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Director:
Writers:
Ronald Alexander (screenplay)
Grace Metalious (novel)
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Release Date:
5 May 1961 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The residents of Peyton Place, New Hampshire, are not happy when its most famous resident, Alison Mackenzie... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Short Film: Condemned
 (From Underground Film Journal. 11 January 2011, 6:00 AM, PST)

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Worth watching (once) for these reasons..... See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Carol Lynley ... Allison

Jeff Chandler ... Lewis Jackman

Eleanor Parker ... Connie Rossi

Mary Astor ... Mrs. Roberta Carter

Robert Sterling ... Mike Rossi

Luciana Paluzzi ... Raffaella

Brett Halsey ... Ted
Gunnar Hellström ... Nils (as Gunnar Hellstrom)

Tuesday Weld ... Selena
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Astran ... Townsman at Meeting (uncredited)
Joan Banks ... Mrs. Humphries (uncredited)
Helen Bennett ... Interviewer (uncredited)
Bill Bradley ... Mark Steele (uncredited)
Jack Carr ... Mr. Johnson (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Newspaper Publisher (uncredited)

Bob Crane ... Peter White (uncredited)
Alex Dunand ... Pierre Galante (uncredited)
Tim Durant ... John Smith (uncredited)

José Ferrer ... Voice of Mark Steele (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Townsman at Meeting (uncredited)
George Ford ... Townsman at Meeting (uncredited)
Wilton Graff ... Dr. Fowlkes (uncredited)
Herschel Graham ... Townsman at Meeting (uncredited)
Ed Haskett ... Townsman (uncredited)
Pitt Herbert ... Seth Wadley (uncredited)
Jimmie Horan ... Townsman at Meeting (uncredited)
Jennifer Howard ... Mrs. Jackman (uncredited)
Collette Lyons ... Mrs. Sarah Bingham (uncredited)
Kenneth MacDonald ... Dexter (uncredited)
Max Mellinger ... Nevins (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Guest at Book Publishing Party (uncredited)
Tony Miller ... Photographer (uncredited)
Warren Parker ... Lupus Wolf (uncredited)

Arthur Peterson ... Selectman Seth (uncredited)
Hari Rhodes ... Arthur (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Townsman (uncredited)
Charles Seel ... Diner Proprietor (uncredited)

Max Showalter ... Nick Parker (uncredited)

Leonard Stone ... Steve Swanson (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Townsman at Meeting (uncredited)
Reedy Talton ... Frank O'Roark (uncredited)
Emerson Treacy ... Bud Humphries (uncredited)
June Valentine ... Waitress (uncredited)
Carol Veazie ... Interviewer (uncredited)

Directed by
José Ferrer 
 
Writing credits
Ronald Alexander (screenplay)

Grace Metalious (novel)

Produced by
Curtis Harrington .... associate producer
Jerry Wald .... producer
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
 
Cinematography by
Charles G. Clarke (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Bretherton 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Peters 
Jack Martin Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Fred M. MacLean  (as Fred Maclean)
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Donfeld  (as Don Feld)
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Hall .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Warren B. Delaplain .... sound
Bernard Freericks .... sound
 
Music Department
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
123 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-12 | USA:Approved (certificate #19847) | West Germany:16 (f)

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Trivia:
A sequence featuring the climactic fire that burned down Roberta Carter's ('Mary Astor (I)') house was cut from the final film. A snippet from the scene can be seen in the trailer on the DVD.See more »
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Continuity: Although this sequel picks up just several years after original story ends in the early-mid Forties, the new story occurs 15 years later with barely-aged characters living in the early Sixties.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by Murder in Peyton Place (1977) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Best of EverythingSee more »

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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Worth watching (once) for these reasons....., 16 December 1998
Author: anonymous from possum creek, arkansas

1. You get to see Robert Crane of Hogan's Heroes in an "Ed McMahon" type role to somebody else doing a "Johnny Carson". Actually he's acting more like Jack Paar.

2. The first 45 minutes of the movie take place on what seems to be two days before thanksgiving. Then on thanksgiving morning, they show a scene of New York at dawn - and the streets are totally deserted!!!!

3. You get to see this 1960 era turkey as a prop and boy, were turkeys skinny back before corporate farming took over.

4. Everything was so wholesome back then. Except when a woman (the Italian actress) has an unwanted pregnancy. Then she tries to lose it by having a skiing accident because abortions were illegal back then, silly.

5. I've been to Camden, Maine, several times, and the locals told me that they shot none of this movie up there (they filmed the original peyton place there in 1956).

6. Peyton Place was set in 1941-43; this movie never sets a year but if you figure by the fact that the young lawyer just got through law school and that takes 7 years from the start of college, and he was in the war until 1945, that would make this about 1952 I guess. Or maybe its supposed to be current with the release date and be 1961; they never explain this.

7. There is nothing said about several of the characters of the earlier movie that had prominent roles (such as the town doctor and Allison's boyfriend). Why are two such good looking girls still unmarried during that era anyway? Obvious plot loopholes.

8. This movie has an old fashioned look and feel to it even for 1960-61 standards. Within 3-4 years clothing, hairstyles, speech, and mannerisms were significantly different. It's like a time capsule movie of a small town America just before all the crappy changes that took place in the 1960s.

9. It has a really good ending. I found myself actually siding with the old biddy who is singlehandedly trying to enforce the old Puritan moral code of her era against the will of apparently the entire rest of the town, who want to change with the times and let everybody do their own thing. She walks out of the town hall meeting in silence and totally defeated; terrific symbolism, and almost supernaturally prophetic in what actually happened across the country over the rest of the decade.

10. Last but not least, the man who plays the character "Dexter" (he has about 1 line; he is a school board member who is a weak character and the old biddy uses him as a supporter)...this guy was on a lot of the old three stooges shorts. He always played a bad guy, and I've never seen him on any other serious movie.

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