Peyton Place: Part 1
“This is the continuing story of Peyton Place” the soothing voice of benevolent town elder Matthew Swain would begin every episode.
But the stories that followed were anything but soothing. Extramarital affairs, unwed teen pregnancies, family betrayals, mental illness and even murder were all lurking behind the storybook façade of this picture-perfect, centuries-old New England village and its citizens.
The widow Constance MacKenzie (1950s melodrama star Dorothy Malone), her innocent daughter Allison (Mia Farrow), the wealthy but troubled Rodney Harrington (Ryan O’Neal) and others are revealed to be much more than they initially appear in these first 31 episodes.
Peyton Place: Season 1