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We All Have a "Little Sheba" in our past.
on February 24, 2015
Shirley Booth and Burt Lancaster are excellent in this film. It's the story of an alcoholic and his "dependent personality disordered" spouse. She lives in the past and exemplifies this by mourning the loss of her dog, "Little Sheba". He works hard at staying sober through AA. When a young woman takes up residence as a boarder in their home, their frail structure of self-control collapses and they revert back to the vicious cycle of drinking and spousal abuse. There is a powerful moral to this story...we all have a "Little Sheba" in our past. It's something that we lost or an action we deeply regret, and years later, are still trying to fix or amend. In the end, the wife sadly realizes that Little Sheba isn't coming back. They both realize it's time to move forward. It's a touching film with fine actors and part of my permanent collection.