Peyton Place

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Director:
Mark Robson
Released:
1957
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Peyton Place is a 1957 drama starring Lana Turner, Diane Varsi, and Hope Lange in a story about a New England town filled with sex, secrets, and scandal, based on the popular 1956 novel of the same name by Grace Metalious. The film focuses on three women living in Peyton Place, a small town that looks for all the world like a picturesque and innocent New England town, full of American ideals and morals. However, as the lives of these three women reveal, the town is anything but ideal, as a drama unfolds filled with murder, sexual abuse, and suicide. Constance MacKenzie (Turner) is trying her best to shield her daughter, Allison (Varsi), from the harsh realities that she has had to deal with. Allison was born out of wedlock, the product of an affair between Constance and a man from New York City, although Allison believes her father and mother were married until he died tragically young. Meanwhile, Constance's best friend, Selena Cross (Lange), is forced to take violent action against an abusive step-father. Peyton Place inspired a long-running soap opera of the same name and received nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.

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