This engaging follow-up to Grace Metalious’ best-seller is a study in big-time ambition and small-town narrow-mindedness. Peyton Place residents are up in arms after Allison MacKenzie (Carol Lynley) writes a scandalous novel whose characters and events closely mirror those in her hometown. Even her stepfather’s (Robert Sterling) position as high school principal is threatened after he refuses to remove her book from the school’s library. But the controversy doesn’t end there – in Manhattan editing her book, Mackenzie is tempted to become involved with her married publisher (Jeff Chandler), while back in the small town, a miserable matriarch (Mary Astor) tries to destroy her son’s marriage because of her own bigotry.

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Return to Peyton Place (1961)

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This engaging follow-up to Grace Metalious’ best-seller is a study in big-time ambition and small-town narrow-mindedness. Peyton Place residents are up in arms after Allison MacKenzie (Carol Lynley) writes a scandalous novel whose characters and events closely mirror those in her hometown. Even her stepfather’s (Robert Sterling) position as high school principal is threatened after he refuses to remove her book from the school’s library. But the controversy doesn’t end there – in Manhattan editing her book, Mackenzie is tempted to become involved with her married publisher (Jeff Chandler), while back in the small town, a miserable matriarch (Mary Astor) tries to destroy her son’s marriage because of her own bigotry.

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Cast
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Carol Lynley

Allison
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Jeff Chandler

Lewis Jackman
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Eleanor Parker

Connie Rossi
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Mary Astor

Mrs. Roberta Carter
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Robert Sterling

Mike Rossi
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Luciana Paluzzi

Raffaella
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Brett Halsey

Ted
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Gunnar Hellström

Nils (as Gunnar Hellstrom)
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Tuesday Weld

Selena
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Joan Banks

Mrs. Humphries (uncredited)
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Helen Bennett

Interviewer (uncredited)
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Bill Bradley

Mark Steele (uncredited)
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Jack Carr

Mr. Johnson (uncredited)
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Harry Carter

Newspaper Publisher (uncredited)
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Bob Crane

Peter White (uncredited)
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Alex Dunand

Pierre Galante (uncredited)
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Tim Durant

John Smith (uncredited)
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José Ferrer

Voice of Mark Steele (uncredited)
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Bess Flowers

Lady at Town Meeting (uncredited)
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Wilton Graff

Dr. Fowlkes (uncredited)
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Pitt Herbert

Seth Wadley (uncredited)
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Jennifer Howard

Mrs. Jackman (uncredited)
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Collette Lyons

Mrs. Sarah Bingham (uncredited)
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Kenneth MacDonald

Dexter (uncredited)
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Max Mellinger

Nevins (uncredited)
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Harold Miller

Guest at Book Publishing Party (uncredited)
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Tony Miller

Photographer (uncredited)
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Warren Parker

Lupus Wolf (uncredited)
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Arthur Peterson

Selectman Seth (uncredited)
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Hari Rhodes

Arthur (uncredited)
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Charles Seel

Diner Proprietor (uncredited)
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Max Showalter

Nick Parker (uncredited)
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Leonard Stone

Steve Swanson (uncredited)
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Hal Taggart

Extra at Town Meeting (uncredited)
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Reedy Talton

Frank O'Roark (uncredited)
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Emerson Treacy

Bud Humphries (uncredited)
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June Valentine

Waitress (uncredited)
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Carol Veazie

Interviewer (uncredited)
Crew
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José Ferrer

Director
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Ronald Alexander

Writer
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Grace Metalious

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Return to Peyton Place

(DVD)

2/22/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

Return to Peyton Place

(DVD)

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