Lancaster is Doc Delaney, a mild-mannered alcoholic ex-chiropractor who has been dry for a year. Booth, his frumpy, loquacious wife, lives for the day when her lost dog, little Sheba, will return home. Theirs is a life of quiet desperation until Moore, a vibrant student, rents a room from
the tired couple. Lancaster doesn't approve of the intentions of Jaeckel, who has been dating Moore, perhaps because the young man's lust stirs painful memories for Lancaster, whose premarital relationship with Booth resulted in their shotgun wedding. Returning to the bottle, he viciously
criticizes his wife.
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