A Man Called Peter

A Man Called Peter (1955)

The True Story of How One Man's Faith Uplifted a Nation

  • Genre: Drama, Family
  • Release Date: 1955-03-31
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 6 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 59min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Cinescope Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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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.

A Man Called Peter Trailer

  • Richard Todd

    as The Rev. Peter Marshall
  • Jean Peters

    as Catherine Wood Marshall
  • Marjorie Rambeau

    as Miss Laura Fowler
  • Jill Esmond

    as Mrs. Findlay
  • Les Tremayne

    as Senator Willis K. Harvey
  • Robert Burton

    as Mr. Peyton
  • Gladys Hurlbut

    as Mrs. Peyton
  • Richard Garrick

    as Colonel Evanston Whiting
  • Gloria Gordon

    as Barbara
  • Billy Chapin

    as Peter John Marshall
  • Marietta Canty

    as Emma
  • Ann B. Davis

    as Ruby Colman
  • Eleanor Audley

    as Member of Atlanta Church Congregation
  • Roy Glenn

    as New Jersey Laborer
  • Doris Lloyd

    as Miss Hopkins
  • Emmett Lynn

    as Mr. Briscoe
  • Sam McDaniel

    as Henry
  • Dorothy Neumann

    as Miss Crilly
  • Bill Walker

    as Butler
  • Barbara Morrison

    as Miss Standish
  • Leslie Parrish

    as Newlywed in Lincoln Parlor
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Sound Alfred Newman Original Music Composer
Editing Robert L. Simpson Editor
Art Chester L. Bayhi Set Decoration
Art Walter M. Scott Set Decoration
Sound Bernard Freericks Sound Director
Costume & Make-Up Charles Le Maire Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Helen Turpin Hairstylist
Production Samuel G. Engel Producer
Directing Henry Koster Director
Writing Eleanore Griffin Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Renié Costume Design
Camera Harold Lipstein Director of Photography
Crew Ray Kellogg Special Effects
Writing Catherine Marshall Author
Art Maurice Ransford Art Direction
Art David Silver Assistant Art Director
Sound Warren B. Delaplain Sound Director