The Story of One Night

educational

Typology

feature

Czech title

Příběh jedné noci

Runtime

15

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1963

Production year

1963

Language version

Czech

Director

Zdeněk Hrubec

Screenplay

Zdeněk Hrubec

Screenstory

MUDr. Jiří Šimsa

Synopsis

An ambulance has just brought a newborn baby girl to a big maternity ward. In the Vsetín hospital where the baby has been born they don't have the necessary equipment for her serious health problem. The child's mother is an Rh-negative blood type and the child is Rh-positive after her father. This has caused the antibodies in the mother's body to attack the "intruder". Only an exchange transfusion can save the baby's life, exchanging the baby's blood for new blood that matches the mother's. In this way, its bad blood would gradually be diluted and removed. But the hospital's blood bank can only provide half the amount needed. All attempts to phone the volunteer blood donors prove unsuccessful. It is the very last day of the year and people are out celebrating New Year's Eve. They manage to reach some of the donors but unfortunately they have all drunken alcohol. Then nurse Jana learns about the problem, and since she has the matching blood group she immediately offers to give her blood for the transfusion. She refuses to take the money; she is comforted to know that she has helped save a baby's life.

Cast

Zdeněk Pošíval

MUDr. Navrátil

Monika Pošívalová

zdravotní sestra Jana

Orchestr Eduarda Parmy

taneční orchestr

Commentary

Crew and creators

Screenstory

MUDr. Jiří Šimsa

Screenplay

Zdeněk Hrubec

Commentary by

Zdeněk Hrubec

Production Manager

Dušan Schaffer

Consultant

MUDr. Vlastimil Král, MUDr. Vladimír Novotný

Music

Music Composed by

Václav Lídl

Music Performed by

FISYO

Production info

Original Title

Příběh jedné noci

English Title

The Story of One Night

Copyright

1963

Production Year

1963

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Technical info

Versions

Czech