Come Back, Little Sheba

Come Back Little ShebaBBB

(out of 5)

 wanders around her kitchen begging for our affection in this grimy little kitchen-sink drama. She won an Academy Award as a housewife who has to contend with the boring nature of her life while waiting for her beloved pet of the title to return home to her. Her husband () was once her dearest companion but is now an alcoholic with his sights set on the young, new tenant () of their building. At the time I’m sure her performance and the film itself seemed like great drama, but now it’s a bit cheesy.

USA, 1952

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on the play by

Cinematography by

Produced by 

Music by

Production Design by ,

Costume Design by

Film Editing by

Film Festivals:  Cannes 1953

Cast Tags:  , , , , , , ,

Academy Award
Best Actress (Shirley Booth as “Lola Delaney”)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Terry Moore as “Marie Loring”)
Best Film Editing (Warren Low)

Golden Globe Award
Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama (Shirley Booth)

Best Motion Picture-Drama

New York Film Critics Award
Best Actress (Shirley Booth)

National Board Of Review Award
Best Actress (Shirley Booth)

Writers Guild Award Nomination
Best Written American Drama

Directors Guild Award Nomination
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures (Daniel Mann)

British Academy Award Nominations
Best Film From Any Source
Best Foreign Actress (Shirley Booth)



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