New York's Calvin Coolidge High begins the new school vear. With no chalk. No books. Too many students. Over clanging bells, the P.A. booms "Please disregard all bells." It might say "Please disregard all learning." Academy Award® winner' Sandy Dennis stars as an idealistic new teacher in this straight-A movie from Bel Kaufman's beloved bestseller. 'To Kill a Mockingbird' producer Alan J. Pakula and director Robert Mulligan memorably bring it to the screen. Eileen Heckart, RuthWhite and Jean Stapleton play school staffers. And fresh-faced newcomers from inner-city classrooms portray the students. The result ranks among 'Stand and Deliver' and 'Lean on Me' as one of the best-ever films about the triumph or teaching and learning.

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Up the Down Staircase (1967)

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New York's Calvin Coolidge High begins the new school vear. With no chalk. No books. Too many students. Over clanging bells, the P.A. booms "Please disregard all bells." It might say "Please disregard all learning." Academy Award® winner' Sandy Dennis stars as an idealistic new teacher in this straight-A movie from Bel Kaufman's beloved bestseller. 'To Kill a Mockingbird' producer Alan J. Pakula and director Robert Mulligan memorably bring it to the screen. Eileen Heckart, RuthWhite and Jean Stapleton play school staffers. And fresh-faced newcomers from inner-city classrooms portray the students. The result ranks among 'Stand and Deliver' and 'Lean on Me' as one of the best-ever films about the triumph or teaching and learning.

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Cast
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Sandy Dennis

Sylvia Barrett
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Patrick Bedford

Paul Barringer
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Eileen Heckart

Henrietta Pastorfield
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Ruth White

Beatrice Schacter
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Jean Stapleton

Sadie Finch
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Sorrell Booke

Dr. Bestor
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Roy Poole

James J. Mc Habe
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Florence Stanley

Ella Friedenberg
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Vinnette Carroll

The Mother
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Janice Mars

Miss Gordon
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Loretta Leversee

Social Studies Teacher
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Martha Greenhouse

Albert Kagan
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María Landa

Carole Blanca
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Robert Levine

Mr. Osborne
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Elena Karam

Nurse Frances Eagen
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Frances Sternhagen

Charlotte Wolf (as Francis Sternhagen)
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Candace Culkin

Linda Rosen
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Lew Wallach

Lou Martin
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Salvatore Rasa

Harry A. Kagan
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Jeff Howard

Joe Ferone
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Ellen O'Mara

Alice Blake
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Jose Rodriguez

Jose Rodriguez
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John Fantauzzi

Eddie Williams
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Merle Exit

Merle
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Lance Herle

Bob Whiteside
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Daniel Nugent

Tough student in slyvia barretts class
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Esmeralda Santiago

Esmeralda
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Bud Cort

Student (uncredited)
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Linda Gillen

Student (uncredited)
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Bel Kaufman

Teacher talking to Mr. McHabe (uncredited)
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Jeffrey Walker

Student who shoves Sandy Dennis (uncredited)
Crew
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Robert Mulligan

Director
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Up the Down Staircase

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

11/6/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Up the Down Staircase

(DVD)

11/6/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

Up the Down Staircase

(DVD)

6/28/2016

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