Life Begins (1932) - Rotten Tomatoes

Life Begins (1932)





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Life Begins is an episodic Warner Bros. programmer about one unusually busy night in a maternity ward. Loretta Young is the central character, a convicted murderess who has been impregnated by her gangster boyfriend. She is moved to the hospital to give birth, sharing ward space with hard-boiled Glenda Farrell, who's willing to sell her unborn child, and several other mothers-to-be from various walks of life. Under the benign supervision of head nurse Aline MacMahon, most of the babies are born safely, though the repentant Young dies in the process. Based on a play by Mary McDougal Axelson, Life Begins was remade as A Child Is Born (1940), which was not nearly as effective (or as frank) as the original. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Loretta Young
as Grace Sutton
Eric Linden
as Jed Sutton
Aline MacMahon
as Miss Bowers
Glenda Farrell
as Florette Darien
Dorothy Peterson
as Psychopathic Patient
Vivienne Osborne
as Mrs. MacGilvary
Hale Hamilton
as Doctor Cramm
Herbert Mundin
as Mr. MacGilvary
Clara Blandick
as Mrs. West
Gloria Shea
as Mrs. Banks
Walter Walker
as Dr. Tubby
Helena Phillips Evans
as Prison Matron
Mary Philips
as Miss Pinty
Terrance Ray
as Student
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All Critics (1)

It has human interest plus and has something definite to say to every man and woman who sees it.

July 21, 2021 | Full Review…

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