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Peyton PlaceNewcomer Michael Rossi arrives in town on the eve of World War II and is soon involved with gorgeous but prudish shop owner Constance MacKenzie, only to realize that the peaceful New England town hides secrets and scandals.
Actors of "Peyton Place"
Characters of "Peyton Place"
Directors of "Peyton Place"Mark RobsonBirthdate: 4 December 1913, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Creators of "Peyton Place"John Michael HayesBirthdate: 11 May 1919, Worcester, Massachusetts, USAGrace MetaliousBirthdate: 8 September 1924, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
Critic Reviews of "Peyton Place"VarietyJuly 06, 2010
Under Mark Robson's direction, every one of the performers delivers a topnotch portrayal.Time OutJune 24, 2006
It comes with its full quota of sex, conspiracy and violence, but the story is told in such circumspect fashion that next to nobody was offended.Chicago ReaderJanuary 01, 2000
It's corn in the grand style, much of it delivered with sweep and conviction, and the intrigues come thick and fast.Film4January 30, 2012
Peyton Place, with its myriad plot threads and cast of characters is a rollicking good yarn with obvious melodramatic tensions borne from some very juicy themes.TV GuideJanuary 30, 2012
This is the kind of hypertensive trash that gives melodrama a bad name, cynically tempering its naughty bits with smug moralizing.Video-Reviewmaster.comMay 25, 2007
See it for 1950s' sexual mores if nothing else.EmanuelLevy.ComOctober 08, 2006
Mark Robson's Hollywood version is far more enjoyable than the Grace Mattallius's trashy novel it's based upon, a quintessential small-town movie that in morality and other issues is sort of an ideological summation of the entire decade.Empire MagazineApril 06, 2005
Effective melodrama with some satisfying emotional confrontations, particularly from Lana Turner.Goatdog's MoviesJanuary 15, 2005
It's by turns gripping and silly. I suppose that's what makes good soap.Apollo GuideSeptember 22, 2004
Shows America's beauty through its warts and blemishes, something that even today is often overlooked.Slant MagazineMarch 02, 2004
The elements and storylines that ended up watered-down are to the detriment of the film's overall effect.Not Coming to a Theater Near YouFebruary 20, 2004
Though a contemporary audience would hardly find Peyton Place shocking today, what is intriguing is that audiences in 1957 would not have found it shocking either.
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