous Golden Gate Bridge, considered by most authorities to be one of the most striking structures ever erected by man...

See more » Burt Lancaster's fine performance as "Birdman" Robert Stroud makes up for the movie's weaknesses elsewhere.

Thanks to Lancaster, it is an interesting and at times very human story, with a number of memorable scenes.