Doctor BullThe Last Adam
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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. The film was one of Fox s biggest hits of the year.


  • 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
  • Francis Ford as Mr. Herring (uncredited)
  • Charles Middleton as Mr. Upjohn (uncredited)

Year 1933
ReleaseDate 1933-09-22
RuntimeMins 77
RuntimeStr 1h 17min
Plot Doc Bull, a no-nonsense country doctor who has served his community for decades, fights small-town prejudice and provincialism in several crises.
Directors John Ford
Writers James Gould Cozzens, Paul Green, Philip Klein
Stars Will Rogers, Marian Nixon, Vera Allen
Produced by Winfield R. Sheehan
Music by Samuel Kaylin
Cinematography by George Schneiderman
Film Editing by Louis R. Loeffler
Casting By Phil M. Friedman
Art Direction by William S. Darling
Production Management Bernard McEveety
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Edward O Fearna
Sound Department Eugene Grossman,C. Dwyer
Camera and Electrical Department Curt Fetters,James Gordon,Eugene Kornman,Lou Kunkel
Casting Department Harvey Clermont,Robert Mayo
Costume and Wardrobe Department Rita Kaufman
Music Department Samuel Kaylin,Emil Gerstenberger
Script and Continuity Department Jane Storm
Additional Crew William Fox
Genres Comedy, Drama, Romance
Companies Fox Film Corporation
Countries USA
Languages Italian, English
ContentRating Passed
ImDbRating 6.4
ImDbRatingVotes 661
Keywords character name as title,surname in title,doctor,small town,widow
Year 2006
ReleaseDate 2006-06-11
RuntimeMins 104
RuntimeStr 1h 44min
Plot When middle-aged Bobby Jackson returns home to Lake City, Alabama he wonders about the lives of ‘the Bama Rascals,’ a band of misfits he led in the seventies. Have the last 20 years been difficult for them as well? Thankfully, whe…
Directors Edford Banuel Jr.
Writers Erroll Bailey, Shandra L. McDonald
Stars Leonard Roberts, J.R. Yenque, Carl Lewis
Produced by Erroll Bailey,Pete Ballard,Cheryl Jenkins,Shandra L. McDonald
Cinematography by Parrish Smith
Film Editing by Florent Retz
Casting By Melissa McBride,Annette Stillwell
Set Decoration by Cheryl Adams
Costume Design by Zenita Carswell,Barbara Vazquez
Makeup Department Andrea C. Brotherton,Linda Thompson,Denise Tunnell
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Mike Brune,Derrick Doose,Rebecca Russell
Art Department Greg Waddle
Sound Department Najib Chlieh,Blake Eiseman,Mike Filosa,Nathan Scruggs,Aron Siegel,Thomas Ward
Special Effects by Bob Shelley,Randy Southerland
Visual Effects by Justin Sucara
Camera and Electrical Department Bill Bennett,Keith Bernard,Alfeo Dixon,Michael Germon,Mike Germon,Bob Mahoney,Jim McKinney,Absalom D. Sturdivant,Randy Tharpe
Costume and Wardrobe Department Queensylvia Akuchie,Kenya Ware,Monique Younger
Editorial Department David C. Ballard,Jeremy Campbell,Claudia Goodwin,Leann Leagans,Mellissa Luiz
Location Management Julie Guy,Daniel Maloney,Chris Tsambis
Script and Continuity Department Reagan Brandon,Carol A. Compton
Transportation Department Matt Ackerman
Additional Crew Eric Caldwell,Lee Coleman,Kari Hazlett,John Fitzgerald Page,Lynda Reynolds,Michael K. Reynolds,Crystle Roberson,Stephanie Ryan,Devita Walker
Genres Drama
Companies Descending Dove Productions, Lab 601
Countries USA
Languages English
ImDbRating 6.2
ImDbRatingVotes 37