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


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Approved | See all certifications »
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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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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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Connections

Referenced in What's My Line?: Terry Moore (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Me That Old Time Religion
Traditional
Sung by Zarah Leander
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Excellent Movie
7 January 2002 | by w2amarketingSee all my reviews

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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