Come Back, Little Sheba

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Daniel Mann
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

Mrs Delaney?

- I'm Miss Buckholder.

- Mrs Delaney's out.

I've come about renting the room,

and not the upstairs room.

If Mrs Delaney could let me have

this one, it's really what I had in mind.

More a studio than a bedroom.

I was here a few minutes ago.

You see, I'm studying art

and this would work out just great.

D'you think she'd consider it?

But if I'd be in your way...

- It's rather far from the bathroom.

- Running up stairs keeps my legs slim.

If I have to run in and out and it's late,

I won't be bothering you.

Mrs Delaney said

I could move in right away.

Right away?

Well, then... then why don't you?

- She wouldn't mind it being this room?

- It's my house.

That's just wonderful! Thank you

so much, Mr... Doctor Delaney.

She said two weeks in advance

was satisfactory.

- That can wait till later.

- No, I insist.

Tell her I'll be moving in around

four o'clock. Oh, gee, thanks so much.

I hope I didn't disturb you.



Oh. Daddy, why didn't you answer me?

- I didn't hear you.

- I thought you'd gone.

- I rented your room.

- Did that nice girl come back?

Your sewing room.

You'll have to take your things out.

- Sure.

- There's your first two weeks' rent.

Oh. Thanks, Daddy.

The money'll come in handy.

Good evening.

- Hello.

- Hello.

May I have your attention, please?

Good evening. My name

is Ed Anderson, I'm an alcoholic.

I'm happy to welcome you to the AA.

Those of you who are new,

I hope you find what I found when I

walked in that door five years ago.

First, let's have

all the alcoholics raise their hands.

Thank you. Now those of you

who are here for the first time.

It's good to have you here.

Now for the birthday babies.

Elmo Chester, four years.

Pearl Stimson, three years.

Henrietta Colby, two years.

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Ketti Frings

Ketti Frings (28 February 1909 – 11 February 1981) was an American author, playwright, and screenwriter who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1958. more…

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