A Child Is Born is a 1939 American drama film directed by Lloyd Bacon and written by Robert Rossen. The film stars Geraldine Fitzgerald, Jeffrey Lynn, Gladys George, Gale Page, Spring Byington and Johnnie Davis. The film was released by Warner Bros. on December 7, 1939 on Kansas City, Missouri. In the United States, it was released on January 6, 1940.
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.
- Geraldine Fitzgerald as Grace Sutton
- Jeffrey Lynn as Jed Sutton
- Gladys George as Florette
- Gale Page as Miss Bowers
- Spring Byington as Mrs. West
- Johnnie Davis as Ringer Banks
- Henry O'Neill as Dr. Lee
- 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
- Jean Sharon as Mrs. Banks
- Hobart Cavanaugh as Mr. West
- George Irving as Dr. Cramm
- Nella Walker as Mrs. Twitchell
- Winifred Harris as Mrs. Holt
- ↑ "A Child Is Born (1940) - Overview".. TCM.com. Retrieved on 2015-07-24.
- ↑ Nugent, Frank S. (1940-01-11). "Movie Review - A Child Is Born - THE SCREEN; The Maternity Ward Drama, 'Life Begins,' Is Revived by the Warners as 'A Child Is Born' at the Criterion".. NYTimes.com. Retrieved on 2015-07-24.