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.
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
Pearl Harbor has been attacked (7 December 1941), and Washington D.C. is in full wartime mode (early 1940's) when Mrs. Marshall falls ill; bedridden for almost three years, she looks over a stack of checks that have gone to pay her medical bills; they are all dated March, April, and June 1937. See more »
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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I liked this movie when I first saw it in 1955. I have seen it again recently and I appreciate the movie much more than I did earlier. Compared to today's movies, it is a premium movie.
Richard Todd did a superb job of playing the part of Rev. Peter Marshall. His acting was better than any I have seen in many years. I doubt any current actor could have delivered his lines as well as Todd did. He was absolutely eloquent. Jean Peters did a capable job of playing her role.
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