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Saturday, December 10, 2016

THE FIFTIES # 33: FERNANDO POE, NORMA BLANCAFLOR, FERNANDO ROYO IN "SIGAW NG BAYAN" (1950)/ UPDATED


"Sigaw ng Bayan"
Royal Productions

Release Date September 8-15, 1950/ Dalisay
Direction Carlos Vander Tolosa
Cast Fernando Poe, Norma Blancaflor, Fernando Royo, Rolando Liwanag, Fred Penalosa, Rita Rivera, Jose Cris Soto, Sepo del Rosario




THE FIFTIES # 671: LIRIO DEL VALLE, FEDERICO DEL PUERTO, CRIS DE VERA, CHING TELLO IN "THE PIRATES GO TO TOWN" (1950)


"The Pirates Go To Town" (1950)
Lebran Productions
Made at Movietec
Release Date November 2- 11, 1950/ Life
Music Prof. J. Esteban Anguita
Direction Fermin Barva
Cast Lirio del Valle, Federico del Puerto, Cris de Vera, Ching Tello

THE FIFTIES # 26: JOSE PADILLA, JR. AND ARSENIA FRANCISCO, WITH LOPITO, RAMON D' SALVA, PATRIA PLATA IN LINA FLOR'S "GULONG NG PALAD" (1950)/ UPDATED

Gulong ng Palad was one of the most successful radio dramas in the history Philippine radio. The soap opera, written by Lina Flor, was first heard over DZRH in 1949. It ran from 1949 to 1956. A movie was made in 1950 starring Jose Padilla, Jr. as Carding and Arsenia Francisco as Luisa.


"Gulong ng Palad"
Premiere Productions
Release Date: June 5- 14, 1950/ Life
A Camay Radio Serial
Story Lina Flor
Direction Consuelo P. Osorio
Cast Jose Padilla, Jr., Arsenia Francisco, Lopito/ Also Starring Ramon D' Salva, Patria Plata/ Co-starring Ester Buenaobra, Luis San Juan, Naty Rubi, Bebong Osorio/ Introducing Clarita Benitez






(l-r) Rosita Noble, Patria Plata, Lopito
(photo courtesy of Baul ni Juan/ James dela Rosa)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 92: MANUEL CONDE, ELVIRA REYES, LUNINGNING, FRANKIE GORDON IN "PRINSIPE PARIS" (1949)/ UPDATED



"Prinsipe Paris"
Manuel Conde Productions

Release Date: August 23- September 8, 1949/Dalisay
Music
Pastor de Jesus
Story Clodualdo del Mundo
Direction Horace CurryCast Manuel Conde, Elvira Reyes, Luningning, Frankie Gordon, Jose Villafranca, Juan Urbano, Alfredo Penalosa, Ely Nakpil, Ric Bustamante, Oscar Sandoval, Noche Twins, Horace Curry, Topy Urbano, Tony Cruz, Caridad Penalosa, Ben Casitllo, Francisco Carel, Bert Intal, Manuel Conde, Jr.








Tuesday, December 6, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 170: FERNANDO POE, LUNINGNING, FERNANDO ROYO, MONA LISA, BIMBO DANAO, CAROL VARGA IN "THE 13TH SULTAN" (1949)


"The 13th Sultan" (1949)
X-Otic Productions
(Made by Movietec)
Release Date  September 23- 28, 1949/ Times
Direction Eduardo de Castro
Cast Fernando Poe, Luningning, Fernando Royo, Mona Lisa, Bimbo Danao, Carol Varga, Gil de Leon, Cris de Vera/ Featuring Berting Labra (the 'Sabu' of the Philippines)

Monday, December 5, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 169: ANITA LINDA, EFREN REYES, WITH OSCAR KEESEE, LOPITO, FRED SANTOS, RAMON D'SALVA IN "DUGO NG KATIPUNAN" (1949)


"Dugo ng Katipunan" (1949)
Premiere Productions
Release Date October 15- 27, 1949/ Dalisay
Story Alfonso Sujeco
Screenplay Consuelo P. Osorio
Photography T. Marcelino
Music S.S. Suarez
Direction Ramon Estella
Cast Anita Linda, Efren Reyes/ Also Staring Oscar Keesee, Lopito, Fred Santos, Ramon D' Salva/ Co-Starring Luz Kahanding, Dely Atay-Atayan, Fernando Santiago, Francisco Santiago, Jesus Caballero

Saturday, December 3, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 168: ROGELIO DE LA ROSA, LEILA MORENA, ENRICO PIMENTEL IN "KIDLAT SA SILANGAN" (1949)


"Kidlat sa Silangan" (1949)
Premiere Productions
Release Date September 18- 27, 1949/ Life
Screenplay Jose L. Santos
Cameraman Arsenio Dona
Sound Demetrio Santos
Music Josefino Cenizal
Story and Direction Cesar Gallardo
Cast Rogelio de la Rosa, Leila Morena, Enrico Pimentel/ Also Starring Rosa Aguirre, Ding Tello, Pedro Faustino, Ramon D'Salva, Luis San Juan/ Co-starring Candida Valderama, Kasupang, Pancho Pelagio, Francisco Cruz, Juan Bautista/ Introducing Tessie Villamor, Cely Lacson

Friday, December 2, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 167: MONA LISA, FERNANDO ROYO, LUNINGNING, BIMBO DANAO IN "SIYUDAD SA ILALIM NG LUPA" (1949)


"Siyudad sa Ilalim ng Lupa" (1949)
X'Otic Films
(Made by Movietec)
Release Date April 21, 1949/ Life
Story Fausto Gonzales
Arranger Luis Calasanz
Music Josefino Cenizal
Direction Carlos Vander Tolosa
Cast Mona Lisa, Fernando Royo, Luningning, Bimbo Danao/ Also Starring Perla Soliman, Armando Cris, Cris de Vera/ Co-starring Jose Troni, Totoy Torrente, Oscar Obligacion, Matty Torres, Manuel barbeyto, Pedro Faustino, Julio Gonzales/ Introducing Carol Varga

Thursday, December 1, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 166: TITA DURAN, OSCAR MORENO, PANCHO MAGALONA IN "MAHARLIKA" (1948)


"Maharlika" (1948)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date July 2- 12, 1948/ Dalisay
Story and Direction Lorenzo P. Tuells
Cast Tita Duran, Oscar Moreno, Pancho Magalona/ Also Starring Maria Cristina, Roberto Rosales, Vicente Liwanag, Guia Imperial, Teresita Martinez, Rosie Lorenzana, Manolo Vaca, Pedro Faustino, Bert Olivar, Rizalino Mendoza, Jose Luz Bernardo, Leonora Ruiz

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

LOLITA RODRIGUEZ, 81

Veteran actress and one of Philippine Cinema icons, Lolita Rodriguez passed away on Monday (November 28). She died in California after a stroke. She was 81.




Literary Song-Movie Magazines/ April 1955 and April 1956 issues

Lolita Rodriguez, Dolores Clark in real life, was born on January 29, 1935 in Urdaneta Pangasinan. In 1953, at the age of 18, she entered the movies. She was given walk-on roles. As an extra, she used to earn 5 pesos per appearance. Her first movie was Ating Pag-ibig, followed by Gorio at Tekla, El Indio, Cofradia, Kiko, Reyna Bandida, Sa Isang Sulyap mo Tita and Diwani.
She was introduced as second lead in Pilya (1954) where she portrayed Gloria Romero’s older sister. Her first starring role was Jack and Jill (1955), the same movie that established Dolphy as the top comedian of the country. After being nominated twice, she finally won her first Famas Best actress award in 1956 for the movie Gilda. In the first nomination, despite her credible portrayal as a tomboyish jeepney driver in Jack and Jill, she lost the 1954 award to a fellow Ilocana (Gloria Romero in Dalagang Ilocana) by a mere two votes. The next year, she again lost to Rosa Rosal (Sonny Boy) by only one vote.
From a comedy to light drama roles in 1954, Lolita eventually landed to a more mature and heavy drama roles in the 60s.


1. Pilya (1954)- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Ric Rodrigo/ Introducung Lolita Rodriguez Directed by Tony Cayado
2. Sabungera (1954)
- Stars Ric Rodrigo, Lolita Rodriguez, Dolphy, Boy Alano/ Directed by Tony Cayado


3. Batas ng Alipin (1955)- Stars Ric Rodrigo, Lolita Rodriguez, Tito Galla, Liberty Ilagan/ Directed by Octavio Silos
4. Binibining Kalog (1955)- Stars Ramon Revilla, Lolita Rodriguez, Rudy Frnacisco, Rosa Mia/ Directedby Octavio Silos



5. Jack and Jill (1955)
- Stars Rogelio de la Rosa, Lolita Rodriguez and Dolphy/Directed by Mar S. Torres

6. Rosana (1955)
- Stars Ric Rodrigo, Lolita Rodriguez, Norma Vales/ Introducing Daisy Romualdez/ Directed by Armando Garces




7. Tanikalang Apoy (1955)
- Stars Paraluman, Rita Gomez, Lolita Rodriguez, Van de Leon, Eddie Garcia, Etang Discher, Bella Flores, Matimtiman Cruz/ Directed by Jose de Villa

8. Gilda (1956)
- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Eddie Arenas, Rosa Mia, Eddie Garcia, Zeny Zabala/ Directed by Armando Garces




9. Kanto Girl (1956)
- Stars Oscar Moreno, Lolita Rodriguez, Aruray, Bella Flores/ Directed by Oliive de la Torre
10. Busabos (1957)- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Eddie Arenas, Rudy Francisco, Daisy Romualdez/ Directed by Jose de Villa



11. Gabi at Araw (1957)
- Stars Ric Rodrigo, Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden, Eddie Garcia, Tolindoy/ Directed by Octavio Silos
12. Taga sa Bato (1957)- Stars Paraluman, Lolita Rodriguez, Luis Gonzales, Van de Leon and Eddie Garcia/ Directed by Conrado Conde



13. Tarhata (1957)- Stars Fred Montilla, Ramon Revilla, Van de Leon, Barbara Perez and Lolita Rodriguez/ Directed by Armando Garces
14. Kundiman ng Piso (1958)
- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Eddie Arenas, Tony Marzan, Marlene Dauden/ Directed by Tony Cayado




15. Mapait na Lihim (1958)
- Stars Ric Rodrigo, Lolita Rodriguez, Van de Leon, Marlene Dauden, Etang Discher/ Directed by Octavio Silos

16. Alipin ng Palad (1959)
- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Luis Gonzales, Eddie Garcia, Tony Cayado,Bella Flores, Zeny Zabala/ Directed by Octavio Silos





17. Cicatriz (1959)
- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Luis Gonazales, Barbara Perez, Carlos Salazar, Greg Martin, Rosita Noble, Bella Flores, Zeny Zabala,Venchito Galvez, Ven Medina/ Directed by Tony Cayado

18. Lupa sa Lupa (1960)
- Stars Gloria Romero, Lolota Rodriguez, Luis Gonzales, Bella Flores and Eddie Garcia/ Directed by Mar S. Torres



In 1963, two great Sampaguita talents, Lolita Rodriguez and Marlene Dauden and drama king Eddie Rodriguez starred in Sapagka’t Kami’y Tao Lamang, the movie that turned out to be a sensational and phenomenal hit. The movie garnered the year’s top FAMAS awards--- Best Actor for Eddie Rodriguez; Best Supporting Actress for Marlene Dauden; Best Director for Armando De Guzman. It started the series of the so-called love triangle movies featuring the three dramatic icons in Philippine movies.

Ms. Dauden was memorable in such dramas as Anino ni Bathala (1958) and Kamandag (1959). In both films, Marlene won the FAMAS best supporting actress trophies. She was also awarded the FAMAS Best Actress awards twice: Sa Bawa’t Pintig ng Puso (1964) and Kapag Puso’y Sinugatan (1967).Lolita, on the other hand, was also a FAMAS Best Actress awardee twice: Gilda (1956) and Tinimbang Ka’t Nguni’t Kulang (1974).
Eddie was one of the greatest dramatic actors of Philippines movies and starred in such classics as Kundiman ng Lahi (1959) and Malvarosa (1959).
Together, the troika of Eddie, Lolita and Marlene made their mark in the local movie industry, pooling their talents to come up one hits after another
.

Sapagka't Kami'y Tao Lamang (1963) -
Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and
Eddie Rodriguez/ Directed by Armando De Guzman


Iginuhit sa Buhangin (1965)-
Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and
Eddie Rodriguez
Directed by Armando de Guzman


Hindi Nahahati ang Langit (1965)-
Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and
Eddie Rodriguez with Vilma Santos/
Directed by Lauro Pacheco


Kay Tagal ng Umaga (1965)- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and Eddie Rodriguez/ with Vilma Valera and Vilma Santos/ Directed by Lauro Pacheco

Saan Ka Man Naroroon (1966)- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and
Eddie Rodriguez/ Directed by Lauro Pacheco


Kapag Puso'y Sinugatan (1967)- awarded FAMAS Best Picture- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and Eddie Rodriguez/ Directed by Fely Crisostomo


Sino Ang May Karapatan? (1968)-Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and Eddie Rodriguez with Vilma Santos / Directed by Ding M. De Jesus
Ikaw... (1969)- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and
Eddie Rodriguez/ Directed by Luis Enriquez




"Tubog sa Ginto" (1970)
Lea Productions
Release Date December 25, 1970/ Dalisay
Story Mars Ravelo
Cinematography Steve Perez
Music Doming Valdez
Screenplay and Direction Lino Brocka
Cast Lolita Rodriguez, Hilda Koronel, Jay Ilagan and Eddie Garcia/ Also Starring Luis Gonzales, Marissa Delgado, Mario O'Hara, Veronica Palileo


"Stardoom" (1971)
Lea Productions
Release Date October 8, 1971/ Opera
Story Orlando Nadres
Cinematography Fredy Conde
Music Jose Mari Chan
Screenplay and Direction Lino Brocka
Cast Lolita Rodriguez, Eddie Garcia, Walter Navarro and Hilda Koronel/ Introducing Lotis Key/ Also Starring Caridad Sanchez, Tita Munoz, Mary Walter, Ruben Rustia, Mario O'Hara and Jimmy Morato/ Co-starring Veronica Palileo, Celeste Legaspi, Joonee Gamboa, Glenn Bernardo, Marco Polo, Estrella Kuenzler



"Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang" (1974)


"Lunes, Martes, Miyerkules, Huwebes, Biyernes, Sabado, Linggo" (1976)


"Ina, kapatid, Anak" (1979)


"Ina Ka ng Anak Mo" (1979)

"Paradise Inn" (1984)

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