JERICHO, N.Y., May 6, 2002 – On Sunday, May 12, AMC showcases four films about mother-daughter relationships in the "Mother's Day Marathon." The line-up includes PEYTON PLACE, starring Lana Turner, and NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER, starring Sally Field.
The marathon begins at 9:00 AM (ET) with the Oscar®-nominated drama, PEYTON PLACE (1957). Lana Turner and Diane Varsi co-star as Constance and Allison MacKenzie, whose tense mother-daughter relationship simmers to a boil amid the hypocrisy of their quaint New England hometown. The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Turner for Best Actress; Arthur Kennedy and Russ Tamblyn for Best Supporting Actor; and Varsi and Hope Lange for Best Supporting Actress.
At 11:45 AM (ET), Carol Lynley stars as an older, more cynical Allison MacKenzie in RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE (1961). Now a famous writer, Allison creates a furor in her hometown – and drives a wedge between her mother (Eleanor Parker) and new stepfather (Robert Sterling) – when she publishes a novel revealing the town's torrid secrets.
During NOT WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER (1991), airing at 2:00 PM (ET), American Betty Mahmoody (Sally Field) plots to leave her tyrannical husband (Alfred Molina) and escape Islamic Iran with her young daughter (Sheila Rosenthal).
The marathon concludes at 4:00 PM (ET) with the Academy Award®-winning drama, ON GOLDEN POND (1981). Katharine Hepburn won the Best Actress Oscar® for her portrayal of an aged mother who helps restore the troubled relationship between her angry daughter (Jane Fonda) and her obstinate husband (Henry Fonda). Nominated for a total of 10 Academy Awards®, including Best Picture and Jane Fonda for Best Supporting Actress, the film also won for Best Screenplay.
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