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Murder in Peyton Place (1977)

A former resident of the town of Peyton Place, now wealthy and powerful, secretly returns to the town and sets in motion a spate of killings designed as revenge for past wrongs.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Constance MacKenzie
... Dr. Michael Rossi
... Elliot Carson
... Jill Harrington
... Norman Harrington
... Allison MacKenzie (archive footage)
... Betty Anderson Roerick
... Ellen Considine
... Tommy Crimpton
... Steven Cord
... Stella Chernak
... Stan Haley
... Denise Haley
... Springer
... Bonnie Buehler
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Made for television movie that features some of the characters from the long running television series. In it Allison Mackenzie and Rodney Harrington go back to Peyton Place, and before they make contact with anyone, they are killed in a car accident. Now their relatives are told that Rodney was drunk but his brother Norman doesn't believe that, so he tries to find out what happened. And unknown to anyone, Stella Churnak has returned and is out to wreak havoc on Peyton Place. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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The original director, Robert Hartford-Davis, died after three days of filming. See more »

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Stella Chernak: I intend to destroy Peyton Place.
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"And as she appeared in her original role Mia Farrow" The actress is listed in the opening credits. Her performance consisted of archive footage from the "Peyton Place" television series. See more »

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Follows Return to Peyton Place (1972) See more »

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A Rare Find On My Part...
19 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

I was stumbling through my TV listings recently and found a listing for the movie "Murder in Peyton Place". I decided to tape it because I knew it would be a rare find and if I didn't tape it, I wouldn't get the chance to see it again for a very long time.

"Murder in Peyton Place" features some (maybe most) of the original television cast (Dorothy Malone, Ed Nelson, etc.) reprising their roles for the movie, which was broadcast on NBC on October 3, 1977. (The original TV series was broadcast on ABC from 1964 to 1969.) I didn't see the original series (it was before my time), but I heard it was an interesting series and according to some people, it was considered to be the first prime-time dramatic serial on television. ("Dallas" was more popular in the 1980s.)

After taping the movie, I then proceeded to watch it. I find the movie to be quite interesting. It was like you were back in the town you once visited on your TV screens in the '60s.

Anyway, it's a good movie (in my opinion) and if there's a die-hard "Peyton Place" collector out there, he/she should consider adding this movie to their collection. It's something you don't see often nowadays.


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