Peyton Place (1957)
Front Cover Actor
Lana Turner Constance MacKenzie
Lee Philips Michael Rossi
Lloyd Nolan Dr. Swain
Arthur Kennedy Lucas Cross
Russ Tamblyn Norman Page
Terry Moore Betty Anderson
Hope Lange Selena Cross
Diane Varsi Allison MacKenzie
David Nelson Ted Carter
Barry Coe Rodney Harrington
Betty Field Nellie Cross
Movie Details
Genre Drama; Romance
Director Mark Robson
Producer Jerry Wald
Writer John Michael Hayes; Grace Metalious
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 2 hr 42 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Nominated for nine Academy Awards in 1957, Peyton Place has become synonymous with torrid soap opera. Though the novel by Grace Metalious is even more sensational, the movie provides plenty of tantalizing story turns--secrets, adultery, rape, bitter parents, frustrated teenagers, suicide, and murder. Multiple storylines deftly interweave: Allison MacKenzie (Diane Varsi), an ambitious young girl struggling with the neurotic fears of her mother (Lana Turner, in a career-reviving performance) and the neurotic fears of the boy she loves (Russ Tamblyn), while her best friend Selena Cross (Hope Lange) fights off the brutal advances of her drunken stepfather. The movie had to sanitize the novel's New England town in order to get some of the more unsavory plot turns past the censors; ironically, the glossy "normal" surface makes these events all the more shocking, paving the way for David Lynch's Blue Velvet and Twin Peaks. --Bret Fetzer
Personal Details
My Rating
Seen It No
Index 1365
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/24/04
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Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 2.35:1
UPC 024543103264
Release Date 3/2/04
Subtitles English; Spanish
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
French Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features