Warner-Release UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE

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  1. larry bender

    larry bender Stunt Coordinator

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    UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE is a wonderful film from director Robert Mulligan ( TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD- SAME TIME NEXT YEAR) from 1967 about a high school teacher played by the late Sandy Dennis. This gem of a film deserves a dvd release.
     
  2. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes this film. I saw this on TV as a kid and fell in love with it. It's been a long time since I've seen it, I'd love Paramount to help me out by putting this on DVD.
     
  3. Dick

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    I concur. I saw this film recently and was surprised that it really wasn't all that dated. Less so, at least, than TO SIR WITH LOVE. Well-made film, and we need more Robert Mulligan on DVD!
     
  4. Ken Koc

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    Yes, "Up the Down Staircase" should be released on DVD. A very good film!
     
  5. Bill Huelbig

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    Count me in as another fan of UP THE DOWN STAIRCASE. Everyone in this movie is perfectly cast. My special favorite: Florence Stanley (who died in October 2003 - R.I.P.), who's hilarious as the guidance counselor.

    I hope WB appreciates how good this film is and puts it out on DVD soon.

    --Bill
     
  6. Mairi

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    Up the Down Staircase is an all-time favorite of mine. I thought it was an exceptional movie-- very realistic, funny, and touching. Sandy Dennis was top-notch and the rest of the cast fit their roles perfectly. I wish it were on DVD!!

    (And I love the soundtrack.)

    I'm glad others like the film as well.

    Mairi [​IMG]
     
  7. Hank Frankenberg

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    I remember how much I liked it too. I'd probably buy the DVD.
     
  8. Mairi

    Mairi Auditioning

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    I must say that I am pleasantly surprised to find so many men who posted saying they liked the movie "Up the Down Staircase." I guess I thought some might be bored by it-- that's probably true, but what's also true is that it does have appeal for certain men who are sensitive and have a great deal of depth!! I guess I was thinking in a sexist way because I assumed most men liked action flicks-- with lots of flash. Mea culpa!!

    I miss the days of movies that were well-scripted, well-directed, well acted. To be honest, I haven't seen a movie in many years-- the last one I saw was "Titanic," and even then, I was dragged to it. (Didn't care for it-- bloated, far too long, and too commercial.)

    Cheers,

    Mairi
     

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