Born on November 28th, 1931
From Redding Ridge, Connecticut, USA
Divorced contractor Doug Salter (Hal Holbrook) has been living with his homosexual lover, Gary McClain (Martin Sheen), for years now, but has never admitted as much to his teenage son, Nick (Scott Jacoby). When Nick comes to visit, Gary moves out in order to keep up the ruse, but Nick manages to find out anyway. Overwhelmed with shame and confusion, he runs away, obliging Doug and Gary to chase after him and try to make him understand the nature of his father's relationship.
In this adaptation of Grace Metalious' popular novel, steamy goings-on abound in the small, prim New England community of Peyton Place. Newcomer Michael Rossi (Lee Philips) arrives in town on the eve of World War II and is soon involved with gorgeous but prudish shop owner Constance MacKenzie (Lana Turner), who keeps some secrets from her daughter, Allison. Amidst engagements and school graduations, Michael discovers seething, dark undercurrents that include rape, suicide -- and murder.