Up The Down Staircase

  • 1967
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Depicting a naive teacher in an integrated school, this film seemingly inspired TV's "Welcome Back, Kotter" and several other movies that used the same backdrop, beginning with THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE. It was based on an article in the Saturday Review that later became Bel Kaufman's best-selling novel. Dennis is a newly graduated teacher who is bound and...read more

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Up The Down Staircase - Official Trailer
04:24 — Sylvia Barrett is a rookie teacher with a can-do attitude at New York's inner city Calvin Coolidge High. Crowded classes, broken windows, lack of chal (more…)
Up the Down Staircase - (Original Trailer)
Sandy Dennis has a rough time as a novice teacher in an inner-city school in Up the Down Staircase (1967).

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Depicting a naive teacher in an integrated school, this film seemingly inspired TV's "Welcome Back, Kotter" and several other movies that used the same backdrop, beginning with THE BLACKBOARD JUNGLE. It was based on an article in the Saturday Review that l… (more)

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