Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Love Stories: Small-Town Secrets Abound in Peyton Place
The big cast includes a former Oscar winner (Dorothy Malone as Constance), veteran TV performers (Ed Nelson as Rossi) and several young stars-in-the making. Mia Farrow hits all the right notes as the sensitive Allison, who is wise beyond her years. Ryan O’Neal is charming, but restrained, as Rodney. And Barbara Parkins, whose film career didn’t match her co-stars, makes Betty a sympathetic bad girl (well, she does trick Rod into marriage).