Up the Down Staircase

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

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 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.

Specifications

Studio Warner
SKU 205130123
UPC 085391144762
UPC 14 00085391144762
Format DVD
Release Date 11/6/2007
Rating NR
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Cast & Crew
Alan J. Pakula - Producer
Bel Kaufman - Based On Novel By
Eileen Heckart - Actor
Folmar Blangsted - Editor
Fred Karlin - Original Music By
George Jenkins - Art Director
Jean Stapleton - Actor
Joseph F. Coffey - Cinematographer
Patrick Bedford - Actor
Robert Mulligan - Director
Sandy Dennis - Actor
Tad Mosel - Screenplay
Reviews
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review We need more American films like "Up the Down Staircase." We need more films that might be concerned, even remotely, with real experiences that might once have happened to real people. And we need more actresses like Sandy Dennis, who looks as if she may be alive and not a plastic robot turned out by the little elves who constructed Doris Day and Sandra Dee...As the teacher, Sandy Dennis is perfectly cast. She doesn't know how to teach, what to teach or, in the end, even why she wants to teach. Her first lesson comes in the first two minutes of her first class, when she quotes Emily Dickinson ("There is no frigate like a book") and the students hoot with laughter. A veteran teacher suggests maybe she should have substituted "steamship." These are the things you have to think about if you propose to reach real kids...Here is an honest film about one aspect of life as it is lived in our large cities. The school and the students come through with unmistakable authenticity. The camera is alert but not obtrusive, allowing the classroom to emerge spontaneously and not through stagy tricks, and everything is brought together by Miss Dennis' quiet, natural, splendid performance.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Subtitled
Quotes
Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times ...an honest film...brought together by Miss Dennis' quiet, natural, splendid performance.
Variety ...thoroughly cinematic and completely engrossing...well acted, carefully scripted and directed and finely photographed.

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
M and N Media $38.54 + $3.30 shipping
Condition: Used-Acceptable
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
M and N Media $71.96 + $3.30 shipping
Condition: Used-Like New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
M and N Media $74.49 + $3.30 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
loading
$38.54 + $3.30 shipping
Rakuten Super Points Earn 39 ($0.39) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Get this item for
(price with shipping)
(redeem points)
Format: DVD
Condition: Used-Acceptable
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  M and N Media
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; Rakuten.com meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    5% Back* Sitewide with Promo Code Rewardme *See page for details
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT