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.