- Original title
- Running time
- 162 min.
- United States
John Michael Hayes (Novel: Grace Metalious)
William C. Mellor
Robert H. Harris,
20th Century Fox
Drama | Melodrama
- Synopsis / Plot
- A story set in a small New England village whose peaceful facade hides love and passion, scandal and hypocrisy. Allison, a beautiful high school student and aspiring writer, struggles to grow up under the thumb of her emotionally crippled single mother. The mother, Constance MacKenzie, a woman with a hidden past, is now aroused by the temptations of the new high school principal. On the other side of town, Allison's best friend Selena lives in a shack with an abusive stepfather. As the seasons change, so do Allison and her friends, as they struggle to mature in the stifling small town. Finally, Allison leaves Peyton Place, but she returns to help Selena, now accused of murdering her stepfather. The trial will expose the town's bankrupt moral standards and finally bring its citizens together.
: Oscar: 0/9 Nominations, including Best Picture, Director and Actress (Turner)
: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Supporting Actresses (Dunnock & Lange)
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Drama Screenplay
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