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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Release Date:
15 September 1964 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The original primetime soap took place in the title town, which was founded by the Peyton family, whose members included the Harringtons... See more »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Before "Dynasty" and "Dallas" there was "Peyton Place" the 50th Anniversary See more (8 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 10 of 120)

Ryan O'Neal ... Rodney Harrington (465 episodes, 1964-1969)

Barbara Parkins ... Betty Anderson Cord / ... (459 episodes, 1964-1969)

Ed Nelson ... Michael Rossi (451 episodes, 1964-1969)
Christopher Connelly ... Norman Harrington (408 episodes, 1964-1969)
James Douglas ... Steven Cord / ... (388 episodes, 1965-1969)

Dorothy Malone ... Constance Mackenzie Carson / ... (363 episodes, 1964-1968)

Tim O'Connor ... Elliot Carson (355 episodes, 1964-1968)
Patricia Morrow ... Rita Jacks Harrington / ... (337 episodes, 1965-1969)

Mia Farrow ... Allison Mackenzie / ... (234 episodes, 1964-1966)

Paul Langton ... Leslie Harrington (218 episodes, 1964-1968)
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Series Directed by
Ted Post (141 episodes, 1964-1969)
Walter Doniger (123 episodes, 1964-1968)
John Newland (24 episodes, 1965)
William J. Hole Jr. (20 episodes, 1967-1969)
Jeffrey Hayden (14 episodes, 1965-1966)
John Erman (10 episodes, 1967-1969)
Harvey Hart (9 episodes, 1966-1967)
Lee Philips (7 episodes, 1968-1969)
Stanley Z. Cherry (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Everett Chambers (3 episodes, 1969)
Gerald Mayer (2 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Writing credits
Grace Metalious (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
Paul Monash (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
Sonya Roberts (88 episodes, 1965-1969)
Lionel E. Siegel (88 episodes, 1965-1969)
Michael Gleason (79 episodes, 1965-1968)
John Wilder (71 episodes, 1965-1968)
Carol Sobieski (47 episodes, 1965-1968)
Rita Lakin (44 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ann Marcus (41 episodes, 1966-1969)
Jerry Ziegman (39 episodes, 1965-1967)
Peggy Shaw (29 episodes, 1965)
Richard De Roy (18 episodes, 1964-1965)
Robert J. Shaw (16 episodes, 1964-1965)
Malcolm Marmorstein (15 episodes, 1968)
Mathilde Ferro (8 episodes, 1964-1965)
Richard Carr (7 episodes, 1965)
Lee Erwin (7 episodes, 1965)
Kenneth Hartman (7 episodes, 1968-1969)
Mark Saha (7 episodes, 1968-1969)
Sam Washington (7 episodes, 1969)
Theodore Ferro (6 episodes, 1964)
Nina Laemmle (6 episodes, 1968-1969)
Gerry Day (5 episodes, 1965)
Wharton Jones (5 episodes, 1968-1969)
Del Reisman (5 episodes, 1968-1969)
Don Balluck (4 episodes, 1965)
Franklin Barton (3 episodes, 1964)
Laurence Richards (2 episodes, 1964)
Jessica Stephans (2 episodes, 1965)
Gene Boland (2 episodes, 1968-1969)

Steven W. Carabatsos (unknown episodes)
Harold Gast (unknown episodes)
Irna Phillips (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Paul Monash .... executive producer (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
Everett Chambers .... producer (150 episodes, 1965-1969)
William J. Hole Jr. .... associate producer (96 episodes, 1964-1969)
William Allyn .... associate producer (76 episodes, 1965-1968)
Felix E. Feist .... producer (61 episodes, 1965)
Nina Laemmle .... associate producer (54 episodes, 1966-1969)
Richard Goldstone .... producer (49 episodes, 1964-1965)
Del Reisman .... associate producer (36 episodes, 1965-1966)
Henry Colman .... associate producer (17 episodes, 1965)
George B. Armitage .... associate producer (13 episodes, 1967)
Lloyd Rosamond .... associate producer (12 episodes, 1964)
Dan Nathan .... associate producer (9 episodes, 1969)
Richard De Roy .... producer (8 episodes, 1966)
Therese Lewis .... associate producer (6 episodes, 1964-1965)
Howard Rodman .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Original Music by
Arthur Morton (94 episodes, 1964-1969)
Cyril J. Mockridge (26 episodes, 1964-1966)
Alexander Courage (5 episodes, 1966)
Fred Steiner (2 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Cinematography by
Robert B. Hauser (59 episodes, 1964-1967)
William Cronjager (27 episodes, 1967-1969)
Dale Deverman (10 episodes, 1965-1966)
John M. Nickolaus Jr. (4 episodes, 1966-1968)
Charles Straumer (3 episodes, 1967-1968)
Monroe P. Askins (2 episodes, 1965-1966)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jamie Caylor (24 episodes, 1964-1969)
Charles L. Freeman (18 episodes, 1965-1969)
George Jay Nicholson (16 episodes, 1965-1969)
George Boemler (15 episodes, 1965-1968)
Stanford Tischler (11 episodes, 1965-1967)
Marshall Neilan Jr. (7 episodes, 1965-1966)
Basil Wrangell (5 episodes, 1964-1965)
Otto Ludwig (3 episodes, 1964-1965)
Chuck McClelland (3 episodes, 1965)
Richard Halsey (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Casting by
Joe Scully (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jack Martin Smith (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
Philip M. Jefferies (22 episodes, 1966-1968)
Jack Senter (13 episodes, 1964-1965)
Stan Johnson (9 episodes, 1965-1967)
Harry Kemm (7 episodes, 1965)
Eugene Harris (7 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Walter M. Scott (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
Robert De Vestel (20 episodes, 1965-1968)
Chester Bayhi (14 episodes, 1965-1968)
William F. Calvert (8 episodes, 1964-1965)
Eli Benneche (8 episodes, 1966-1968)
James Cane (6 episodes, 1969)
Steven Potter (2 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Makeup Department
Dana Nye .... assistant makeup artist (137 episodes, 1966)
Margaret Donovan .... hair styling supervisor (35 episodes, 1965-1967)
Ben Nye .... makeup supervision (35 episodes, 1965-1967)
 
Series Production Management
William Self .... in charge of production (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
Dan Nathan .... post-production supervisor (82 episodes, 1965-1968)
Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor (63 episodes, 1966-1969)
Lloyd Allen .... unit production manager (53 episodes, 1966-1969)
Gaston Glass .... production manager (40 episodes, 1964-1965)
James Blakeley .... post-production supervisor (23 episodes, 1964-1966)
Arthur Lueker .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Engle .... assistant director (25 episodes, 1966-1969)
Burnet Lamont .... assistant director (23 episodes, 1965-1967)
Jack Gertsman .... assistant director (12 episodes, 1964-1965)
Ray Taylor Jr. .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1966-1967)
Larry Powell .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1967-1969)
Wilbur McGaugh .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1964-1965)
William F. Sheehan .... assistant director (5 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ridgeway Callow .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1965)
Henry Weinberger .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1965)
David Whorf .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1968)

Steven Bernhardt .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Lynn Guthrie .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
James Parrish .... property master (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Jack Kirschner .... supervising sound effects editor / sound effects editor (58 episodes, 1965-1968)
Ralph Hickey .... supervising sound effects editor (29 episodes, 1964-1965)
 
Series Special Effects by
Johnny Borgese .... special effects crew (2 episodes, 1964)

Greg C. Jensen .... special effects (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Gene Evans .... camera operator (163 episodes, 1966-1969)
Jim Sellars .... assistant camera (62 episodes, 1968)
Lance Williams .... dolly grip (26 episodes, 1969)
Randall Robinson .... assistant camera (4 episodes, 1969)

Thomas Del Ruth .... assistant camera (unknown episodes, 1967)
Robert F. Sparks .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Robert Mintz .... post-production coordinator (460 episodes, 1964-1968)
 
Series Music Department
Franz Waxman .... composer: "Peyton Place" theme music (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
Lionel Newman .... music supervision / conductor / ... (224 episodes, 1964-1969)
Leonard A. Engel .... supervising music editor (98 episodes, 1964-1968)
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (71 episodes, 1965-1968)
Ted Roberts .... music editor (25 episodes, 1964-1965)
George Korngold .... music editor (2 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... driver (35 episodes, 1964-1966)
 
Series Other crew
Del Reisman .... executive story consultant / executive script consultant (49 episodes, 1966-1969)
Nina Laemmle .... story editor (45 episodes, 1964-1966)
Ceil Armanda .... assistant to executive producer (36 episodes, 1965-1966)
Richard De Roy .... executive script consultant (29 episodes, 1965-1966)
Annabelle King .... assistant to executive producer (18 episodes, 1966-1967)
Robert Specht .... story editor / associate story editor (17 episodes, 1966)
Richard Michaels .... script supervisor (10 episodes, 1964)
Steven W. Carabatsos .... script consultant (7 episodes, 1964-1965)

Irna Phillips .... creative consultant (unknown episodes)
Robert Sonntag .... production assistant (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (514 episodes)
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Color:
Black and White (1964-1966) | Color (1966-1969)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Dorothy Malone complained that her role was being overshadowed by the role of co-star Mia Farrow. In 1968, she was written off the show, and she sued 20th Century Fox for breach of contract. The case was settled out of court.See more »
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15 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Before "Dynasty" and "Dallas" there was "Peyton Place" the 50th Anniversary, 15 August 2002
Author: raysond from Chapel Hill, North Carolina

This show was without a doubt one of the first prime time soap operas in the history of television. The series upon its original broadcast was the first to aired twice a week during its entire five-year run. Every 514 telecasts were original episodes in which 182 episodes of its first two seasons were telecast in black and white from September 15,1964 until September 7,1966. 332 episodes for Seasons 3 thru 6 were in color from September 12,1966 until June 2,1969. The series aired on Monday and Wednesday nights in prime- time for ABC-TV from September 15, 1964 until the final episode on June 2, 1969. The executive producers were Paul Monash, along with Ben Brady and Irma Phillips along with Everett Chambers and Richard Goldstone for Twentieth Century-Fox Television. William Self was in charge of production.

This show was a must see because for one you'll never what is about to occur or happened the next and it was always left viewers in a cliffhanger until either tomorrow or next week for the continuation of the story. When the show aired on ABC-TV on September 15, 1964,viewers got the chance to recognized some of the characters who were in fact behind the drama and scandal that was in fact Peyton Place,but in other words,the series picked up where the first two installments of the movie versions,"Peyton Place"(1957),and its sequel,"Return To Peyton Place" (1961)left off. In the TV series though,it was in two parts where one part would play on one night,and the next night it would have the conclusion and so forth. On November 5,1965 the series expanded its format to three times a week (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights)a run that would continue until the end of Season 2.

A selected who's who of top-list Hollywood's best got top billing within this series which included Dorothy Malone, Leslie Nielsen, Ryan O' Neal, Gena Rowlands,and an unknown actress named Mia Farrow who got her start on this series. Mia Farrow was with the series during it's first two seasons(1964-1966)and after her stint went on to become a huge Hollywood star. As the series went along more guest stars would make weekly appearances. This was a series that tackled some the issues of the day and had viewers coming back for more.

During its entire run only actors Ed Nelson, Barbara Parkins, and Christopher Connelly along with Tim O'Connor were with the series throughout its entire run. All of that change when the show made the transition to color for Season 3 on September 12,1966. In the fall of 1968(Season 4), African-American actors and writers were hired for the series and for the first time the show would have its first black family moving into Peyton Place which were played by Percy Rodriguez and Ruby Dee and their college bound son played by a youthful Glynn Truman. The show had it all....blackmail,murder,jealously,envy,and prejudices all within a half hour which went to airing twice a week for Seasons 2 thru 4 but during its final season was cut back to a once a week format due to its ratings that were beginning to declined until the show's final episode and the last episode in the series on June 2, 1969 after more than five seasons and 514 episodes. The series that eventually replaced "Peyton Place" original prime-time run was another prime-time soap that ABC would bring in steady ratings was also based on a 1964 theatrical picture titled " Harold Robbins' The Carpetbaggers" that lasted 15 episodes when it premiered in the "Peyton Place" time slot on September 22, 1969 until January 12, 1970.

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