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 Michael Rossi (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
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 Betty Anderson Cord / ... (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
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 Narrator / ... (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
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 Rodney Harrington (501 episodes, 1964-1969)
Christopher Connelly ...
 Norman Harrington (490 episodes, 1964-1969)
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 Constance Mackenzie Carson / ... (430 episodes, 1964-1968)
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 Elliot Carson (416 episodes, 1964-1968)
James Douglas ...
 Steven Cord / ... (404 episodes, 1965-1969)
Patricia Morrow ...
 Rita Jacks Harrington / ... (378 episodes, 1965-1969)
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 Allison Mackenzie / ... (263 episodes, 1964-1966)
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 Leslie Harrington (219 episodes, 1964-1968)
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The original primetime soap took place in the title town, which was founded by the Peyton family, whose members included the Harringtons. Some of the plots involved Rodney Harrington, the oldest son, choosing between bad girl Betty Anderson or fragile Allison MacKenzie. His brother Norman took up with working class Rita Jacks. Allison's mother Connie was keeping a secret about her daughter's birth. People married and divorced, loved and lost. Murder, illicit passion, insanity, and secrets were the staples of Peyton Place. Written by Anonymous

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A Caldeira do Diabo  »

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(514 episodes)

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(1964-1966)| (1966-1969)

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1.33 : 1
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According to her memoirs, Mia Farrow never expected this series to succeed, let alone become the runaway sensation it was. She tried (unsuccessfully) to get out of her contract almost immediately after the show hit the airwaves. Two years later, her then-husband Frank Sinatra used his considerable industry clout to get her released from her contract with ABC. Farrow's character "Allison Mackenzie" was written out by simply having her run away from town and never be heard from again. In 1968, the series' writers got even with Farrow in a way - they wrote a storyline in which a new girl came to town with a baby she claimed was birthed by Allison. This storyline was launched immediately after "Rosemary's Baby" (starring Mia Farrow) went into release. See more »

Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, the last name of the characters played by Dorothy Malone and Mia Farrow is spelled Mackenzie. In the original novel by Grace Metalious and the 1957 movie, the last name is spelled with a capital K (MacKenzie). There are no reports from the creators on if the name was spelled in the TV series on purpose or by accident. See more »

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Followed by Return to Peyton Place (1972) See more »

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This Is The Continuing Story Of Peyton Place
7 August 2013 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

First aired on TV in the Fall of 1964, this scandal-ridden, prime-time soap opera was notable for pushing the boundaries of what was considered morally acceptable in the pre-sexual revolution of the early 1960s.

Set in the quaint, picture-perfect, little, New England town of Peyton Place, what went on behind closed doors was enough to shock many delighted viewers right out of their socks and keep them coming back for more.

From adultery, to teen pregnancy, to mental illness, and, yes, to even murder, Peyton Place delivered the dirt in spades.

Filmed in b&w, Peyton Place's episodes have a running time of approx. 25 minutes and feature such a good looking cast of actors as - Mia Farrow, Ryan O'Neal, Dorothy Malone, Ed Nelson and Barbara Parkins.


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