Come Back, Little Sheba
Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)

In this adaptation of the Broadway production, Lola Delaney is the vulgar "shotgun bride" of recovering alcoholic Doc Delaney. Young Marie rents a room from Lola. Doc is having enough trouble staying away from the bottle and… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: August 31, 2004
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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.

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David Bezanson
Filmcritic.com

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

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

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.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

This is Booth's movie as was the Broadway production. Dynamic.

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jay nixon
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.
John Ballantine
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.