UW Cinematheque | Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)

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Vilas Hall, Rm. 4070
@ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

First time was the charm for Booth, who, recreating her Broadway role, won the 1953 Best Actress Oscar for her shattering, big screen debut. She plays Lola, a middle-aged housewife whose life is upended when her recovering-alcoholic husband (an indelible Lancaster) falls for a young college student (Moore) who rents a room in the couple’s house. First-time film director Mann masterfully adapts William Inge’s play (also his first) to devastating effect. (BR)