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Release Date:
1 April 1973 (USA) See more »
Plot Keywords:
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Carmen Zapata Dies at 86
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Villa Alegre was a good program and re-release would be encouraged. See more (33 total) »


 (Series Cast)
Linda Dangcil ... Elena

Hector Elias ... Mario

Joaquin Garay III ... Francisco
Maria Grimm ... Soluna
Darryl Henriques ... Mimo
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. (as Rodolfo Hoyos)

Marco Antonio Martinez ... Himself
Julio Medina ... El Vendedor
Federico Roberto ... El Capitan

Peter Santana ... Pablo
David Yanez ... Carlos
Carmen Zapata ... Doña Luz

Directed by
Alejandro Rey 
Charles Ed Rickey 
Pat Shields 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Barbara Chain  writer
Michael Chain  writer
Gilbert Duron  writer
Carlos Saens  writer
Garner Simmons  writer

Produced by
Rene Cardenas .... executive producer
Moctesuma Esparza .... producer (season 1)
Larry Gottlieb .... producer
Claudio Guzmán .... co-executive producer
Byron Meyers .... associate producer
Original Music by
Moises Rodriguez 
Casting by
Marilyn Granas 
Production Design by
Michael Baugh 
Art Department
David Needham .... props (1973)
David Needham .... set decorator: present day sequences (1973)
Sound Department
Vance Frost .... sound mixer (1973-1977)
Other crew
Tom Tcimpidis .... video

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USA:30 min
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Villa Alegre was a good program and re-release would be encouraged., 25 December 2006
Author: renecardenas from United States

It was a pleasant surprise to find residual interest in a children's program show that was aired in the 70's. I was involved in the production of the Villa Alegre television programs until the end of production. My father was the executive producer of the shows, and I was the last Line Producer of the Villa Alegre program. I noticed one cast member registered remarks on this web sight, that was nice. It was great to hear the feedback. In reviewing some of the comments, it appears the thematic curriculum, and the music caught the interest of the viewers, most importantly the bilingual programming and also some folks addressed the characters in the shows. It's important to note that some of the characters in the shows were caricatures of real people who lived in real barrios. The creator of the program introduced these folks through vision and characterizations. Many themes were introduced in the shows, i.e. natural environment, nutrition, self and others, etc.

I believe the shows had merit and brought forth issues ever present in multicultural societies and given the current growth of the Latino population such children's programming should be revisited.

The shows still have a viable heartbeat and breath and it will be interesting to evaluate these again if there is an interest in airing them again. Anyone is invited to send comments if they wish. I will make an attempt to reply if possible.

I thought the television series was wonderful; but then again, I was a production team member and may be biased in my opinion.

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