Doctor Bull

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Doctor Bull
Doctor Bull FilmPoster.jpeg
Film poster
Directed by John Ford
Produced by Winfield R. Sheehan
Written by James Gould Cozzens
Paul Green
Philip Klein
Jane Storm
Starring Will Rogers
Vera Allen
Cinematography George Schneiderman
Edited by Louis R. Loeffler
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • September 22, 1933 (1933-09-22)
Running time
77 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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]


  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. ^ By, D. W. (1934, Nov 25). TAKING A LOOK AT THE RECORD. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from

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