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Peyton Place – Mia Farrow & Ryan O’ Neal

The granddaddy of primetime soaps, “Peyton Place” was broadcast on the ABC television network from 1964-1969 for a total of 514 episodes. Here are the first season opening and closing credits plus a couple of brief scenes with a VERY young Mia Farrow, Ryan O’Neal and Barbara Parkins. The show is finally being released on DVD for all to enjoy.

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  1. RJRanke says:

    I was nine in 1964,but didn’t start seeing Peyton Place until 1966. I was eleven then and was initially infatuated with Allison.:-)
    Peyton Place aired nothing but new episodes even during the summer months-and in it’s second season was on three times a week.I was caught up in so many of the storlyines-as were my brother, my mother and both my grandmothers.(Chuckle!)
    I gave up seeing Peyton Place at about the time Dorothy Malone and Tim O’Conner left.

  2. marinello6 says:

    Great Acting…….I don’t know why I let this pass me by, maybe because I was only 9 when the series started and 14 when it ended. I do remember it in the backround while I was doing other things.

  3. ingravegreen says:

    Ah such wonderful memories of this back in the 1960′s. My late mother liked this series, I had such a crush on Mia Farrow and I was only 8 or 9 in 1964. I was always stunned by Franz Waxman’s composition, those titles, the acting was so real then, as now. Special for me was the closing titles, as


    would appear sometimes before or after the 20th Century Fox animation in glorious black and white and would now like to buy the DVD’s.

  4. TheLadyjazzy1 says:

    I rented the first season on netflix. wish they had more available. i was about 12yrs old when peyton place first aired. love the theme song too!!

  5. marmas58ink says:

    5:03 (Betty) “Welcome to our Puritan village.” I guess between a pillory & a ’64 T-Bird …(it’s like night & day). Speaking of which at 1:23 it’s behind Allison. 10secs later it’s gone! 2:05 it’s there again. 2:20 she walks toward it!

    The people at + 0:30 they walk into *a picture*. (2nd scene of the abc series, but) those buildings are NOT a part of what became the main square of the nighttime soap.

  6. marmas58ink says:

    In the original movie (& prob. the novel) Betty was a tramp. And treated as such, (a rather minor character). By ’64 guess mores were achangin’. Thus the part about the pillory, (“But like every girl in today’s PP..knowing it didn’t stop her from giving her love.” Pretty bold for 1964.). Reminds you of NE Salem witch trials & The Scarlet Letter.
    Imagine Betty in the backseat of a shiny new T-bird, there’s something to be said about the pre-free love 1960s!

  7. nancyfloressantos says:


  8. rocklobster1989 says:

    i wish i could get this in the UK. looks incredibly ahead of its time.

  9. ralphvds says:

    “Was I?”
    “Yes you were.”


  10. ChrisMagoo99 says:

    Mia Farrow is adorable

  11. ilovemartinmilner says:

    Wow! I can’t believe they had story lines like this way back then!

  12. Duke535 says:

    I thought that like all actors in Woody Allen movies, she took on his stutter – but here she is stuttering long before she…she…she…met him!

  13. curtisjones400 says:


  14. rayssonation says:

    The Black and White Episodes aired from 1964 until 1966. The episodes of Peyton Place in color aired from 1966 until 1969. A total of 514 episodes were produced for ABC-TV and 20th Century Fox Television.

  15. RJRanke says:

    Betty Anderson sure was beautiful!

    I did like Allison and a few others,though.I always liked her better in the first year or so before her car accident.

  16. carmenjones411 says:

    I think her figure looks fine, she was still young and had a little puppy fat, as the show progressed her face and figure did slim down, but Barbara was never a stick.

  17. Piettube says:

    you mean she got finally some thinner legs and hips?

  18. carmenjones411 says:

    You should see her in later seasons, she became even more stunning as the show progressed.

  19. bctvguy says:

    At least 4 Ford Thunderbirds show up in the background during the first 2 minutes.

  20. breezey65 says:

    I’m guessing it’s Eastenders of the 60′s. My teenage mum named me after Mia Farrows character Alison, don’t think it went down with my grandparents lol.

  21. MrTabby5000 says:

    This filming looks like high definition black and white.For b/w the filming is great.

  22. Peterade says:

    Remember when it was shown thinking how well it was shot. Great photography!

  23. MrTabby5000 says:

    WOW,great quality black and white film,and look at them old cars.

  24. heniroos says:

    Would love to see more! I’m intrigued! Didn’t think I would be of an old b&w 60s soap. My goodness, Farrow and O’Neil are so young here. Thanks for posting this!

  25. psychoboysaz says:


    Barbara Parkins. She was also in Valley of the Dolls. She’s the one who went back home at the end. Great actress.

  26. bettyanderson says:

    I had to go underground to see the episodes but its well worth it . I was born in ’66 and heard about the show when it was on the romance channel but didn’t get the pleasure of watching the shows until recently.

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