Cast: Lana Turner, Hope Lange, Arthur Kennedy, Lloyd Nolan, Lee Phillips,
Diane Varsi, Terry Moore, Russ Tamblyn, Betty Field, David Nelson, Barry
Coe, Mildred Dunnock, Leon Ames, Lorne Greene.
NOTES ON PEYTON PLACE:
-- In her film debut, Diane Varsi was cast as Allison MacKenzie. The character
is central to both the novel and film version, and Varsi's "poetic"
narration of the film adds to the overall quality of the production. Yet,
she is billed at eighth place in the credits and at Oscar time she received
a nomination in the Supporting Actress category.
-- Peyton Place received nine Academy Award nominations in all:
Best Director: Mark Robson
Best Actress: Lana Turner
Best Supporting Actress: Hope Lange
Best Supporting Actress: Diane Varsi
Best Supporting Actor: Russ Tamblyn
-- Peyton Place got stiffed at the 1958 Oscars, winning absolutely nothing.