Peyton Place

Grace Metalious’ once-notorious bestseller Peyton Place is given a lavish — and necessarily toned-down — film treatment in this deluxe 20th Century-Fox production. Set during WWII, the film concentrates on several denizens of the outwardly respectable New England community of Peyton Place. Top-billed Lana Turner plays shopkeeper Constance McKenzie, who tries to make up for a past indiscretion — which resulted in her illegitimate daughter Allison (Diane Varsi) — by adopting a chaste, prudish attitude towards all things sexual. In spite of herself, Constance can’t help but be attracted to handsome new teacher Michael Rossi (Lee Philips). Meanwhile, the restless Allison, who’d like to be as footloose and fancy-free as the town’s “fast girl” Betty Anderson (Terry Moore), falls sincerely in love with mixed-up mama’s boy Norman Page (Russ Tamblyn).

Directors: Mark Robson
Actors: Lana Turner, Lee Philips, Lloyd Nolan, Arthur Kennedy, Russ Tamblyn, Terry Moore, Hope Lange, Diane Varsi, David Nelson, Barry Coe, Betty Field
Countrys: USA

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Score Rating Count Release Date RunTime
7.2 4,534 1957-12-13 151

Crew Details

Job Title Member Name Job Title Member Name
DirectorMark RobsonProducerJerry Wald
ScreenplayJohn Michael HayesNovelGrace Metalious
Original Music ComposerFranz WaxmanDirector of PhotographyWilliam C. Mellor
EditorDavid BrethertonEditorJames B. Clark
Art DirectionJack Martin SmithArt DirectionLyle R. Wheeler
Set DecorationBertram C. GrangerSet DecorationWalter M. Scott
Costume DesignAdele Palmer

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