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Peyton Place ()


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A peaceful New England town hides secrets and scandals.

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Constance MacKenzie
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Michael Rossi
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Dr. Swain
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Lucas Cross
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Norman Page
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Betty Anderson
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Selena Cross
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Allison MacKenzie
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Ted Carter
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Rodney Harrington
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Nellie Cross
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Miss Elsie Thornton
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Mr. Harrington
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Prosecutor
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Seth Bushwell
Tami Conner ...
Margie
Staats Cotsworth ...
Charles Partridge
Peg Hillias ...
Marion Partridge
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Mrs. Evelyn Page
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Jury Foreman (uncredited)
Jim Brandt ...
Messenger (uncredited)
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Court Bailiff (uncredited)
Edith Clair ...
Miss Colton (uncredited)
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Army Sergeant (uncredited)
Fred Fisher ...
Clerk (uncredited)
Kay Garrett ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Tom Greenway ...
Judge (uncredited)
Robert Haines ...
Court Clerk (uncredited)
Edwin Jerome ...
Cory Hyde (uncredited)
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Pee Wee (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Bailiff (uncredited)
William Lundmark ...
Paul Cross (uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ...
White Hall Inn Bar Patron (uncredited)
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Naval Officer (uncredited)
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Joseph 'Joey' Cross (uncredited)
Audrey Preisendorf ...
Parade Participant (uncredited)
Vernon Preisendorf ...
Parade Participant (uncredited)
Alan Reed Jr. ...
Matt (uncredited)
Steffi Sidney ...
Kathy (uncredited)
Alfred Tonkel ...
Bailiff (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Guest at Whitehall Inn (uncredited)
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Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mark Robson

Written by

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John Michael Hayes ... (screenplay)
 
Grace Metalious ... (from the novel by)

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Jerry Wald ... producer

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Franz Waxman

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William C. Mellor ... director of photography (as William Mellor)

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David Bretherton
James B. Clark ... (uncredited)

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Leonard Doss ... color consultant
Lyman Hallowell ... assistant editor (uncredited)

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Jack Martin Smith
Lyle R. Wheeler

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Bertram C. Granger ... (set decorations) (as Bertram Granger)
Walter M. Scott ... (set decorations)

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Adele Palmer ... (costumes designed by)

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Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Helen Turpin ... hair stylist
Del Armstrong ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Buddy King ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Allan Snyder ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Hal Herman ... assistant director
Jack Gertsman ... second assistant director (uncredited)

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Frank Moran ... sound
E. Clayton Ward ... sound
Don Isaacs ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Jim Leppert ... sound recordist (uncredited)
Bates Mason ... sound recordist (uncredited)

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L.B. Abbott ... special photographic effects

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James Mitchell ... still photographer (uncredited)
Homer Plannette ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Charles Le Maire ... executive wardrobe designer (as Charles LeMaire)
Adene Henderson ... costumes: women (uncredited)
Frank Roberts ... costumes: men (uncredited)

Music Department

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Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator
Arthur Grinnell ... musicians coordinator: marching band (uncredited)
Franz Waxman ... conductor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Helen Thackery ... script supervisor (uncredited)

Other crew

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Curtis Harrington ... assistant to producer (uncredited)
Fred Perkins ... dialectician (uncredited)
Howard Stetson ... consultant: vintage car coordinator (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

It's the pre-WWII era. Peyton Place is a small town in New England, whose leading adult citizens rule the town with their high moral standards, which they try to pass on to their offspring. The adults, especially those that wield power largely through their positions and/or through their wealth, will not tolerate anything they believe morally improper, even if there is a hint of impropriety without comprehensive evidence to back up the hints. As their offspring grow from teenagers to adults, the offspring learn that there is much hypocrisy by the adults lying underneath that façade of proper Christian morals. The offspring begin to rebel in different ways, which is brought to public scrutiny with the arrival into town of an "outsider", the new young high school principal Michael Rossi, and through a murder trial. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Jerry Wald's Production of Peyton Place (United States)
  • Jerry Wald's Production of Peyton Place (United Kingdom)
  • Les plaisirs de l'enfer (France)
  • Vidas borrascosas (Spain)
  • Når man er ung (Denmark)
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  • 157 min
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Trivia Some of the shots of the New England fall were shot for The Trouble with Harry (1955). See more »
Goofs Mike Rossi and Dr. Swain are driving in a car and they come to a stop sign. The sign is red. All stop signs were yellow (with little round glass reflectors in the letters) in the 1940s (the time of this picture) and stop signs were not changed to red until the mid 1950s. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997). See more »
Soundtracks Wonderful Season of Love (Theme from Peyton Place) See more »
Quotes Constance MacKenzie: All men are alike. The approach is different; the result is always the same.
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