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Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 13 February 1953 (USA)
An emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger.

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For two decades Doc and Lola Delaney avoided coming to terms with what Doc considered a "shot gun" marriage. Lola lost the baby and gives a lot of her affection to Sheba, a dog that disappeared a few months before the film opens. Doc blames Lola for having to drop out of medical school and not becoming a "real" doctor. Until joining AA a year ago, his escape was alcohol. Then college student Marie rents a room in their home. Doc feels passion for the first time in 20 years. But Marie has two suitors her age. Lola -- unaware of Doc's emotions --becomes as interested in Marie's future as if Marie were her daughter. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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That girl in their house spelled trouble!

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Shirley Booth's movie debut. See more »

Goofs

When Doc and Lola are having breakfast, he pours a glass of orange juice and sets it down at her place setting. In the next shot he pours her another glass of juice and the first one has disappeared. See more »

Quotes

Lola Delaney: I'm too tired to wash my face tonight. Did you?
Doc Delaney: [about Marie] She must spend a fortune on bath powders and salts. That whole bathroom smells like a lilac garden.
Lola Delaney: I know. I like it.
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Referenced in Hope & Gloria: Come Back Lil' Tina (1996) See more »

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Stella By Starlight
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1 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I see this movie again and again as it comes on periodically.

If you want to see a great story, greater writing, and greater acting from Shirley Booth, see this.

Shirley Booth won a Tony and an Academy Award for her role. They should have given her 5, each. One of the finest performances ever.

Ever.

Make that 10, each.

To see her performance is to understand where the benchmark of acting starts.

See this. One of the finer exposures on alcoholism within family.


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