Up The Down Staircase

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1967
  • Running time: 124 min
Sylvia Barrett (Oscar winner Sandy Dennis, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) is a rookie teacher with a can-do attitude at New York's inner city Calvin Coolidge High. Crowded classes, broken windows, lack of chalk and books are a few of the problems... read more
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Sylvia Barrett (Oscar winner Sandy Dennis, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) is a rookie teacher with a can-do attitude at New York's inner city Calvin Coolidge High. Crowded classes, broken windows, lack of chalk and books are a few of the problems facing Sylvia, yet she carries on—even as a promising student drops out, another sleeps through class, a girl with a crush on a male teacher gets suicidal, and a bright but troublesome student misunderstands Sylvia's reaching out.

Original Release

01/19/1967

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Cast

Sandy Dennis Sylvia Barrett
Patrick Bedford Paul Barringer
Eileen Heckart Henrietta Pastorfield
Jean Stapleton Sadie Finch
Sorrell Booke Dr. Bester
Ruth White Beatrice Schacter
Roy Poole Mr. McHabe
Florence Stanley Ella Friedenberg
Ellen O'Mara Alice Blake
Jeff Howard Joe Ferone
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Robert Mulligan

Writers

Bel Kaufman, Tad Mosel

Cast

Sandy Dennis Sylvia Barrett
Patrick Bedford Paul Barringer
Eileen Heckart Henrietta Pastorfield
Jean Stapleton Sadie Finch
Sorrell Booke Dr. Bester
Ruth White Beatrice Schacter
Roy Poole Mr. McHabe
Florence Stanley Ella Friedenberg
Ellen O'Mara Alice Blake
Jeff Howard Joe Ferone
Vinnette Carroll The Mother
Martha Greenhouse Alberta Kagan
Frances Sternhagen Charlotte Wolf (as Francis Sternhagen)
Elena Karam Nurse Frances Eagen
Maria Landa Carole Blanca (as Maria Landa)
Candace Culkin Linda Rosen
Lew Wallach Lou Martin (as Lewis Wallach)
Salvatore Rasa Harry A. Kagan
José Rodríguez Jose Rodriguez
John Fantauzzi Eddie Williams

Producers

Editors

Folmar Blangsted

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