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.
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
An inspirational movie from the era when films intended to inspire.
I saw this movie as I was being sent overseas, and have loved it since. It tells the story of Rev. Peter Marshall, a young Scottish emigrant to the US, who first pastored in the Atlanta area, married an Agnes Scott College coed, and finally became pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC, and also chaplain of the US Senate. Richard Todd, an Irishman, did a superb job of delivering Marsall's sermons, and Jean Peters was perfectly in character as his wife Carherine.
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