Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.

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Cast

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 Barbara Ryan / ... (1,579 episodes, 1978-2010)
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 Emily Stewart / ... (1,579 episodes, 1992-2010)
Don Hastings ...
 Bob Hughes / ... (1,560 episodes, 1960-2010)
Jon Hensley ...
 Holden Snyder / ... (1,535 episodes, 1985-2010)
Eileen Fulton ...
 Lisa / ... (1,523 episodes, 1960-2010)
Elizabeth Hubbard ...
 Lucinda Walsh / ... (1,522 episodes, 1984-2010)
Ellen Dolan ...
 Margo Hughes / ... (1,515 episodes, 1988-2010)
Kathryn Hays ...
 Kim Hughes / ... (1,503 episodes, 1972-2010)
Marie Masters ...
 Susan Stewart (1,494 episodes, 1968-2010)
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 Tom Hughes (1,461 episodes, 1987-2010)
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 Nancy Hughes / ... (1,449 episodes, 1956-2010)
Kathleen Widdoes ...
 Emma Snyder (1,448 episodes, 1985-2010)
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 Katie Peretti / ... (1,366 episodes, 1998-2010)
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 Jessica Griffin / ... (1,217 episodes, 1987-2009)
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 Dr. John Dixon / ... (1,133 episodes, 1969-2010)
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 Carly Tenney / ... (824 episodes, 1995-2010)
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 Jack Snyder / ... (815 episodes, 1997-2010)
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 Paul Ryan / ... (713 episodes, 2003-2010)
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 Meg Snyder / ... (636 episodes, 2005-2010)
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Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

2 April 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Così gira il mondo  »

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| (1956-1975) | (1975-)

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(1999-)| (1956-1987)| (1987-1999)

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(1956-1967)| (1967-)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

One of the first two half-hour soap operas in television. (The other being The Edge of Night (1956), which premiered the same day.) See more »

Goofs

When Rose is in a Spa in Switzerland and escapes, she ends up in Belgium and Belgian farmers tell her she is in 's-Hertogenbosch. From Switzerland to Belgium is approximately 700 Kilometers/435 Miles. On top on that, 's Hertogenbosch isn't even located in Belgium. It's a town in the Netherlands, adding roughly 100 kilometers/62 miles to her travels on foot. See more »

Quotes

[Reid is having a panic attack]
Luke Snyder: Alright, um, Dr. Oliver, you-you need to focus. Um... think about some place that you like, some place that makes you feel safe.
Dr. Reid Oliver: Where'd you pick up this load of crap, magazines at your dentist's office?
Luke Snyder: Well, does it matter if it works?
Dr. Reid Oliver: Yeah, it's just a bogus pop psychology.
Luke Snyder: Well, do you have anything better to do, like put your fist through the wall and ruin your career forever?
Dr. Reid Oliver: Yeah, not to mention ruin your mom's elevator.
Luke Snyder: Oh, don't worry. You'd get the bill....
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Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.89 (2010) See more »

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2000-01 was a great season for this series
15 June 2001 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

The number of nominations this soap opera received at the 2001 Daytime Emmy Awards is just one indicator of how excellent this show has been lately. The writing has been especially good, and the acting seems much better than most daytime fare. Of particular interest is the dual roles of long-estranged twin sisters Lily/Rose played to perfection by the talented Martha Byrne. Her scenes opposite herself are brilliant.

This soap opera's best feature, though, is the pace at which story lines move along. There is no spoon-feeding the audience. You have to watch consistently to get involved in the plots: there are no recaps of the past month's twists. Conversely, there have been incredible flashbacks and memories using real original footage from as far back as the series first season (1956). This really adds a warm sense of continuity for characters like Nancy Hughes, played since the beginning by Helen Wagner.


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