A Man Called Peter

A Man Called Peter

Director: Henry Koster Cast: Richard Todd, Jean Peters, Marjorie Rambeau


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/06/2005
UPC: 0024543192107
Original Release: 1955
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:59:00
Sales rank: 15,602

Special Features

Fox Movietonews: A Man Called Peter has World Premiere in Three Great Cities; Audio sermon by Peter Marshall; Still gallery and more

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Todd Peter Marshall
Jean Peters Catherine Marshall
Marjorie Rambeau Mrs. Fowler
Jill Esmond Mrs. Findlay
Les Tremayne Senator Harvey
Billy Chapin Peter John Marshall
Gladys Hurlbut Mrs. Peyton
Richard Garrick Col. Whiting
Gloria Gordon Barbara Tremaine
Sally Corner Mrs. Whiting
Voltaire Perkins Senator Wiley
Marietta Canty Emma
Edward Earle Sen. Prescott
Peter J. Votrian Peter Marshall, Ages 7 to 14
Janet Stewart Nancy
Ann B. Davis Ruby Coleman
Sam McDaniel Maitre d'
Betty Caulfield Jane Whitney
Oliver Hartwell Janitor
Doris Lloyd Miss Hopkins
William Forrest President
Barbara Morrison Miss Standish
Carlyle Mitchell Dr. Black
Amanda Randolph Willie
Ricky Kelman Peter, Age 5 1/2
Emmett Lynn Mr. Briscoe
William Walker Butler
Charles Evans President of Senate
Alexander Campbell Elder
Jonathan Hole Elder
Larry Kent Chaplain
Roy E. Glenn Holden
Ruth Clifford Nurse
Ben Wright Mr. Findlay
Florence MacAfee Mrs. Ferguson
Christopher Cook Bon Hunter
Winston Severn David Weed
Maudie Prickett Mrs. Pike
Dorothy Neumann Miss Crilly
Robert Burton Mr. Peyton
Steffi Sidney Rowdy at Youth Rally

Technical Credits
Henry Koster Director
Samuel G. Engel Producer
Eleanore Griffin Screenwriter
Ray Kellogg Special Effects
Harold Lipstein Cinematographer
Alfred Newman Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Maurice Ransford Art Director
Renie Costumes/Costume Designer
Robert L. Simpson Editor
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Man Called Peter
1. Main Titles [1:29]
2. Boyhood Dreams [2:46]
3. Like Their Fathers Before [3:53]
4. Called of God [5:42]
5. That Old Time Religion [1:13]
6. An Answered Prayer [9:32]
7. Halls of Human Happiness [3:01]
8. A Wedding Present [:17]
9. Entrenched in History [7:52]
10. A Mighty Fortress [3:24]
11. Gathering the Flock [3:40]
12. A Political Conscience [3:09]
13. A Bonny Wee Lad [7:57]
14. Prelude to War [1:55]
15. Saturday Night Canteen [5:25]
16. Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree [1:42]
17. An Issue of Utmost Importance [7:08]
18. The Tests of Life [4:29]
19. A Preacher's Humble Pleadings [1:38]
20. The Faith to Heal [1:11]
21. Their Happy Summer [:35]
22. Praying for Peter [5:11]
23. Keeping His Promise [5:28]
24. America Needs a Prophet [2:12]
25. A Gift From a Fellow Scotsman [1:21]
26. Chaplain of the Senate [2:54]
27. Annie Laurie [2:12]
28. Small Deeds Done [5:43]

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