Based on William Inge's classic play, Come Back, Little Sheba is the stirring tale of a life-weary couple who rescue hope from the ruins of the past. Shirley Booth stars in an Academy Award - winning performance as Lola, slovenly housewife to Doc Delaney (Burt Lancaster), a recovering alcoholic. The Delaney's life is dull and unchanging, but takes a dramatic turn when the couple take in charming boarder, Marie (Terry Moore). Marie becomes the daughter the Delaney's never had. But when Marie takes up with boorish boyfriend, Doc descends into a jealous tailspin and must once again face the temptations of the bottle.