IMDb > "Peyton Place" (1964)
"Peyton Place"
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany creditsepisode listepisodes castepisode ratings... by rating... by votes
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsmessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summaryplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

"Peyton Place" (1964) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1964-1969

Photos (See all 7 | slideshow) Videos
Peyton Place: :  -- Home video trailer for this classic TV show

Overview

User Rating:
7.5/10   295 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 18% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Contact:
View company contact information for Peyton Place on IMDbPro.
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)

Ed Nelson ... Michael Rossi (514 episodes, 1964-1969)

Barbara Parkins ... Betty Anderson Cord / ... (514 episodes, 1964-1969)

Ryan O'Neal ... Rodney Harrington (501 episodes, 1964-1969)
Christopher Connelly ... Norman Harrington (490 episodes, 1964-1969)

Dorothy Malone ... Constance Mackenzie Carson / ... (430 episodes, 1964-1968)

Tim O'Connor ... Elliot Carson (416 episodes, 1964-1968)
James Douglas ... Steven Cord / ... (404 episodes, 1965-1969)
Patricia Morrow ... Rita Jacks Harrington / ... (378 episodes, 1965-1969)

Mia Farrow ... Allison Mackenzie / ... (263 episodes, 1964-1966)

Paul Langton ... Leslie Harrington (219 episodes, 1964-1968)
(more)

Series Directed by
Ted Post (179 episodes, 1964-1969)
Walter Doniger (173 episodes, 1964-1968)
Jeffrey Hayden (39 episodes, 1965-1966)
William J. Hole Jr. (39 episodes, 1966-1969)
Harvey Hart (30 episodes, 1966-1967)
John Newland (24 episodes, 1965)
John Erman (12 episodes, 1967-1969)
Lee Philips (7 episodes, 1968-1969)
Gerald Mayer (3 episodes, 1967)
Stanley Z. Cherry (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Everett Chambers (3 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Writing credits
Grace Metalious (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
Paul Monash (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
Sonya Roberts (145 episodes, 1965-1969)
Lionel E. Siegel (139 episodes, 1965-1969)
Michael Gleason (132 episodes, 1965-1968)
John Wilder (119 episodes, 1965-1968)
Jerry Ziegman (90 episodes, 1965-1968)
Carol Sobieski (88 episodes, 1965-1968)
Ann Marcus (64 episodes, 1966-1969)
Rita Lakin (62 episodes, 1965-1966)
Peggy Shaw (29 episodes, 1965)
Richard De Roy (20 episodes, 1964-1965)
Robert J. Shaw (16 episodes, 1964-1965)
Malcolm Marmorstein (15 episodes, 1968)
Mathilde Ferro (12 episodes, 1964-1965)
Theodore Ferro (12 episodes, 1964-1965)
Sam Washington (8 episodes, 1969)
Richard Carr (7 episodes, 1965)
Lee Erwin (7 episodes, 1965)
Kenneth Hartman (7 episodes, 1968-1969)
Mark Saha (7 episodes, 1968-1969)
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)

Irna Phillips (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Paul Monash .... executive producer (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
William J. Hole Jr. .... associate producer (449 episodes, 1964-1969)
Everett Chambers .... producer (379 episodes, 1965-1969)
William Allyn .... associate producer (361 episodes, 1965-1968)
Nina Laemmle .... associate producer (274 episodes, 1966-1969)
Del Reisman .... associate producer / executive producer (165 episodes, 1965-1966)
Henry Colman .... associate producer (89 episodes, 1965)
Richard Goldstone .... producer (72 episodes, 1964-1965)
Felix E. Feist .... producer (63 episodes, 1965)
George B. Armitage .... associate producer (63 episodes, 1967)
Richard De Roy .... producer (52 episodes, 1966)
Therese Lewis .... associate producer (41 episodes, 1964-1965)
Lloyd Rosamond .... associate producer (26 episodes, 1964)
Daniel A. Nathan .... associate producer (22 episodes, 1969)
Howard Rodman .... associate producer (18 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Original Music by
Arthur Morton (412 episodes, 1964-1969)
Cyril J. Mockridge (62 episodes, 1964-1967)
Alexander Courage (18 episodes, 1966-1968)
Harry Sukman (4 episodes, 1964-1966)
Irving Gertz (3 episodes, 1964-1967)
Fred Steiner (2 episodes, 1964)
 
Series Cinematography by
Robert B. Hauser (249 episodes, 1964-1967)
William Cronjager (134 episodes, 1967-1969)
John M. Nickolaus Jr. (50 episodes, 1966-1968)
Dale Deverman (47 episodes, 1965-1966)
Monroe P. Askins (12 episodes, 1965-1966)
Charles Straumer (8 episodes, 1967-1968)
Charles G. Clarke (3 episodes, 1967-1969)
Richard A. Kelley (2 episodes, 1968)
Ellsworth Fredericks (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Film Editing by
Jamie Caylor (102 episodes, 1964-1969)
Charles L. Freeman (80 episodes, 1965-1969)
George Jay Nicholson (80 episodes, 1965-1969)
George Boemler (64 episodes, 1965-1968)
Stanford Tischler (44 episodes, 1965-1967)
Marshall Neilan Jr. (38 episodes, 1965-1967)
Basil Wrangell (23 episodes, 1964-1965)
Otto Ludwig (21 episodes, 1964-1965)
Chuck McClelland (16 episodes, 1965)
Richard Halsey (15 episodes, 1968-1969)
Ronald J. Fagan (11 episodes, 1968)
Robert Swink (8 episodes, 1965)
 
Series Casting by
Joe Scully (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Jack Martin Smith (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
Philip M. Jefferies (164 episodes, 1966-1968)
Stan Johnson (129 episodes, 1965-1967)
Jack Senter (82 episodes, 1964-1965)
Harry Kemm (38 episodes, 1965-1966)
Eugene Harris (35 episodes, 1968-1969)
Ed Graves (27 episodes, 1965-1967)
William L. Campbell (23 episodes, 1966-1967)
Lewis H. Creber (8 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Set Decoration by
Walter M. Scott (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
Robert De Vestel (193 episodes, 1965-1968)
Chester Bayhi (118 episodes, 1965-1968)
Eli Benneche (112 episodes, 1965-1969)
William F. Calvert (42 episodes, 1964-1965)
Steven Potter (21 episodes, 1966-1967)
James Cane (18 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Makeup Department
Margaret Donovan .... hair styling supervisor (203 episodes, 1965-1967)
Ben Nye .... makeup supervision (203 episodes, 1965-1967)
Dana Nye .... assistant makeup artist (137 episodes, 1966)
 
Series Production Management
William Self .... in charge of production (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
Daniel A. Nathan .... post-production supervisor (416 episodes, 1965-1969)
Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor (337 episodes, 1966-1969)
Lloyd Allen .... unit production manager (269 episodes, 1966-1969)
Gaston Glass .... production manager (176 episodes, 1964-1966)
James Blakeley .... post-production supervisor (22 episodes, 1964-1965)
Arthur Lueker .... unit production manager (18 episodes, 1965)
Burnet Lamont .... unit production manager (8 episodes, 1967)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Engle .... assistant director (121 episodes, 1966-1969)
Burnet Lamont .... assistant director (95 episodes, 1965-1967)
Ray Taylor Jr. .... assistant director (65 episodes, 1966-1967)
Jack Gertsman .... assistant director (58 episodes, 1964-1965)
Larry Powell .... assistant director (57 episodes, 1967-1969)
Wilbur McGaugh .... assistant director (28 episodes, 1964-1965)
William F. Sheehan .... assistant director (20 episodes, 1965-1966)
Henry Weinberger .... assistant director (18 episodes, 1965-1966)
Ridgeway Callow .... assistant director (15 episodes, 1965)
Ted Butcher .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1966)
Arthur Lueker .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1967)
Bruce Fowler Jr. .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1968)
David Whorf .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1968)
Eli Dunn .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1967)

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 (283 episodes, 1965-1968)
Ralph Hickey .... supervising sound effects editor (131 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 (449 episodes, 1964-1968)
 
Series Music Department
Lionel Newman .... conductor / music supervision / ... (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
Franz Waxman .... composer: "Peyton Place" theme music (514 episodes, 1964-1969)
Leonard A. Engel .... supervising music editor (462 episodes, 1964-1968)
Kenneth Hall .... music editor (347 episodes, 1965-1968)
Ted Roberts .... music editor (111 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 (275 episodes, 1966-1969)
Nina Laemmle .... story editor (221 episodes, 1964-1966)
Ceil Armanda .... assistant to executive producer (158 episodes, 1965-1966)
Annabelle King .... assistant to executive producer (124 episodes, 1966-1967)
Richard De Roy .... executive script consultant (115 episodes, 1965-1966)
Robert Specht .... story editor / associate story editor (71 episodes, 1966)
Steven W. Carabatsos .... script consultant (28 episodes, 1964-1965)
Richard Michaels .... script supervisor (10 episodes, 1964)

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

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
30 min (514 episodes)
Country:
Language:
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:
In late 1965, Dorothy Malone only had to be on the set two days a week. She was quoted saying: "I've never worked so little or had such an easy job."See more »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
16 out of 21 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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (8 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "Peyton Place" (1964)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Who was in ALL 514 episodes? waldenpond88
A Coffee Table Book on 'Peyton Place' waldenpond88
Ed Nelson dead jkinoz
Ann Howard's Death greendahlias
Why is the episode guide of PP still not complete? waldenpond88
Betty Anderson skiddoo
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Peyton Place A Place in the Sun They Won't Forget Persepolis Home from the Hill
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
External reviews News articles IMDb TV section
IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button