Come Back Little Shiksa. 1962. USA. Directed by Jerry Lewis. With Dean Martin, Patti Lewis, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Danny Arnold, Jerry Lewis. DCP. 39 min.
In this inversion of Come Back Little Sheba, Burt Lancaster’s 1953 drama about a recovering alcoholic, Dean Martin stars as a hard-drinking surgeon who must constantly face the temptation of sobriety. With the support of his loving wife, played by Patti Lewis, Dean is able to fight his urge to live the teetotal life. Janet Leigh plays the sex-starved boarder who lusts after neighbor Tony Curtis. Shown with footage from the film’s premiere at Jerry and Patti’s home in Pacific Palisades (full program: 60 min.).