That Mothers Might Live poster

That Mothers Might Live 1938

About That Mothers Might Live

This short film tells the story of Ignaz Philipp Semmelweis (1818-1865), the Hungarian physician who was the first to realize that the deaths of new mothers could be significantly reduced simply by requiring doctors to wash their hands before treating a patient.

That Mothers Might Live Cast

That Mothers Might Live Crew

Directing

Fred ZinnemannDirector

Writing

Herman BoxerScreenplay

Production

John NesbittProducer

Sound

David SnellMusic
George BassmanOrchestrator
Leonid RaabOrchestrator

Camera

Harold RossonDirector of photography