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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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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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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 »

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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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Give Me That Old Time Religion
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Truly inspiring and motivating as well as entertaining
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"A man called Peter was one of the most inspiring and uplifting movies I have had the privilege of seeing. After watching it I wanted to be a better person. The acting was also fabulous. The movies of today can't even compare in greatness.


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