The movie was adapted by John Michael Hayes and directed by Mark Robson.
It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Arthur Kennedy), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Russ Tamblyn), Best Actress in a Leading Role (Lana Turner), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Hope Lange), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Diane Varsi), Best Cinematography, Best Director, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.
A sequel, Return to Peyton Place, appeared in 1961. In 1964, a television soap opera, Peyton Place, was released. It starred Dorothy Malone, Mia Farrow, Ryan O'Neal, Barbara Parkins and Christopher Connelly. In 1972, another soap opera, Return to Peyton Place, appeared. It starred Bettye Ackerman and Ron Russell. James Lipton was the head writer. In 1977, there was a television movie, Murder in Peyton Place (starring Dorothy Malone and Christopher Connelly). In 1985, another television movie, Peyton Place: The Next Generation (again with Malone and Connelly), was released.