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A Man Called Peter (1955)

 -  Biography | Drama | Family  -  April 1955 (USA)
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The rise of Peter Marshall, from modest Scottish upbringing, to New York seminary, time in Atlanta churches, his marriage, appointment as chaplain of the US Senate, and early death at 46. Based on real events.

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Complete credited cast:
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The Rev. Peter Marshall
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Catherine Wood Marshall
Marjorie Rambeau ...
Miss Laura Fowler
Jill Esmond ...
Mrs. Findlay
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Sen. Willis K. Harvey
Robert Burton ...
Mr. Peyton
Gladys Hurlbut ...
Mrs. Peyton
Richard Garrick ...
Col. Evanston Whiting
Gloria Gordon ...
Barbara
Billy Chapin ...
Peter John Marshall
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Alexander Campbell ...
Church Elder (scenes deleted)
Jonathan Hole ...
Church Elder (scenes deleted)
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Based on the true story of a young Scottish lad, Peter Marshall, who dreams of only going to sea but finds out there is a different future for him when he receives a "calling" from God to be a minister. He leaves Scotland and goes to America where after a few small congregations he lands the position of pastor of the Church of the Presidents in Washington, D.C. and eventually he becomes Chaplain of the U.S. Senate. Written by McGinty <McGinty@aol.com>

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April 1955 (USA)  »

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The names of the U.S. Senators portrayed in the film were fictitious, due to most of those Senators still being alive at the time of the film's production and release in 1955. See more »

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Peter Marshall's son, Peter John Marshall, was actually born on January 21, 1940, not December 7, 1941, as depicted in the film. See http://petermarshallministries.com See more »

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The Rev. Peter Marshall: Catherine, I'm afraid you'll have to ask the blessing. The Lord knows I'm not grateful for turkey hash and I can't fool him.
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It's refreshing to see a film about faith without all the dogmatic posturing and self-righteousness so prevalent among today's more evangelical "clergy".

This is a good film biography of a remarkable man, whose true calling to the ministry influenced so many lives. His inclusive message of the all-encompassing love of God and the Christ spirit seems more meaningful today than in its own time.

The best part of the film are Marshall's own concise and lucid sermons, lifted straight from the page and thrillingly delivered by the actor Richard Todd. The actor listened carefully to recordings of Marshall's speaking style and the memories others had of it and carefully replicated it. One doesn't hear public speaking like THIS anymore, without a microphone, the text delivered with style and passion.

This film changed my life as a teenager, forty years ago, introducing me to the spiritual life. I then read the book from which it derives (even better than the picture), all the collections of Marshall's sermons and prayers then in print (the prayers even more wonderful than the sermons!) and these books carried me through many bleak times in my life, as did the subsequent books by Peter's wife.

I hope this film can do the same for you.


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