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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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Not much of a homecoming! 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:
Producer Jerry Wald, who was notorious for announcing any possible casting choice that crossed his mind in order to keep his projects in headlines during pre-production, also announced Jessica Tandy, Margaret Leighton and Ginger Rogers as possibilities to play the role ultimately played by Mary Astor.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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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Not much of a homecoming!, 6 May 2003
Author: Greg Couture from Portland, Oregon

On the big, wide CinemaScope screen of the Fox Village Theater in Westwood, in West Los Angeles, California, where I saw this one first-run, I settled in with some rather high expectations as the lovely theme song was beautifully sung by Rosemary Clooney, while stunning vistas of New England beauty followed one another over the opening credits.

Alas, my hopes were quickly dashed and, as other IMDb comments attest, this followup to the very successful "Peyton Place" was a severe disappointment in most respects. The handsome cast was strangely set adrift amidst some rather drab production values and only Mary Astor was given enough to do and was allowed to do it well as the town's tyrannical matriarch. Her final scene is an example of an actress still in full command of her powers convincing an unwilling cinema audience (though not her fellow townspeople on screen) that being a prude and a social snob is a desirable way to live one's life!

Jose Ferrer as a director was never much of a visual stylist so the VHS tape of this CinemaScope production, most probably not letterboxed, might satisfy the curious who want to see an example of studio product that was mired in a soon to be abandoned estimation of what audiences of that day really wanted to see.

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