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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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Cast

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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
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Col. Evanston Whiting
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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 True Story of How One Man's Faith Uplifted a Nation See more »


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Trivia

Film debut of Ann B. Davis. See more »

Goofs

The bulk of the story takes place in the 1930's and the 1940's but all of the women's fashions and hairstyles are strictly 1955. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in What's My Line?: Episode dated 20 March 1955 (1955) See more »

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Give Me That Old Time Religion
Traditional
Sung by Zarah Leander
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WONDERFUL!
22 April 2003 | by (Ocala Fl.) – See all my reviews

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!

Myrna Wilson


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