Come Back, Little Sheba Overview:

Come Back, Little Sheba (1952) was a Drama Film directed by Daniel Mann and produced by Hal B. Wallis.


An attractive boarder stirs the barely hidden seeds of contempt between a tired, disappointed housewife and her husband, a washed-up alcoholic doctor. Great performances bring William Inge's 1950 play to life on the big screen.

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Academy Awards 1952 --- Ceremony Number 25 (source: AMPAS)

Best ActressShirley BoothWon
Best Supporting ActressTerry MooreNominated
Best Film EditingWarren LowNominated

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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.

Doc Delaney: Alcoholics are mostly disappointed men.
Lola Delaney: Sure, I know.
Lola Delaney: You was never disappointed, were you, Doc?

Doc Delaney: [to Lola as he's leaving for work] Give Daddy a kiss goodbye.
[he kisses his wife]
Marie Buckholder: [teasingly] Aren't you going to kiss me, too, Doctor Delaney?
Lola Delaney: Go on, Doc.
Doc Delaney: I can't spend my time kissing all the girls.

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Facts about

Robert Fuller's film debut.
Shirley Booth's movie debut.
Sidney Blackmer won the 1950 Tony Award (New York City) for Actor in a Drama for "Come Back, Little Sheba" for his portrayal of Doc.
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