Adapted from the scorching pages of Grace Metalious' scandalous novel - one of the biggest-selling books of all time - Peyton Place lifts the lid on the lives and loves of a group of ordinary people in a small New England town. The multiple stories revealed herein - involving sexual frustrations, suicide, rape and murder - are skillfully woven together by a fine screenplay by John Michael Hayes and the tight direction of Mark Robson. Aided by excellent performances from an all-star cast, including Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Arthur Kennedy, Diane Varsi, Russ Tamblyn, Lloyd Nolan and Betty Field, Peyton Place is one of Hollywood's finest and most successful dramas. This outstanding movie spawned not only a successful sequel but an even more successful and long-running TV series.
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