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Come Back, Little Sheba

Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)

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Release Date: Dec 24, 1952 Wide

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In the original Broadway production of this William Inge play, Shirley Booth played Lola Delaney, the vulgar, dumpy, less-than-bright "shotgun bride" of recovering alcoholic Doc Delaney, played on stage by Sidney Blackmer, who won a Tony award for his efforts. When time came to film the play, Shirley Booth was retained as Lola, but Burt Lancaster replaced Blackmer as Doc. Although Lancaster seems far too youthful for the role, the film is a fascinating and sometimes funny study of an unhappy

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Ketti Frings

Aug 31, 2004

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In this adaptation of Inge's play, Daniel Mann, a specialist of melodramas, gets a good performance from Shirely Booth as a self-pitying housewife but a misguided one from Burt Lancaster.

June 2, 2006 Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com
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Nothing comes alive at you. Nothing roots us to the Delaneys, and in turn nothing grounds them in any world except that of Inge's creaky schemata.

August 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Nick's Flick Picks
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This is Booth's movie as was the Broadway production. Dynamic.

October 16, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

among the best of several booze-obsessed Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s

June 26, 2004 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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Shirley Booth gives a beautiful performance in this heart breaker, Burt Lancaster is also very fine in a portrait of a sad dance of need and devotion.
August 3, 2008
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Burt Lancaster disappoints me sometimes but not here. Very similar in theme to Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf but this one is memorable in its own right.
November 25, 2007
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