A Child Is Born

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A Child is Born is a remake of 1932's Life Begins, softened to conform to stricter movie censorship and lengthened to qualify as an "A" picture. The film is an episodic account of one particularly busy night in a maternity hospital. A generous portion of screen time is lavished on a gangster's moll (Geraldine Fitzgerald), about to give birth to her illegitimate baby. The young woman dies in childbirth, but other subplots end more happily. Even at 79 minutes, A Child is Born seems more padded and protracted than its 1932 predecessor--notably in a contrived sequence wherein the only surgeon qualified to perform a delicate operation is blinded in an accident. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Gladys George
as Florette
Jeffrey Lynn
as Jed Sutton
Gale Page
as Miss Bowers
Spring Byington
as Mrs. West
Johnnie Davis
as Ringer Banks
John Litel
as Dr. Brett
Gloria Holden
as Mrs. Kempner
Johnny Downs
as Johnny Norton
Eve Arden
as Miss Pinty
Fay Helm
as The Woman
Louis Jean Heydt
as Mr. Kempner
Nanette Fabray
as Gladys Norton
George Irving
as Dr. Cramm
Nella Walker
as Mrs. Twitchell
Edgar Dearing
as Sergeant
Maris Wrixon
as Information Girl
Sibyl Harris
as Flower Woman
Creighton Hale
as Elevator Operator
Buz Buckley
as Little Tot
George O'Hanlon
as Young Husband
John Ridgely
as William Hopper
Owen King
as Intern
Garry Owen
as Drugstore Clerk
Sidney Bracey
as Drugstore Clerk
Frank Mayo
as Policeman
Winifred Harris
as Mrs. Holt
Georgia Caine
as Mrs. Norton's Mother
Virginia Brissac
as Mr. Norton's Mother
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Critic Reviews for A Child Is Born

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  • Why mankind does not organize and agitate for a constitutional amendment prohibiting story writers and film makers to perpetuate the comic father on the hospital waiting bench is one of the profound mysteries of democratic society.

    Sep 20, 2019 | Full Review…

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