Saturday, February 23, 2013

1933 - DR BULL, for John Ford completists only

John Ford is a few years off from entering his best period in film making.  Dr. Bull is I believe his  first collaboration with Will Rogers.

Dr. Bull is a comedy/drama about a doctor up against small town narrow mindedness and capitalism, but this is film is a very minor indictment of those themes.  Will Rogers is Dr. Bull and Ford does a pretty good job of keeping his "as shucks Goober persona" under control. 

This is a minor but not uninteresting film made on a relatively small budget during the depression.  There are not a lot of visual flourishes in the film but for an early sound film it's pretty easy to watch and is short.

77 minutes

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