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Come Back, Little Sheba

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Original title
Come Back, Little Sheba
Running time
92 min.
United States United States
Ketti Frings (Play: William Inge)
Franz Waxman
James Wong Howe (B&W)
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Paramount Pictures
Drama | Alcoholism
Movie Groups
William Inge Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
For two decades Doc and Lola Delaney avoided coming to terms with what Doc considered a "shot gun" marriage. Lola lost the baby and gives a lot of her affection to Sheba, a dog that disappeared a few months before the film opens. Doc blames Lola for having to drop out of medical school and not becoming a "real" doctor. Until joining AA a year ago, his escape was alcohol. Then college student Marie rents a room in their home. Doc feels passion for the first time in 20 years. But Marie has two suitors her age. Lola -- unaware of Doc's emotions --becomes as interested in Marie's future as if Marie were her daughter.
1952: Oscar: Best Actress (Shirley Booth). 3 Nominations
1952: Golden Globes: Best Actress - Drama (Booth). Nom. for Best Film - Drama
1952: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Actress (Shirley Booth)
1952: National Board of Review: Best Actress (Booth)
1953: BAFTA Awards: Nominated for Best Film and Foreign Actress (Shirley Booth)
1953: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1952: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
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