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
When at the warden's briefing with Morris, the warden drops his nail clipper into the dish with another nail clipper present. At this point they both are closed. At the next shot of the dish after Morris removed one nail clipper, the remaining clipper is now all of a sudden open. See more
What'd you order this stuff for? You don't look like the painting type to me.
You wouldn't know talent if it looked you in the face.
Well I'm looking you in the face and I don't see jack shit.
Referenced in Beverly Hills Vamp
D Block Blues
By Gilbert Thomas Jr. See more