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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.

Director:

Henry Koster

Writers:

Eleanore Griffin (screenplay), Catherine Marshall (book)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Todd ... The Rev. Peter Marshall
Jean Peters ... Catherine Wood Marshall
Marjorie Rambeau ... Miss Laura Fowler
Jill Esmond ... Mrs. Findlay
Les Tremayne ... 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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alexander Campbell ... 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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Taglines:

The True Story of How One Man's Faith Uplifted a Nation See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Along with Disney's Treasure Island (1950), filmmaker Ron Shelton claimed this as his favorite film. 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 »

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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Soundtracks

A Man Called Peter
Music by Max Stein
Lyrics by Charles Tobias & Ken Stein
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User Reviews

 
Great Movie
25 July 2001 | by jackjack-2See all my reviews

I liked this movie when I first saw it in 1955. I have seen it again recently and I appreciate the movie much more than I did earlier. Compared to today's movies, it is a premium movie.

Richard Todd did a superb job of playing the part of Rev. Peter Marshall. His acting was better than any I have seen in many years. I doubt any current actor could have delivered his lines as well as Todd did. He was absolutely eloquent. Jean Peters did a capable job of playing her role.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Au service des hommes See more »

Filming Locations:

Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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