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

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 24, 1952
DVD Release Date: August 31, 2004
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Emanuel Levy

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

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

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Nick Davis
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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.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
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.