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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What a wonderful movie, what a great job Richard Todd did in this movie. I would like to thank him. My father knew Peter Marshall, he inspired his life. Been to the church many times.
Richard you are a wonderful man. I use to tell my parents that when I grew up I was going to marry you. I love all your movies but A Man Called Peter is the best. Thank you for giving it to us. Nothing can take the place of the old movies. Wish I could write to you, to say THANK YOU!
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