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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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An underrated sequel that's worth a look, especially for writers 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:
Uncredited feature film debut of Bob Crane, who portrayed Peter White.See more »
Goofs:
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:
Follows Peyton Place (1957)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Wonderful Season of LoveSee more »

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
An underrated sequel that's worth a look, especially for writers, 18 March 2005
Author: ruffrider from United States

After reading a feature article about Grace Metalious (the 1950's "Pandora in blue jeans") in the Baltimore Sun a few years ago, I read "Peyton Place" twice and then watched both the original film and this sequel. I'd seen the latter in the theater when it first came out and it's funny what time and your own experiences can do to an old film like "Return." Having become a writer myself, I was fascinated by Jeff Chandler as the editor who tells Allison MacKenzie what it takes to become a real writer, not just a talented kid with an idea. Chandler's constant reference to a great editor (I suspect the man he refers to was based on a real-life editor) who MADE such talented wannabes into writers by giving their books shape and direction and Chandler's tutelage of Allison made "Return to Peyton Place" fascinating to me. Fans of the original "Peyton Place" will have to adjust to the change of cast, but this sequel has its own strong performers, like Mary Astor as a domineering mother and Carol Lynley, her beauty in full bloom and quite competent as Allison. I thought Gunnar Helstrom also stood out and this entire effort is worth a look.

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