Return to Peyton Place
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- Theatrical trailer
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Allison MacKenzie (Carol Lynley) publishes an autobiographical novel, Samuel's Castle, based on her hometown of Peyton Place and the people she knows. She becomes romantically involved with Lewis Jackman (Jeff Chandler), her married publisher. He encourages her to be as truthful as possible and never to be frightened of it. But that's not the only repercussion that her book incites - the locals are offended by the truths that Allison's tome reveals. Her mother Constance (Eleanor Parker) is both angry and fearful of both her daughter's expose and of history repeating itself, while her husband Mike Rossi (Robert Sterling) refuses to remove the book from the school library and as a result, his job as principal is put in jeopardy.Read more ›
Enjoyable commentary by film historian, original theatrical trailer and 2 short movie-tone news reels are fun special features, but it's a pity that Lynley wasn't invited to do a track with her own remembrances...she has great anecdotes!
Beautifully preserved soap fest, best when viewed as a double feature with the original PEYTON PLACE.
Then there is Tuesday Weld, who should have been cast as Allison but is Salina Cross and very good in her scenes with Mary Astor. She(Weld) has some harrowing moments in trying to defend herself from charges of lustiness with certain folk in Peyton Place. Eleanor Parker is the new Connie and she is not as good as Lana Turner, but she has moments with Lynley that define a new kind of melodrammatic acting..so over the top Everest would be a mole hill here. . Also, Lucianna Paluzzi is here, with her Italian ways,her accent is so thick she is mostly incomprehensible, and she is driven to ,literally, the heights and depths of despair.Her scenes with Mary Astor are seering moments of sado-masochistic behavior. Bret Halsey, an actor with incredible limitations, is puddy for Mary Astor, who plays his mother. Robert Sterling as Parker's officious husband, and principal of Peyton Place High School, is an unintentional bore and has odd facial expressions and an aversion to E. Parker that makes one wonder.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my favorites! Love to watch this at Thanksgiving and Christmas. Love all the actors! What a great movie!Published 3 months ago by stdakd12
I had seen this movie many years ago and it was great to see it again!Published 4 months ago by Deborah McNeely
I love this movie even more than the original.
The story takes up after Allison writes a story about the events of the 1st movie. Read more
A subpar 1961 movie made from a subpar 1959 novel, a sequel-by-contract from Grace Metalious to the bestselling PEYTON PLACE (1956) and smash movie (1957), whose definitive and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Allen Smalling
I wasn't exactly expecting great things from the sequel to a shamelessly melodramatic film, but the least it could have done was do some things different...and well. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Robert Hayes