Up the Down Staircase
Up the Down Staircase (1967)

Based on a novel by Bel Kaufman, this is the story of a new teacher in the New York public school system who wants to make a difference in her students' lives. Sandy Dennis' portrayal of the flighty, slightly mad young woman of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 19, 1967
DVD 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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