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Return to Peyton Place (1961)

 -  Drama  -  5 May 1961 (USA)
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The residents of Peyton Place, New Hampshire, are not happy when its most famous resident, Alison Mackenzie, writes a "shocking" novel detailing the sinful secrets of the town. Most ... See full summary »

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The residents of Peyton Place, New Hampshire, are not happy when its most famous resident, Alison Mackenzie, writes a "shocking" novel detailing the sinful secrets of the town. Most outraged is malicious Roberta Carter, who wants the book banned from the school library. Roberta's other mission is to destroy her son Ted's marriage to his Italian bride. Theirs, however, isn't the only marriage in trouble: Alison's book is causing a rift between her mother and stepfather, who is also the school principal and one of the book's few defendants. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were both considered for the role that eventually went to 'Mary Astor (I)'. See more »

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Throughout the film, it is insisted that Selena and Ted had been friends and nothing more. However, in the first film, they did in fact have a romantic relationship as teenagers and were planning to get married. See more »

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Not as sensational
6 May 2003 | by (Santa Maria, CA) – See all my reviews

Not as sensational as the great Metalious' novel based upon a small New England town with all it's small talk, and nasty inuendos, but it holds it's own with fine performances of Mary Astor, who really steals the show as the embittered mean old lady who spoils things for others. Cast includes Carol Lynley as Allison Mackenzie who writes her book; Jaff Chandler, as the publicist; Eleanor Parker as Connie; and Tuesday Weld as Selena Cross. I give it 6/10


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