Daily News from New York, New York on December 24, 1952 · 341
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Daily News from New York, New York · 341

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Wednesday, December 24, 1952
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1 CI ca K O K D C, v. c fX J Shirley Booth Triumphs in Her 1st Film By KATE CAMERON. when lie takes to heart the affairs of but a young college girl, who is renting the spare room in the Delaney home. Afraid that Marie is about to pass up her chance at a happy marriage for an amorous fling with a college athlete, Doc takes to the bottle and in an alcoholic delirium almost kills hit wife, Lola. Burt Lancaster plays tfie role of Doc with conviction. He may not be as impressive as Sidney Black-mer was in te part on the stage. Even before "Come Back. Little Sheba" had its first public exhibition at the Victoria Theatre last night, Shirley Booth was acclaimed the best actress f the year by the National Board of Review after its critics had seen the Paramount picture in a screening room. Alias Booth received many awards for her performance in the stage production of the William Inge play '' Si 0 j Shirley Booth and Burt Lancaster in "Come Back, Little Sheba." and she justifies her appraisers by giving a brilliant characterization of-"the stupid, lazy, well-meaning wile in the Hal B. Wallis screen production of the drama. This is Shirley's first appearance on the screen, but, given the right roles, it will not be her last, as she ably pits her histrionic skill in "Come Back, Little Sheba against the dramatic talents of the best actresses of the screen. The play is a deeply "moving story of a fruitless marriage, in which the husband tries to forget his disappointment in his professional career and his-utter frustra tion in his marriage by drinking. Doc Delaney joins Alcoholics Ananymous and makes a valiant eflort to stay on the wagon. There is a wonderful scene of an AA meeting, which is a highlight of the picture. Denaley goes off, however. Coat Back, Little Sheba." a Paramount picture, directed by Daniel Mann, and produced by Hal B. Wallis. The screenplay by Ketti Frings based on the play by William Inge. Presented at the Victoria Theatre. Running time: 1 hour, 39 minutes, THE CAST: Doc T-lry l.ota Iv-Inrj Mane BuHthoider Turk Fiaher Ed AmVrraotL. KIma Huston Mrs. Coflman Brw Burl Lancaster hirlrjr Booth Terry Sloore -Richard Jaeckel Philip Ohw Ed win Mas Xiz Golra -Waller Keller Y rr is wiselv y SAJC- THE t?PPTE ON THF SURFACE' POESMT SHOW THE PEPTW or Truer 5TREAM - y U-Z4 (9 he turns In an effective and dramatic piece of acting. Terry Moore is admirable as the college girl and Richard Jaeckel is fine as the ardent youth. But it is Shirley Booth' picture as she comes through with an unforgettable portrait of the indolent and pathetic wife, whose moronic behavior nearly drives her husband to distraction. ' The play was deftly adapted to the screen by Ketti Frings and ex pertly directed by Daniel Mann his first screen-assignment. It was Mann who directed the stage play and Wallis induced him to try his hand at directing it for the screen. Due Back From Tanner .. Mayor Impellitteri is due .back in New York today from his two-week Florida vacation. His plane is scheduled to arrive at LaGuardia Field at 10 P. M. Hunt for 6 Cons In Portland Area Portland, Ore., Dec. 23 (U.R). State police centered a search in the Portland area today for six convicts who tunneled out of Washington State Prison at Walla Walla yesterday. A seventh man, Ralph Courser, 45, was wounded and captured here yesterday a few hours after the jailbreak. NEW SHOWS TODAY i -jv s ZD I f cr 1 v 1 SI j! TRIBORO XT i I : I tTCINIMV ST 1 V;; I ASTom I I : pa I lLJ I I I I ; : I n rzm. j rT( nY.V i , U 1 . I M L ! ii li ' I ; AMERICAN JIT S t NATIONAL IfOST ROAD HIllSIDE WIHARD I IIIRAIACE I ( flATA HAMMO A'KOWS! SMOKIWO GUNS 1 1 jr SJi"- 1 vOG.Ibert ROLAND Glcnda FARRELL Barbara RUICK fvFV&S I InurjI. mi- Ji.ft' THE BOLDEST ROGUE WXO EVER LEO A COL'OLE LIFE! Man tough! his head. ..woman his hort...as he led a daring life os King and commoner! MGM, n NEW L- OEDSEC STREET ma STREET us vmtti IcANAl - COMMODORE OElAMCti lUWODD ' IEXIN61U nivMPIJk a 10 - $HEmON ICT0i llSth STREtl 4SIH STREET lit Nt - acunusi 00W eoNii i. G ft T t KftMEU KINGS yllli - 0i"Tl I IT II H tforring ' Sfewart ' Deborah . James cnnfJGEn Enn r.inson Louis CALHERN - Jane GREER T. VERHOM him lovn an LINS Sina'AVE MARIA' in our Christmas Greeting ! iMl m G m TECHNICOLOR Mama! mcEtTRACYTm:OZTh ETIERNEYr.Ttf& The HOUR of M'-rt iwfoeo - Om aooams (Via COLBERT 'OUTPOST in MALAYA' ONE BIG AFFAIR- ttEltn XEYES J THE 'ZING A LITTLE ZONG MUSICAL GEM! uinu LnuoDT i"W JaneWYMH in Paramount s Gay LOOKIHG FO TREASURE sa TROUUE! 'HURRICANE SMITH' VVONNt - JOHN DeCARLO IRELAND VICTOR MITCHUM WAYWARD THE LUSTY MEN' AND BATTLE ZONE' Jonn MOCHAH WARWICK!? TECHNICOLOR) Hibl .u.'0- HM TIMNC WAV OF A GAUCHO' a-Jt-URE OF THE WILDEBrrtSS' JOS. COTTER -'The STEEL TRAP m BOWZO GOES TO COLLEGE" MARIO LANZA tlClKM TM'tf AUM' - -MOLIDAV FOB SINNEWS' Vr-i' I r, "v-n?! i i r 'kt -la i LrrridF -i ? r7r. Tv . X m-triXiT Th treacherous uprising that set the f Moonlight ambush! The dakotahs 'SStXr r "Oewils Hunting Ground" aflame' storm the Ojibway stronghold " 3--ITjrl. Tif j7f 3 r-M. t C Ik "W. aT a lit V TI . V l . m ' K I a I AT -: m a -aZ-aaaaTt aaV I aW4 A aft Slashing claw vs. hunting knife in the battle between brave and mountain bear! Nataral Beaaty aaJ am L'lwrk . a "ituui rredocrt kr WAlTEt MNrtSCH ' Omelet t KURT NCUMAMI Associate Producer RKHARD HEERMANCE Srreeaaljf a ARTHUR STRAWM anDAN UUMAN 8rd On Tlx Classic b MENRY WAOSWORTH 'LONGFELLOW Starts TOMORROW at 9:45 A.f.1. 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