BIRTHDAY

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Subjects:

  • Healthcare
  • Home life
  • Housing and living conditions

Genres:

  • Sponsored
  • Women film makers

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: BIRTHDAY

Reference number: 0272

Date: 1946

Director: w. & d. Budge Cooper

Sponsor: MOI for Dept. of Health for Scotland

Production company: Data Film Unit

Sound: sound

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 21.28 mins

Description: Illustration on how to fully utilise an ante-natal clinic, to ensure the health of an unborn baby.

Credits: p. Donald Alexander
ph. Wolfgang Suschitzky, Mary Beales
diagrams Eric Fraser
m. Christian Darnton
anim. Reginald Jeffryes
sd. rec. Harry Reynolds
cast Tom Macguire, Mollie Weir, James Smith Campbell
A Data Film 1945

Shotlist: Credits (.35) a fictitious Gunner McBain consults the M.O. about his wife's pregnancy (3.52) shots of lecture to midwives on child mortality. Shots of McBain household as lecture continues on soundtrack (8.02) Mrs. McBain given advice at ante natal clinic (10.32) animation showing how foetus takes nourishment from mother (12.35) Mrs. McBain receives letter of admission to hospital. Animated womb illustrating labour (15.05) shots in hospital after she has had her baby. Babies being bathed (17.00) Back at home, the health visitor arrives to check baby and mother (20.40) a proud Gunner McBain shows a photo of the baby to the M.O. (21.28)