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Cast

Series cast summary:
A Martinez ...  Cruz Castillo 1,490 episodes, 1984-1992
Marcy Walker Marcy Walker ...  Eden Capwell Castillo / ... 1,220 episodes, 1984-1991
Nancy Lee Grahn ...  Julia Wainwright / ... 1,134 episodes, 1985-1993
Jed Allan ...  C.C. Capwell 1,089 episodes, 1986-1993
Robin Mattson ...  Gina Timmons / ... 1,011 episodes, 1985-1993
Judith McConnell ...  Sophia Capwell / ... 1,005 episodes, 1984-1993
Lane Davies ...  Mason Capwell 900 episodes, 1984-1989
Todd McKee ...  Ted Capwell 611 episodes, 1984-1989
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In Santa Barbara, California, the fascinating and tumultuous life of the rich Capwells around who gravitate other families, from the Lockridges, the rival family, to the Andrades or the Perkins, more modest families but which destinies know the same torments. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1984 (USA) See more »

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California Clan See more »

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Runtime:

| (2123 episodes) | (2137 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1984-1987)| Stereo (1987-1993)

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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When the characters of Cruz and Eden were expecting a child an audience poll was conducted to see what name they would like the child to be given. Two boys names and two girls names were given. In the end they had a girl and the child was named Adriana. See more »

Quotes

Lionel Lockridge: Let's talk about trust. We used to have that.
Augusta Lockridge: Yes. We also used to have a Studebaker.
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A well-done soap opera
25 October 2003 | by DepartmentStoreLoverSee all my reviews

I have good memories of this daytime serial, which debuted in Australia in 1987, when I was in high school. Even though the later years of the show were unwatchable, when the head writers in the early years were Bridget and Jerome Dobson, it was simply magical. I remember well the beautiful romances of Kelly and Joe (Robin Wright and Dane Witherspoon), the high-camp aristocratic antics of Augusta and Lionel (Louise Sorel and Nicolas Coster) and, and best of all, the heavenly romance between ex-nun Mary and the hard-bitten, cynical Mason (Harley Kozak and Lane Davies). This storyline in particular was brilliantly acted, movingly written, and thoroughly touching. Mason's transformation into a more sympathetic character through his love affair with Mary was wonderfully handled.

It is a shame that the programme is no longer on the air, but if it had firmer handling, it may have caught on and built a substantial audience. All it needed was more story consistency, and some more appealing love stories to hook the audience. SANTA BARBARA's penchant for the quick fix, and inability to give its actors stable storylines may have contributed to its undoing. Anyway, I hope that the show one day either turns up again on TV, if not in its full run, but even in 'best of' shows. I rate it as one of the best shows on TV, then, now, and everafter.


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