GenreComedy, Drama, Romance ScreenplayJane Storm, Philip Klein CountryUnited States
Release dateSeptember 22, 1933 (1933-09-22) WriterJames Gould Cozzens (novel), Paul Green (adaptation), Jane Storm (continuity) CastWill Rogers (Dr. George 'Doc' Bull), Vera Allen (Mme Janet 'Jane' Cardmaker), Marian Nixon (May Tupping), Howard Lally (Joe Tupping), Berton Churchill (Herbert Banning), Louise Dresser (Mme Herbert Banning) Similar moviesSelf/less, Tremors, The Expendables 3, Stonehearst Asylum, Mission: Impossible III, Straight Outta Compton
TaglineAs Great - As Human - As 'State Fair'
Doctor Bull is a 1933 American pre-Code comedy film directed by John Ford, 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. Andy Devine met his future wife during the making of this picture.
Will Rogers as Dr. George "Doc" Bull
Vera Allen as Mrs. Janet "Jane" Cardmaker, widow of Charles Edward Cardmaker and Bull's girlfriend
Marian Nixon as May Tupping, telephone operator
Howard Lally as Joe Tupping
Berton Churchill as Herbert Banning, Janet's brother
Louise Dresser as Mrs. Herbert Banning
Andy Devine as Larry Ward, soda jerk
Rochelle Hudson as Virginia (Muller) Banning
Tempe Pigott as Grandma Banning
Elizabeth Patterson as Aunt Patricia Banning
Nora Cecil as Aunt Emily Banning
Ralph Morgan as Dr. Verney, owner of Verney Laboratory
Effie Ellsler as Aunt Myra Bull
Helen Freeman as Helen Upjohn, New Winton postmistress
The film was one of Fox's biggest hits of the year.