Dramatizes the one possible escape from Alcatraz; stars Clint Eastwood
San Francisco, California - Alcatraz was America's leading maximum security prison from the mid 1930s till the mid 1960s. Alcatraz was host to many of America's most notorious criminals including Al Capone, George "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Henry Young.
Based on the one factual escape from the State Penitentiary in San Francisco. Brutal film in which Patrick McGoohan excels in the role of the prison governor.
22 acres; San Francisco Harbor, California
Director: William C. McGann. Also starred Gordon Oliver, Dick Purcell & Ben Welden. Plot: A man who has been railroaded into prison is framed for the murder of a fellow inmate and must prove his innocence.
Director: Don Siegel. Also starred Jack Thibeau, Fred Ward & Paul Benjamin. Plot: A dramatization of the one possibly successful escape from the notorious prison.
1979. The story of what is reputedly the only successful escape from Alcatraz prison in the San Francisco Bay. Starring Clint Eastwood, Fred Ward, Jack Thibeau & Patrick McGoohan.