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Return to Peyton Place (1961)

Approved | | Drama | 5 May 1961 (USA)
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The residents of Peyton Place, New Hampshire, are not happy when its most famous denizen, Alison Mackenzie, writes a "shocking" novel detailing the sinful secrets of the town. Most outraged... See full summary »

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José Ferrer

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Ronald Alexander (screenplay), Grace Metalious (novel)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carol Lynley ... Allison MacKenzie
Jeff Chandler ... Lewis Jackman
Eleanor Parker ... Connie Rossi
Mary Astor ... Mrs. Roberta Carter
Robert Sterling ... Mike Rossi
Luciana Paluzzi ... Raffaella Carter
Brett Halsey ... Ted Carter
Gunnar Hellström ... Nils Larsen (as Gunnar Hellstrom)
Tuesday Weld ... Selena Cross
Rosemary Clooney ... Herself - Vocalist During Opening and Closing Credits (voice)
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The residents of Peyton Place, New Hampshire, are not happy when its most famous denizen, Alison Mackenzie, writes a "shocking" novel detailing the sinful secrets of the town. Most outraged is malicious Roberta Carter, who wants the book banned from the school library. Roberta's other mission is to destroy her son Ted's marriage to his Italian bride. Theirs, however, isn't the only marriage in trouble: Alison's book is causing a rift between her mother and stepfather, who is also the school principal and one of the book's few defendants. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rückkehr nach Peyton Place See more »

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Jerry Wald Productions See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Bette Davis and Joan Crawford were both considered for the role that eventually went to 'Mary Astor (I)'. See more »

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American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films 1961-1970 identifies Gunnar Hellström's character as "Lars" instead of "Nils." See more »

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Featured in Film Review: In Cold Blood/Glossies (1968) See more »

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The Wonderful Season of Love
Music by Franz Waxman
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
Performed by Rosemary Clooney
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Not as sensational
6 May 2003 | by willramsSee all my reviews

Not as sensational as the great Metalious' novel based upon a small New England town with all it's small talk, and nasty inuendos, but it holds it's own with fine performances of Mary Astor, who really steals the show as the embittered mean old lady who spoils things for others. Cast includes Carol Lynley as Allison Mackenzie who writes her book; Jaff Chandler, as the publicist; Eleanor Parker as Connie; and Tuesday Weld as Selena Cross. I give it 6/10


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