A Child is Born (1939)

A maternity ward, staffed by sympathetic nurses, serves mothers-to-be from all walks of life. These include a happy mother of a large family; a secretly-married teenager who thinks their parents won’t approve of either their children’s marriage or baby; a woman who is trying for a living child despite a history of stillbirths; a showgirl who doesn’t want a child, and who is shocked to find she is having twins; and a convicted murderess whose husband is forced to choose between saving her or the baby.

Director: Lloyd Bacon.
Stars: Geraldine Fitzgerald, Jeffrey Lynn, Gladys George, Gale Page, Spring Byington, Johnnie Davis, Henry O’Neill, John Litel, Gloria Holden, Johnny Downs, Eve Arden, Fay Helm, Nanette Fabray, Jean Sharon.



  1. James558
    April 8, 2018

    Been looking for this one for a while. Thanks Jon!

  2. Jeff Clarke
    April 9, 2018

    This is a remake of the 1932 Loretta Young film Life Begins- from memory almost word for word. I prefer the original. You can watch that movie free on the Russian website ok.ru

  3. Christine Harrison
    June 16, 2019

    Interesting film, a mixture of comedy and drama, with the emphasis on the female characters for obvious reasons. The ending packs quite a punch. Well worth watching.

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