Come Back, Little Sheba

Shirley Booth won a Tony playing a blowsy, over-the-hill housewife in William Inge’s play and collected an Oscar reprising the role in this grimly effective 1952 screen adaptation by Ketti Frings. Burt Lancaster is Booth’s drunken ex-chiropractor husband, Terry Moore is the couple’s boarder, and Richard Jaeckel is her boyfriend; the title refers to her lamented lost dog. Daniel Mann directed. (JR)

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