A Man Called Peter is the story of Scottish-born Presbyterian minister and world-renowned author Peter Marshall, here played by Richard Todd. In his youth, Marshall moves to Washington DC, where he becomes pastor of the Church of the Presidents. His wisdom and conviction enables Marshall to communicate with men of all faiths. In private life, the pastor is given moral support by his loyal wife Catherine Marshall (Jean Peters). At the time of his comparatively early death, Marshall has become chaplain of the US Senate. Interestingly enough, while Marshall and his family are identified by name, the peripheral political characters are given fictional monickers—and sometimes, as in the case of the President played by William Forrest, no names at all. Director Henry Koster expertly avoids filming Marshall's sermons in a static, declamatory fashion. As Catherine Marshall, Jean Peters does wonders with a comparatively limited role; her best scene is her last, when she overcomes her lifelong fear of the ocean for the sake of her son (Billy Chapin). A Man Called Peter was certainly not conceived out of any box-office considerations, but it still paid its way.

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A Man Called Peter (1955)

Family/Drama · 1h 59m · 3/31/1955

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A Man Called Peter is the story of Scottish-born Presbyterian minister and world-renowned author Peter Marshall, here played by Richard Todd. In his youth, Marshall moves to Washington DC, where he becomes pastor of the Church of the Presidents. His wisdom and conviction enables Marshall to communicate with men of all faiths. In private life, the pastor is given moral support by his loyal wife Catherine Marshall (Jean Peters). At the time of his comparatively early death, Marshall has become chaplain of the US Senate. Interestingly enough, while Marshall and his family are identified by name, the peripheral political characters are given fictional monickers—and sometimes, as in the case of the President played by William Forrest, no names at all. Director Henry Koster expertly avoids filming Marshall's sermons in a static, declamatory fashion. As Catherine Marshall, Jean Peters does wonders with a comparatively limited role; her best scene is her last, when she overcomes her lifelong fear of the ocean for the sake of her son (Billy Chapin). A Man Called Peter was certainly not conceived out of any box-office considerations, but it still paid its way.

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Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Cast
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Richard Todd

The Rev. Peter Marshall
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Jean Peters

Catherine Wood Marshall
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Marjorie Rambeau

Miss Laura Fowler
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Jill Esmond

Mrs. Findlay
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Les Tremayne

Sen. Willis K. Harvey
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Robert Burton

Mr. Peyton
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Gladys Hurlbut

Mrs. Peyton
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Richard Garrick

Col. Evanston Whiting
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Gloria Gordon

Barbara
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Billy Chapin

Peter John Marshall
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Alexander Campbell

Church Elder (scenes deleted)
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Jonathan Hole

Church Elder (scenes deleted)
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Agnes Bartholomew

Grandmother (uncredited)
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James Best

Man with Jane at Youth Rally (uncredited)
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Ralph Brooks

Man Leaving Restaurant (uncredited)
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Marietta Canty

Emma (uncredited)
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Betty Caulfield

Jane Whitney (uncredited)
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Ruth Clifford

Nurse (uncredited)
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Richard Collier

Lyle - Parking Valet (uncredited)
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Christopher Cook

Bon Hunter (uncredited)
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Sally Corner

Mrs. Evanston Whiting (uncredited)
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Jacqueline Cox

Diana (uncredited)
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Steve Darrell

Doctor (uncredited)
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Ann B. Davis

Ruby Coleman (uncredited)
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Edward Earle

Sen. Prescott (uncredited)
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Charles Evans

President of the Senate (uncredited)
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William Forrest

Columbia Seminary President (uncredited)
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Brian Franklin

Young Peter (uncredited)
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Roy Glenn

The Laborer (uncredited)
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Sam Harris

Churchgoer (uncredited)
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Oliver Hartwell

Janitor (uncredited)
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Mimi Hutson

College Girl (uncredited)
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Delos Jewkes

Member of Choir (uncredited)
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Ricky Kelman

Peter John - Age 5 (uncredited)
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Colin Kenny

Man at Youth Rally (uncredited)
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Larry Kent

Chaplain (uncredited)
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Paul Kruger

Man at Service (uncredited)
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Ann Kunde

Elderly Woman at Youth Rally (uncredited)
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Doris Lloyd

Miss Hopkins (uncredited)
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Dayton Lummis

Scottish Police Constable (uncredited)
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Emmett Lynn

Mr. Briscoe (uncredited)
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Florence MacAfee

Mrs. Ferguson (uncredited)
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Wilbur Mack

Churchgoer (uncredited)
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Hank Mann

Man at Youth Rally (uncredited)
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Frank McClure

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Sam McDaniel

Henry - Waiter (uncredited)
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Carlyle Mitchell

Dr. Black (uncredited)
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Barbara Morrison

Miss Standish (uncredited)
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Dorothy Neumann

Miss Crilly (uncredited)
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Leslie Parrish

Newlywed (uncredited)
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Voltaire Perkins

Sen. Wiley (uncredited)
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John Pike

David (uncredited)
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Maudie Prickett

Mrs. Pike (uncredited)
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Amanda Randolph

Willie (uncredited)
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Jeffrey Sayre

Boat Passenger / Parishioner Outside Church (uncredited)
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Winston Severn

David Weed (uncredited)
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Steffi Sidney

Rowdy at Youth Rally (uncredited)
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Janet Stewart

Nancy (uncredited)
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Louis Torres Jr.

Peter - Age 6 (uncredited)
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Arthur Tovey

Church Usher (uncredited)
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Peter J. Votrian

Peter Marshall - Age 7-14 (uncredited)
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Bill Walker

The Whiting's Butler (uncredited)
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Ben Wright

Mr. Findlay (uncredited)
Crew
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Henry Koster

Director
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Eleanore Griffin

Writer
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Catherine Marshall

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

A Man Called Peter

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/6/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

A Man Called Peter

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

12/18/2018

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