Come Back, Little Sheba
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Even in a time when films were less gimmicky than today, Come Back is really an anti-gimmick movie. It is just a glimpse into the life of a couple simmering under the surface with regret, old hurt and selfdoubt.
"You're all I have," Lola says to Doc at the end of the film. "You're all I ever had." Booth's genius in that scene is most evident. I once read that Inge, the author of the play on which this film is based, was an alcoholic himself and believed that each woman should always stand by her man. But one look at Booth's performance makes it clear that Booth didn't think so. Booth's Lola is desolate at the end of this film. Her mother and father won't take her in and her neighbor's only advice is "keep busy." This, Lola will do, as she must, as she has no choice, but at a high cost.
The first time I saw this film I was 12 or 13 years old. I'm 50 now. I just watched it again tonight. I cried.
For those of us old and fortunate enough to remember Booth from her 60's role as TV's "Hazel," this film shows that the actress was much better than the role of domestic of which she is famous. It also shows the range of her skills.
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I saw this movie years ago in a theater and when it came out on DVD I knew I had to have it. It's a wonderful classic and the performances, of course, are amazing. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Beverly O.
A classic Inge play, but the real plusses add up in the acting. Suberb cast.Published 1 month ago by Thomas Veregge
Excellent classic with outstanding performances by both Shirley Booth and Burt Lancaster.
I remember watching it as a little girl as even better now that I'm much older!
Come Back, Little Sheba (1952) Wonderful movie! You can see why Shirley Booth got an oscar for her performance. I just wish Amazon carried her other (3) movies.Published 4 months ago by oldualer