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Director:
Writers:
John Michael Hayes (screenplay)
Grace Metalious (from the novel by)
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Release Date:
3 March 1958 (Sweden) See more »
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Plot:
A peaceful New England town hides secrets and scandals. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 9 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
NewsDesk:
(79 articles)
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Picturesque Character Study of the Emotional Life of Small Town USA See more (77 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lana Turner ... Constance MacKenzie

Lee Philips ... Michael Rossi

Lloyd Nolan ... Dr. Swain

Arthur Kennedy ... Lucas Cross

Russ Tamblyn ... Norman Page

Terry Moore ... Betty Anderson

Hope Lange ... Selena Cross

Diane Varsi ... Allison MacKenzie

David Nelson ... Ted Carter
Barry Coe ... Rodney Harrington
Betty Field ... Nellie Cross

Mildred Dunnock ... Miss Elsie Thornton

Leon Ames ... Mr. Harrington

Lorne Greene ... Prosecutor
Robert H. Harris ... Seth Bushwell
Tami Conner ... Margie
Staats Cotsworth ... Charles Partridge
Peg Hillias ... Marion Partridge
Erin O'Brien-Moore ... Mrs. Evelyn Page
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adler ... Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Jim Brandt ... Messenger (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Edith Clair ... Miss Colton (uncredited)

John Doucette ... Army Sergeant (uncredited)
Tom Greenway ... Judge (uncredited)
Edwin Jerome ... Cory Hyde (uncredited)
Kip King ... Pee Wee (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Bailiff (uncredited)
William Lundmark ... Paul Cross (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... White Hall Inn Bar Patron (uncredited)
Ray Montgomery ... Naval Officer (uncredited)

Scotty Morrow ... Joseph 'Joey' Cross (uncredited)
Audrey Preisendorf ... Extra (Parade) (uncredited)
Vernon Preisendorf ... Extra (Parade) (uncredited)
Alan Reed Jr. ... Matt (uncredited)
Steffi Sidney ... Kathy (uncredited)
Alfred Tonkel ... Bailiff (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Guest at Whitehall Inn (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Robson 
 
Writing credits
John Michael Hayes (screenplay)

Grace Metalious (from the novel by)

Produced by
Jerry Wald .... producer
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
 
Cinematography by
William C. Mellor (director of photography) (as William Mellor)
 
Film Editing by
David Bretherton (film editor)
James B. Clark (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Jack Martin Smith 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
 
Set Decoration by
Bertram C. Granger (set decorations) (as Bertram Granger)
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Adele Palmer (costumes designed by)
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Del Armstrong .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Buddy King .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hal Herman .... assistant director
Jack Gertsman .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Frank Moran .... sound
E. Clayton Ward .... sound
Don Isaacs .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Jim Leppert .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Bates Mason .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Mitchell .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... executive wardrobe designer (as Charles LeMaire)
Adene Henderson .... costumes: women (uncredited)
Frank Roberts .... costumes: men (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
Lyman Hallowell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
Arthur Grinnell .... musicians coordinator: marching band (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Curtis Harrington .... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Fred Perkins .... dialectician (uncredited)
Helen Thackery .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
157 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | UK:15 | USA:Approved (certificate #18628) | West Germany:16 (f)
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Trivia:
Immediately after the graduation scene, there is a quick scene showing Allison MacKenzie at a typewriter. She is in the exact same pose that showed author Grace Metalious on the back of the paperback. The detail is exact, right down to the position of her body and clothing.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Selena's lawyer informs her that the prosecutor in her murder trial is being sent from Portland. The prosecutor would in fact have been sent from Augusta, the State capitol. (Although the book was set in Connecticut, the film is set in Maine.)See more »
Quotes:
Rodney Harrington:We were just playing a game called Photography. You turn off the lights and see what develops.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Keep Your Sunny Side UpSee more »

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23 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Picturesque Character Study of the Emotional Life of Small Town USA, 1 August 2006
Author: nowlang (lancelot1953@msn.com) from Small Town, New England, USA

Peyton Place is a great and realistic observation of human behavior taken in the context of when and where it was written, no matter how shocking truth may appear. After years of medical practice, I have lived many experiences not unlike that of Dr. Swain in this novel/movie. I saw "Peyton Place" for the first time in my late forties as part of a CineClub presentation. I grew up naively in a small North East farm town in the late 50's. My grand uncle was our local Country Doctor. I was frightened if not scandalized by the big city lifestyle when I moved to the city to attend medical school. He assured me that "we" had the same "scandals" in our community, it was just "hidden or kept secret". In all honesty, I had already witnessed some of these issues as they shook my own family of origin. Later, I returned to practice in a rural town. As I got closer to the native citizens, I discovered many secrets, secrets not unlike some of the tragic events that took Peyton Place by storm. As I grew older (and hopefully wiser), I realized that each town has their own "Peyton Place". It's all around us, it's is part of our human nature, part of it is in each one of us. Mrs. Metalious, the author of this great novel, paid the price of her own honesty with her life. This novel and the movie that it is based on, have to be taken in the time context it was created. Unfortunately, many of these events are still taking place around us today. I have witnessed them through my interaction with many patients and friends. Love, lust, passion, ambition, greed, envy... are all basic instincts that drive us through the meanders of life, some leading us to good outcomes others to tragedy. I recently returned from our occupation in Iraq where I was severely injured in combat, ending my career as a physician. I saw the best and also the worst of what man can do to mankind. I witnessed many issues that I saw in Peyton Place, only on a larger scale. Peyton Place bears witness to a part of the world we live in, it is in all of us. The events taking place in her youth were the source of Grace Metalious' novel and shaped the course of her story. I highly recommend this movie, it is part of history, our American history, good or bad. Finally, I greatly appreciate all the viewers that take time to share their opinion about movies with the readers through IMDb's Comments Place. May God or your "Higher Power" bless you all, GLN.

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