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Come Back, Little Sheba (1977)

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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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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31 December 1977 (USA)  »

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Gyere vissza, kicsi Shéba!  »

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Whilst editing 'Come Back Little Sheba', a Granada TV production directed by Silvio Narizzano for the Laurence Olivier Presents series in 1977, Sir Larry would often drop into Soho to catch up with the edit. One day he joined Roy Beck and his edit team for lunch at the Pizza Express restaurant in Wardour Street. They were already seated in the huge round window facing out onto Carlisle Street. On his arrival he noticed them in the window and came over and proceeded to give a fabulous impression of a goldfish with fully pouting lips for a good 15 seconds before joining them for lunch. He said they looked like they were sitting in a goldfish bowl. See more »

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Version of Come Back, Little Sheba (1952) See more »

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Run away, Sheba, run away...
14 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Playwright William Inge never liked Shirley Booth, or her brilliant performance as Lola in the Broadway and original film versions of "Sheba" -- he wanted an actress that would be believable as a faded beauty. Inge did not live to see Woodward's version of Lola, but he probably would have adored it -- he knew her as a young beauty when she understudied Janice Rule in his "Picnic" on Broadway. But the curse on Lola's husband "Doc" endures, and Olivier is as miscast as Lancaster was in the '52 film. It's one of his hammiest performances. A very young Carrie Fisher is natural and luminous as Marie, and Woodward is wonderful as always, but there's no escaping the long shadow of Booth's heartbreaking, legendary performance, which remains the heart and soul of "Sheba." Inge was wrong.


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