A Man Called Peter (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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Faith & Spirituality, Kids & Family, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Catherine Marshall, Eleanore Griffin
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 6, 2005


as Rev. Peter Marshall

as Catherine Wood Marsh...

as Laura Fowler

as Sen. Willis K. Harve...

as Mrs. Findlay

as Mr. Peyton

as Mrs. Peyton

as Peter John Marshall

as Mrs. Whiting

as Sen. Wiley

as Jane Whitney

as Sen. Prescott

as College Girl

as Grandmother

as Peter Marshall, Ages...

as Ruby Coleman

as Maitre d'

as Miss Crilly

as Miss Hopkins

as President

as Miss Standish

as Peter (age 5 1/2)

as Peter (age 6 1/2)

as Mr. Briscoe

as President of Senate

as Chaplain

as Mr. Findlay

as Mrs. Ferguson

as David Weed

as Mrs. Pike

as Col. Whiting

as Rowdy at Youth Rally
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All Critics (1)

Though decently acted by Tichard Todd and Jean Peters, this biopic of the famous Scottish clergyman and Senate chaplain is directed by Henry Koster in earnest, pious way.

Full Review… | April 26, 2012

Audience Reviews for A Man Called Peter


Reverent, sometimes corny bio of Peter Marshall is saved by a strong central performance from Richard Todd. The film also has high production values and a good supporting cast including Jean Peters' swan song before marrying Howard Hughes and retiring from acting for over two decades and then emerging to only do a very few appearances on TV.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


This is the most realistic account, in a movie, of a Christian preacher I have ever seen! Very moving sermons by Peter Marshall in this story based on his life as a Scottish born man with the call of God on his life who becomes the pastor of the "Church of the Presidents" in Washington DC. Although a short life, he accomplishes much for the Lord. Marshall is played by Richard Todd who did a very fine job with the role. Enjoyed this tremendously!

Robin P.

Peter Marshall is one of my favorite men in history! This wonderfully humourous & loving look at his life will give you an idea why. ^_^

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