Return to Peyton Place (1961)

122 mins | Drama | 1961

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HISTORY

A sequel to Peyton Place (Twentieth Century--Fox, ... More Less

A sequel to Peyton Place (Twentieth Century--Fox, 1957). More Less

CAST
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PRODUCTION TEXT
A Jerry Wald Production
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Dir of photog
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Return to Peyton Place by Grace Metalious (New York, 1959).
SONGS
"The Wonderful Season of Love," words and music by Paul Francis Webster and Franz Waxman, sung by Rosemary Clooney.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
1961
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 5 May 1961
Copyright Claimant:
Jerry Wald Productions
Copyright Date:
4 May 1961
Copyright Number:
LP19491
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
De Luxe
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Duration(in mins):
122
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Young Allison MacKenzie, who is called to New York for the final editing of her first novel (a thinly disguised case history of the residents of her hometown of Peyton Place), falls in love with her publisher, Lewis Jackman, an older married man. When the novel is published, many townspeople are outraged, particularly Roberta Carter, a domineering and snobbish woman determined to wreck her son Ted's marriage to his Italian-born wife, Raffaella. Hounded by her lurid past, Selena Cross is unable to face her lover, ski instructor Lars Hedlom. Allison's mother, Connie, shocked by her daughter's exposé of the town's citizens, becomes enraged when her husband, school principal Mike Rossi, is fired because he refuses to remove the novel from the school library. Meanwhile, Roberta has finally succeeded in driving her daughter-in-law out of the house. Emotionally upset, Raffaella races to the ski slopes and nearly causes herself to have a miscarriage. Events come to a head when a town meeting is called to discuss Rossi's defense of the controversial novel. Allison and Lewis are present when Connie publicly stands by her daughter and denounces Roberta Carter as a hypocritical bigot. The crisis over, Mike is reinstated at the school, Selena is reunited with Lars, and Ted is reconciled with Raffaella when he finally stands up to his mother. A more mature and wiser Allison realizes that she could never find true happiness by destroying Lewis' ... +


Young Allison MacKenzie, who is called to New York for the final editing of her first novel (a thinly disguised case history of the residents of her hometown of Peyton Place), falls in love with her publisher, Lewis Jackman, an older married man. When the novel is published, many townspeople are outraged, particularly Roberta Carter, a domineering and snobbish woman determined to wreck her son Ted's marriage to his Italian-born wife, Raffaella. Hounded by her lurid past, Selena Cross is unable to face her lover, ski instructor Lars Hedlom. Allison's mother, Connie, shocked by her daughter's exposé of the town's citizens, becomes enraged when her husband, school principal Mike Rossi, is fired because he refuses to remove the novel from the school library. Meanwhile, Roberta has finally succeeded in driving her daughter-in-law out of the house. Emotionally upset, Raffaella races to the ski slopes and nearly causes herself to have a miscarriage. Events come to a head when a town meeting is called to discuss Rossi's defense of the controversial novel. Allison and Lewis are present when Connie publicly stands by her daughter and denounces Roberta Carter as a hypocritical bigot. The crisis over, Mike is reinstated at the school, Selena is reunited with Lars, and Ted is reconciled with Raffaella when he finally stands up to his mother. A more mature and wiser Allison realizes that she could never find true happiness by destroying Lewis' marriage. +

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