Ramona (2000 telenovela)

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Ramona
Genre Telenovela
Romance
Drama
Created by Helen Hunt Jackson
Based on Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson
Written by Lucy Orozco
Humberto Robles
Francisco Sánchez
José Tamez
Directed by Alberto Cortés
Nicolás Echevarría
Felipe Nájera
Starring Kate del Castillo
Eduardo Palomo
Helena Rojo
René Strickler
Sergio Sendel
Theme music composer Ricardo Gallardo
Opening theme Ramona by Tambuco
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 74
Production
Executive producer(s) Lucy Orozco
Producer(s) Humberto Robles
Juan Manuel Orozco
Location(s) California, United States
Cinematography Jesús Nájera Saro
Óscar Morales
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 21-22 minutes
(episodes 1-10)
41-44 minutes
(episodes 11-74)
Production company(s) Televisa
Distributor Televisa
Release
Original network Canal de las Estrellas
Picture format 480i SDTV
Audio format Dolby Digital 5.1
Original release April 3 – July 14, 2000
Chronology
Preceded by Tres mujeres
Followed by Valeria y Maximiliano (rerun)
El precio de tu amor
Related shows Ramona (1910)
Ramona (1916)
Ramona (1928)
Ramona (1936)

Ramona is a Mexican telenovela produced by Lucy Orozco for Televisa in 2000.[1] Based on the 1884 novel Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson. It was the last telenovela of Eduardo Palomo, who died in 2003 of a heart attack.

On April 3, 2000, Canal de las Estrellas started broadcasting Ramona weekdays at 5:30pm, replacing Tres mujeres. The last episode was broadcast on July 14, 2000 with El precio de tu amor replacing it the following day.

Kate del Castillo and Eduardo Palomo starred as protagonists, while René Strickler and Sergio Sendel starred as antagonists. Helena Rojo starred as stellar performance.

Plot[edit]

Ramona returns to the family hacienda after years of being educated by nuns. Ramona reunites with her mother and brother and childhood friend, the Indian Alejandro. Ramona falls in love with Alejandro and the couple are faced with the prejudices of an interracial couple.

The family selects a suitable husband for Ramona and a wedding is planned. Family secrets come to light exposing the truth of Ramona's birth and her Indian heritage. The ill-fated romance continues when Alejandro kidnaps Ramona at the altar.

The two enjoy a short-lived honeymoon before Alejandro is taken captive by the authorities and hanged. Ramona returns home to live with her mother and Felipe who has loved her since childhood. Ramona is pregnant with Alejandro's child, so she and Felipe get married.

This ill-fated romance is played out against the backdrop of the impending statehood of the Mexican territory, which ultimately becomes what is most often referred to as California.

Cast[edit]

  • Kate del Castillo as Maria Ramona Moreno Gonzaga
  • Eduardo Palomo as Alejandro de Asís
  • Helena Rojo as Doña Ramona Gonzaga Vda. de Moreno
  • René Strickler as Felipe Moreno Gonzaga
  • Sergio Sendel as Rex/Jack Green
  • Antonio Medellín as Don Pablo de Asís
  • Rafael Inclán as Juan Canito
  • Angelina Peláez as Martha Canito
  • Vanessa Bauche as Margarita Canito
  • René Casados as Angus O'Fail
  • Ricardo Blume as Ruy Coronado
  • Felipe Nájera as Fernando Coronado
  • Gabriela Murray as Analupe Coronado
  • Nicky Mondellini as Beatriz de Echague
  • Chela Castro as Perpetua de Echague
  • Luis Couturier as César de Echagüe
  • Juan Ríos Cantú as El Norteño
  • Álvaro Carcaño as Father Salvatierra
  • Kristoff as Davis
  • Raúl Ochoa as Merryl
  • Ramón Menéndez as Dr. Thomas
  • Isela Vega as Matea
  • Shaula Vega as Manuela
  • Roberto "Flaco" Guzmán as Nepo
  • Andrés García Jr. as Billy Dubois
  • Luis Bayardo as Father Sarriá
  • Paty Díaz as Carmen
  • Oscar Traven as Abraham McQueen
  • Montserrat Olivier as Doris
  • Eugenio Cobo as General Alonso Moreno
  • Jorge Capin as Pepe
  • Tony Dalton as Tom
  • Antonio Escobar as Antonio
  • Francisco Casasola as Lobo Solitario
  • Martín Rojas as Sebastián Lorenzo
  • Andreas Pearce as Prescott
  • Christian Tappan as Colorado
  • Zamorita as Negro Memphis
  • Ernesto Bog as Marcos
  • José Luis Avendaño as Lucio
  • Alicia del Lago as Sofía
  • Marcela Morett as Yahale
  • Hilda Nájera as Polita
  • Maja Schnellman as Betty
  • Ximena Adriana as Delgadima
  • Luis de Icaza as Douglas
  • Claudio Sorel as Dr. Oviedo
  • Daniel Gauvry as Dr. Brown

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee Result
2001 19th TVyNovelas Awards Best Female Revelation Montserrat Olivier Nominated
Special Award for Best Art Design & Decor Ricardo Navarrete
Manuel Domínguez
Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ramona" (in Spanish). alma-latina.net. Archived from the original on April 14, 2003. Retrieved April 28, 2016. 

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