Peyton Place

Peyton Place
Peyton Place

Year

1957

Duration

150 minutes

Genres

Drama

Language

English

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Synopsis

Years before the massively popular soap opera inspired by the best-selling novel of the same name, came this melodrama exploring the dark secrets lurking beneath the seemingly picture perfect exterior of an ordinary middle-class middle American small town. Its adults refuse to tolerate anything they consider morally improper, but as the town's younger residents grow from teenagers to adults, they discover that there is much hypocrisy lying underneath the façade. This is good, potboiling fun and featuring the great Lana Turner as the matriarchal lead character.

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15 Classification

Contains moderate sex references, violence and suicide theme.

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