Up the Down Staircase
Up the Down Staircase (1967)

A serious social drama film of the type that flourished in the 1960's, Up the Down Staircase seems somewhat dated and preachy when viewed by modern audiences. The subject matter is laudable, of course: an ambitious, spirited and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Humorless version of Kaufman's novel doesn't show Mulligan's personal touch.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Picks up where Blackboard Jungle (1955) left off.

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Emanuel Levy

One of Hollywood's earnest efforts about highschool education, sort of a female version of Blackboard Jungle and To Sir With Love, with Sandy Dennis in the lead.

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jay nixon
Well made, well acted drama of a young teacher's struggle to adapt to a tough inner city school. Some of the sheen has worn off the topicality of the issue… More

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