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. Written by
Did You Know?
The film was rejected in Ireland, New Zealand and British Columbia because it might have created fear in expectant mothers. Scenes of expectant mothers experiencing labor pains, as well as scenes of actual or suggested childbirth were purposely omitted. In fact none of the expectant mothers even looked pregnant. See more
Version of Life Begins
"My Melancholy Baby"
Music by Ernie Burnett
Lyrics by George A. Norton
Sung a cappella by Gladys George
Reprised by her when she gets to hold her baby See more