‘Dr. Bull’ showing at Museum Theatre

Dr. Bull is a family physician and health officer, who in addition to setting bones and bringing babies into the world, dispenses medicine and sage advice. Will Rogers stars as the country doctor in the August 30 “Movie Night” at Will Rogers Memorial Museum Theatre.

Doors open a 6:30 p.m., the movie begins at 7. Admission and refreshments are free, thanks to sponsorship of Bank of Commerce.

The good doctor is subject of town gossip about his relationship with the widow Cardmaker, sister of the town’s wealthiest man, Herbert Banning. Banning looks upon Dr. Bull with disrespect and questions his competence when a typhoid epidemic breaks out.

When Dr. Bull experiments with medication for a paralyzed patient and the Banning family leveling charges of incompetence and neglect, the battle begins.

See the results of Dr. Bull’s investigation and eventual vindication in the movie released in 1933.

(Note: A silent movie was originally planned for August, but has been rescheduled to Sept. 27 to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Will’s first movie “Laughing Bill Hyde.”)

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