Come Back, Little Sheba
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Come Back, Little Sheba
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 marriage made unhappier by the arrival of a sexy stranger. Young Marie (Terry Moore) rents a… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"among the best of several booze-obsessed Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s"
‑ David Bezanson, Filmcritic.com
"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."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"This is Booth's movie as was the Broadway production. Dynamic."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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