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57 Ratings

Up the Down Staircase

Directed by Robert Mulligan
United States, 1967


On her first day at Calvin Coolidge High, fledgling teacher Sylvia Barrett encounters an apathetic faculty, a delinquent student body, and an administration drowning its staff in paperwork. The following days go from bad to worse, as Sylvia questions her ability to help the disadvantaged students…

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Up the Down Staircase Directed by Robert Mulligan

Awards & Festivals

Writers Guild of America

1968 | Nominee: Best Written American Drama (Screen)

Moscow International Film Festival

1967 | Winner: Best Actress

National Society of Film Critics Awards

1968 | 3rd place: Best Supporting Actress

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