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Come Back, Little Sheba
TitleCome Back, Little Sheba
Time99 mins
GenreDrama; Romance
DirectorDaniel Mann
ActorBurt Lancaster as Doc Delaney; Shirley Booth as Lola Delaney; Terry Moore as Marie Buckholder; Richard Jaeckel as Turk Fisher; Philip Ober as Ed Anderson; Edwin Max as Elmo Huston; Lisa Golm as Mrs. Coffman; Walter Kelley as Bruce Cunningham; Robert Fuller as Extra; Art Gilmore as Trailer Narrator; Ned Glass as Man at AA Meeting; William Haade as Interne; Virginia Hall as Blonde; Anthony Jochim as Mr. Cruthers; Peter Leeds as Milkman
RatingNR (Not Rated)
CinematographyJames Wong Howe
PlotAn emotionally remote recovering alcoholic and his dowdy, unambitious wife face a personal crisis when they take in an attractive lodger. Doc Delaney (Burt Lancaster) and wife Lola (Shirley Booth) had an indiscreet affair, she became pregnant and, compelled to marry her, he gave up his medical studies, forfeited his future and settled down to a life of quiet desperation with the simple, frumpy Lola, who lost the child but has remained Doc's steadfast if slatternly wife. Now a chiropractor, recovering alcoholic, and active member of his town's AA chapter, Doc's sobriety is severely tested when Marie (Terry Moore), a young college student becomes their boarder, bringing new life and long-dormant hostilities to the surface of Doc and Lola's troubled marriage.
ProducerHal B. Wallis
WriterWilliam Inge; Ketti Frings
Come Back, Little Sheba