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A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

January 22, 2010 | 12:00 pm

 Jan. 22, 1960, Hedda Hopper 

Jan. 22, 1960 – Hedda Hopper says: “Jerry Wald's finally got his "Return to Peyton Place" players all set: Joan Crawford plays the mother-in-law who plans the murder of her daughter-in-law, Carol Lynley, who gets wind of the scheme and turns the tables.” Gosh, why does this plot from Grace Metalious’ book sound like the Elizabeth Ann Duncan case?