Up the Down Staircase

Up the Down Staircase

Director: Robert Mulligan Cast: Sandy Dennis, Patrick Bedford, Eileen Heckart


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Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/2016
UPC: 0888574409821
Original Release: 1967
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 2:04:00
Sales rank: 35,743

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sandy Dennis Sylvia Barrett
Patrick Bedford Paul Barringer
Eileen Heckart Henrietta Pastorfield
Ruth White Beatrice Schacter
Jean Stapleton Sadie Finch
Sorrell Booke Dr. Bester
Roy Poole Mr. McHabe
Florence Stanley Ella Friedenberg
Jeff Howard Joe Ferone
Ellen O'Mara Alice Blake
John Fantauzzi Ed Williams
Loretta Leversee Social Studies Teacher
Robert Levine Mr. Osborne
Elena Karam Nurse Eagen
Frances Sternhagen Charlotte Wolf
José Rodriguez José
Vinnette Carrol The Mother

Technical Credits
Robert Mulligan Director
Folmar Blangsted Editor
Irving Buchman Makeup
Joseph Coffey Cinematographer
George Jenkins Art Director
Fred Karlin Score Composer
Tad Mosel Screenwriter
Alan J. Pakula Producer
Ann Roth Costumes/Costume Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Up the Down Staircase
1. Credits. [2:41]
2. Up The Down Starcase. [4:12]
3. Room 322. [3:17]
4. Disregarding Instructions. [5:07]
5. Joe Ferene. [3:20]
6. Mashed Potatoes At 10:17A.M. [2:44]
7. Assembly. [2:52]
8. Faculty Meeting. [3:26]
9. Why We Read. [5:20]
10. No Time For Teaching. [3:24]
11. Failure To Fill Out Forms. [2:05]
12. Menace, Marriage And Macbeth. [4:50]
13. Tea And Little Sympathy. [1:31]
14. PRCs, PPPs And CCs. [5:07]
15. Hand Off My Potential. [4:45]
16. Suggestion Box. [4:21]
17. 18 To 6. [2:14]
18. Boogalooing. [2:50]
19. A Dance For Alice. [4:00]
20. Proofreading A Love Letter. [1:53]
21. Best/Worst Of Times. [3:27]
22. Jumped Or Fell. [5:32]
23. No Comment. [4:22]
24. Eddie Drops Out. [2:42]
25. Barringer Drops Out. [3:25]
26. Examinations. [3:55]
27. Open House. [5:26]
28. Alone Now. [4:49]
29. Resignation. [4:55]
30. Green Lawns And High Tuition. [2:11]
31. Judge José. [3:06]
32. Hi, Teach. Hi, Pupe. [5:03]
33. Cast List. [3:10]

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Up the Down Staircase 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I love this movie! I was knocked out by director Pakula's interpretation of the book. He (and Tad Mosel, the screenwriter) fleshed it out considerably and added dimension and depth to the characters without once bypassing any of the book's tone and purpose. There is much to be lauded about this movie. First, of course, is Sandy Dennis's flawless portrayal of Sylvia Barrett. Dennis imparted considerable pathos and emotion to the young, idealistic teacher. The other parts were perfectly cast, right down to Jose Rodriguez (which is his name in the book, his name in the movie, and his real name, to boot!). There is no sex, no bad language, no nudity-- nothing that current films are so rife with. This was back when movie makers had to rely on their imagination, education, and sensitivity to put together an excellent movie. Not like today, where things tawdry and gruesome and depressing are featured and sensibility is empty and meaningless. See this movie-- you won't be disappointed.