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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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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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From the best-seller by the woman who loved him! See more »


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Trivia

Eleanor Audley, the voice of Cinderella (1950) and Sleeping Beauty (1959), is in a brief scene as a member of Peter's Atlanta Church Congregation. 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: 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
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Sung by Zarah Leander
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A man that loved God
8 September 2001 | by (los angeles) – See all my reviews

Richard Todd as the Rev. Peter Marshall gives a moving and heartwarming performance as a man chosen by God to be more than just a man sailing the seas. He was called by God to be a "fisher of men" one dark and foggy night. Peter travels to America with just the promise from God not knowing that God had already picked out his wife Catherine. The film starts out with a love story of a man and his God but now soon becomes a love story of a man and woman but always with God in the center of the two. Peter is called to pastor a church in Washington D.C that is known as the "Church of the Presidents." A man born in Scotland now pastoring a church where Mr. Lincoln and others attended is overwhelming to Peter but then only a God could cause that. This leads to Peter becoming chaplain of the US senate. Many trials await Peter & Catherine that test their faith. Near the end is the memorable screen as Peter is carried away to the hospital and telling Catherine "see you darling, see you in the morning." A moving experience for anyone that believes in the power of God to transform lives. A must-see film.


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