The true story of three inmates who attempt a daring escape from the infamous prison, Alcatraz Island. Although no-one had managed to escape before, bank robber Frank Morris masterminded this elaborately detailed and, as far as anyone knows, ultimately successful, escape. In 29 years, this seemingly impenetrable federal penitentiary, which housed Al Capone and "Birdman" Robert Stroud, was only broken once by three inmates never heard of again. Written by
No one has ever escaped from Alcatraz... And no one ever will!
Did You Know?
Director Don Siegel
had previously visited the Alcatraz Prison when it was still operational in order to do research for his earlier film Riot in Cell Block 11
(1954) made and released about twenty-five years earlier. See more
Frank Morris sticks a mirror out of his cell to spot the guard, but the angle he's holding it at is for the benefit of the camera. He can only see the back of the mirror. See more
I may have found a way out of here.
Opening credits prologue: JANUARY 18, 1960 SAN FRANCISCO See more
Referenced in Bros Before Hos
D Block Blues
by Gilbert Thomas Jr. See more