Doctor Bull
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Film poster
Directed byJohn Ford
Written byJames Gould Cozzens
Paul Green
Philip Klein
Jane Storm
Produced byWinfield R. Sheehan
StarringWill Rogers
Vera Allen
CinematographyGeorge Schneiderman
Edited byLouis R. Loeffler
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • September 22, 1933 (1933-09-22)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States

Doctor Bull is a 1933 American pre-Code comedy film directed by John Ford,[1][2] based on the James Gould Cozzens novel The Last Adam. Will Rogers portrays a small-town doctor who must deal with a typhoid outbreak in the community.

The film was well praised by The New York Times, which noted that the story is similar to that of Lionel Barrymore's film One Man's Journey when it premiered at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.[3] Andy Devine met his future wife during the making of this picture. The film was one of Fox's biggest hits of the year.[4]


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  1. ^ Tag Gallagher (1988). John Ford: The Man and His Films. University of California Press. p. 94. ISBN 978-0-520-06334-1.
  2. ^ "Doctor Bull (1933)". Pre Code. Retrieved August 29, 2016.
  3. ^ Hall, Mordaunt (October 6, 1933). "Movie Review – Will Rogers as a Country Doctor in a Film Version of James Gould Couzens's Novel, 'The Last Adam.'". Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  4. ^ D. W. (November 25, 1934). "TAKING A LOOK AT THE RECORD". New York Times. ProQuest 101193306.