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
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 »
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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This is an outstanding movie. Unfortunately, it is not available in a widescreen or letterbox format. Usually, this doesn't bother me, but the pan-and-scan technique in the movie is absolutely dreadful, at numerous times a very noticeable and annoying distraction from an otherwise exceptional film. There are far too many scenes that simply don't work in a TV-screen format. Perhaps someday it will be available in letterbox. Nonetheless, a film very much worth seeing.
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