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A Man Called Peter (1955)

Approved | | Biography, Drama, Family | April 1955 (USA)
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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The Rev. Peter Marshall
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Catherine Wood Marshall
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Miss Laura Fowler
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Mrs. Findlay
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Sen. Willis K. Harvey
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Mr. Peyton
Gladys Hurlbut ...
Mrs. Peyton
Richard Garrick ...
Col. Evanston Whiting
Gloria Gordon ...
Barbara
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Peter John Marshall
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Church Elder (scenes deleted)
Jonathan Hole ...
Church Elder (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

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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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 »

Goofs

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 »

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The Rev. Peter Marshall: Finding someone else that thinks like you do, always puts me in mind of two ships flashing their lights on a lonely sea. They may be putting into different ports, but for a moment they knew one another was there.
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A Man Called Peter
Music by Max Stein
Lyrics by Charles Tobias & Ken Stein
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Richard Todd was wonderful
23 April 2003 | by (Ocala, Fl.) – See all my reviews

He made you feel like you were listening to the real Peter Marshall!

I can`t say enough about this movie. Peter Marshall knew the Lord I think like few people ever do, and Todd brought this to the screen. If you get a chance to see this movie don`t pass it up. It is well worth your time.


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