“I would highly appreciate very much if you would at least acknowledge any materials used or at least ask for a permission first. Unless specified, all other materials are from the private collection of the blog owner. Thank you very much!”

Monday, December 22, 2014

THE SIXTIES # 536: AMALIA FUENTES (IN THE TITLE ROLE), BERNARD BONNIN, JOHNNY MONTEIRO, CAROL VARGA, JOSE GARCIA, TONY CRUZ, JR. IN "PRINSESANG KALAPATI" (12964)


"Prinsesang Kalapati" (1964)
Lea Productions
Release Date July 17, 1964/ Dalisay
Serialized in Liwayway Magazine
Photography Ricardo and Tommy Marcelino
Costumes Felisa Salcedo
Music Tony Maiquez
Story, Screenplay and Direction Nemesio E. Caravana
Cast Amalia Fuentes (in the title role), Bernard Bonnin, Johnny Monteiro, Carol Varga, Jose Garcia, Tony Cruz, Jr./ with Gloria Montiel, Eddie Arce, Paquito Salcedo, Restie Sandel, Rudy Dominguez


Sunday, December 21, 2014

THE SIXTIES # 535: JESS LAPID, EDDIE GARCIA, MAX ALVARADO AND JUN ARISTORENAS WITH DIVINA VALENCIA AND TONY FERRER IN "ISA LANG ANG HARI" (1964)


"Isa Lang Ang Hari" (1964)
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Release Date July 12, 1964/ Globe
Story and Direction Armando Garces
Cast Jess Lapid, Eddie Garcia, Max Alvarado and Jun Aristorenas/ Also Starring Divina Valencia, Bessie Barredo, Victor Bravo, Manolo Robles, Ezar Visenio, Rocco Montalban, Nort Nepomuceno, Joaquin Fajardo, Steve Alcarado and Tony Ferrer/ Introducing Gina Laforteza

THE SIXTIES # 534: CHIQUITO (IN THE TITLE ROLE), BERTING LABRA, ZENY ZABALA, RIC BUSTAMANTE IN "ADIONG UNTOUCHABLE" (1964)


"Adiong Untouchable" (1964)
Everybody's Productions
Released thru Lea Productions
Release Date July 8, 1964/ Dalisay
Story and Screenplay Ben Feleo and Irene Diaz Castillo
Music Tony Maiquez
Direction Solano Gaudite and Ben Feleo
Cast Chiquito (in the title role), Berting Labra, Zeny Zabala, Ric Bustamante, Avel Morado, Angel Confiado, Rudy Dominguez/ Featuring Gloria Montiel, Nancy Roman, Ramon Sales, Edgar Santos, Josephine Beatty, Jane Humphrey, Vivian Lee, Zeny Zaide and the SOS Daredevils

THE SIXTIES # 533: JOSEPH ESTRADA (IN THE TITLE ROLE), IMELDA ILANAN, OSCAR RONCAL, VIC ANDAYA, ANGEL BUENAVENTURA AND BOY ALVAREZ IN "GERON BUSABOS: ANG BATANG QUIAPO" (1964)/ REPOSTED



"Geron Busabos: Ang Batang Quiapo" (1964)
Emar Pictures
Release Date
Story and Screenplay Augusto Buenaventura
Music Ariston Avelino
Direction Cesar Gallardo
Cast Joseph Estrada (in the title role), Imelda Ilanan, Oscar Roncal, Vic Andaya, Angel Buenaventura, Avel Morado, Bebong Osorio, Angel Confiado, Larry Silva, Leni Trinidad and Boy Alvarez

Joseph Estrada earned his second Famas Best Actor award in 1964 playing the title role of Geron Busabos (Ang Batang Quiapo), protector and defender of the poor and the oppressed. As champion of
Quiapo street folks, Geron is well-loved as he helps and protects them from all sorts of harassments from gang and tong syndicates. The movie also won three more awards: Best Picture, Best Child Actor (Boy Alvarez) and Best Story (Augusto Buenaventura).


Here’s a short clip of one of the movie’s highlights with Joseph Estrada and child star Boy Alvarez (where is he now?) in a touching and moving scene ---


Courtesy of Emar Pictures

Actors Fernando Poe, Jr. and Bob Soler made a brief surprise appearances in the movie ---


Courtesy of Emar Pictures


THE SIXTIES # 532: LEOPOLDO SALCEDO, VIC VARGAS, CARMEN ROSALES, JOSEPHINE ESTRADA, CHARLIE DAVAO IN "ANAK NI KAMAGONG" (1964)


"Anak ni Kamagong" (1964)
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
 Release Date July 3, 1964/ Life
Story Pepito Vera Perez, Alex Medina
Screenplay Bert Duenas, Jr.
Music Dick Zamora
Direction Conrado Conde
Cast Leopoldo Salcedo, Vic Vargas, Carmen Rosales, Josephine Estrada, Charlie Davao/ Co-Starring Romeo Rivera, Renato del Prado, Jaime Javier, Willie Dado and Shirley Morteno/ with Venchito Galvez, Matimtiman Cruz, Ven Medina, Naty Mallares

THE 2014 METRO MANILA FILM FESTIVAL ENTRIES/ PREVIEW AND TRAILERS/ OPENS DECEMBER 25

Here's the eight entries to the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival slated to open on Christmas Day. Take your pick...





"Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo"
(Hindi Pa Tapos ang Rebolusyon)
Philippians Productions
Direction Enzo Williams
Cast Robin Padilla, Vina Morales, Daniel Padilla





"English Only, Please" (2014)
Quantum Productions
Direction Dan Villegas
Cast Derek Ramsay and Jennylyn Mercado





"Feng Shui 2"
Star Cinema
Direction Chito S. Rono
Cast Kris Aquino, Coco Martin, Cherry Pie Picache, Carmi Martin, Ian Veneracion





"Kubot: The Aswang Chronicles 2" (2014)
Reality Ent, GMA Films and Agostodos Pictures
Direction Erk Matti
Cast Dingdong Dantes, Isabelle Daza, KC Montero, Lotlot de Leon and Elizabeth Oropesa




"Magnum Muslim .357" (2014)
Viva Entertainment and Scenema Concept
Direction Jun Posadas
Cast Jeorge Estregan, Sam Pinto




"My Big Bossing" (2014)
Octoarts, MZET, APT Entertainment
Direction Joyce Bernal, Marlon Rivera, Tony Reyes
Cast Vic Sotto, Ryzza Mae Dizon, Nikki Gil, Zoren Legaspi, Pauleen Luna, Jose Manalo, Maricar de Mesa, Nino Muhlach, Manilyn Reynes/ Introducing Alonzo Muhlach 



"The Amazing Praybet Benjamin" (2014)
Star Cinema and Viva Films
Direction Wenn Deramas
Cast Vice Ganda, Richard Yap, Tom Rodriguez/ Introducing Alex Gonzaga



"Shake, Rattle , Roll XV" (2014)
Regal Entertainment
Direction Dondon Santos, Jerrold Tarog, Percival Intalan
Three Episodes
"AHAS"
Cast Erich Gonzales, JC De Vera, Ariel Rivera, John Lapus, Jason Francisco, Melai Cantiveros, Gee Canlas
"ULAM"
Cast Dennis Trillo, Carla Abellana, John Lapus, Chanda Romero, Kryshee Grengia
"FLIGHT 666"
Cast Lovi Poe, Matteo Guidicelli, Bernard Palanca, John Lapus, Yael Yuzon, Kiray, Ria Garcia, Nathalie Hart, IC Mendoza, Khalil Ramos, Ken Alfonso, Daniel Matsunaga, Kim Atienza, Betong Sumaya, Sue Pardo, Bentong, Rocky Salumbides, Joy Viado



Movie posters and trailers- Internet sources

Saturday, December 20, 2014

THE SIXTIES # 531: FERNANDO POE, JR., VAN DE LEON, JOHNNY MONTEIRO, RAMON REVILLA, WILLIE SOTELO, HELEN GAMBOA AND JOSE ROMULO IN "KUMANDER FIDELA" (1964)


"Kumander Fidela" (1964)
Larry Santiago Productions
A Pablo Santiago Presentation
Release Date June 29, 1964
Story Agustin B. de la Cruz
A DZRH Radio Serial
Screenplay Tommy C. David
Music Tito Arevalo
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Van de Leon, Johnny Monteiro, Ramon Revilla/ Also Starring Willie Sotelo, Helen Gamboa, Jerry Pons, Boy Francisco, Tony Cruz, Jr., Joe de castro and Jose Romulo





FPJ as a PMA cadet and as a Scout Ranger


FPJ and Boy Francisco



HOLIDAY GREETING!

WISHING YOU ALL 
A MERRY CHRISTMAS
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Circa 1956

THE SIXTIES # 530: JOSE MARI, DIOMEDES MATURAN, LUZ VALDEZ, MILA OCAMPO, APENG DALDAL, POPOY IN "HIT PARADE" (1964)


"Hit Parade" (1964)
Dalisay Pictures, Inc.
Release Date June 28, 1964/ Dalisay
Choreography Al Quinn
Music Polding Silos
Story Armando Garces
Screenplay and Direction Natoy B. Catindig
Cast Jose Mari, Diomedes Maturan, Luz Valdez, Mila Ocampo/ Also Starring Apeng Daldal, Popoy, Tony Dantes, Rolly Aquino/ Featuring Mary Ann, The Electromaniacs, Ponga, The Teen Toners and the nine Regional Champions of PMC's "Tawag ng Tanghalan" (Eva Adona, Roberto Malaga, Lilian Zaragoza, Tim del Castillo, Linda Mamasu, Laura Ouano, Adela Gil, Al Comendador, Nony Rodriguez)

Friday, December 19, 2014

"THE CHANGE IN JOSEPH ESTRADA" BY RODOLFO V. AZANZA/ WEEKLY GRAPHIC MAGAZINE, NOVEMBER 8,1961


Weekly Graphic Magazine
November 8, 1961


A CHANGE IN JOSEPH ESTRADA
By Rodolfo V. Azanza

WHEN JOSEPH ESTRADA, after a brief stint with the now defunct LVN, signed a three-year build-up contract with Larry Santiago in 1959, he virtually thwarted his father's dream of seeing him become an engineer.

Joseph’s old man did not say a word about Joseph's cancellation of enrolment at a technological school. He merely said, “I hope you make good, son.” His father's words hung heavy on Joseph’s conscience. He knew he had committed not just a minor insubordination. He practically told his father he could paddle his own canoe. He chose an uncertain movie career over a future meticulously planned by his father, who is the foremost authority in sanitary engineering hereabouts.

Success Didn’t Follow

At first, Joseph faced his movie career with youthful disregard. He thought that with his build-up contract, success would follow inevitably. A talented actor, he managed to play his roles well. Directors complained about his habitual tardiness, but they were always full of praise for his acting. This did not help Joseph in any way because he got stuck with second lead roles.

Joseph never forgot his father's words, and he tried hard to move ahead in 1960. Without anyone telling him, he reformed. He reported to work on time and tried to regain the friendship of movie scribes whom he kept endlessly waiting for interviews just after he had signed his contract. The odds, however, were against him. Joseph continued to be just one of the boys on the studio roster.

Late in 1960, Joseph got even more disturbed, LSP signed up another bright young man, Rodolfo Cristobal, and in only three pictures the newcomer jumped to full stardom. Joseph was not envious, but it made him see more clearly that his career was lagging, He asked his producers for choice roles but all he got were second stringers. Joseph promised himself to make good in 1961 if only to bolster his confidence in himself.

You can call it luck or anything but in 1961, a new Joseph Estrada emerged. He was tagged for the role of Asiong Salonga, the underworld kingpin.  Joseph could not say how he got the role except for some facial resemblance with the notorious Tondo character. He put his heart in his portrayal of Asiong Salonga, which incidentally was the last picture in his contract.

A Box-Office Hit

The movie, which was produced on a moderate budget, smashed all box-office records during its 10-day run at the Center Theater. Asiong Salonga was also sizzled in the provincial circuit. Joseph’s fan mail jumped twenty-fold after the picture was released. Fans, mostly men, attached the tag 
“Asiong” to his name. He became good copy for fan magazines, and producers vied for his services. This time, Joseph became an even more sober fellow. He knew that he had struck pay dirt. He went carefully over all offers and with competent legal advice. He signed up with Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions, with option to appear in pictures outside as a freelancer. 

Joseph is now one of the highest-paid actors in local filmdom.He has appeared in seven pictures since Asiong Salonga, the latest being Sa Baril Mag-usap for People's Pictures. At the pace he is going, Joseph is practically killing himself, yet he refuses to heed advice to slow down. He admits he is going too fast but he has to take advantage of his current popularity to make up for lost time. Then there are his projects of several apartment houses into which he sinks every peso.

Taking Advantage Of Success

“1 do not know how long I will stay at the top so I have to save for rainy days. I have seen many enjoy the same public acceptance only to end up penniless,” Joseph said when we interviewed him on the set of Sa Baril Mag-usap. “If I have to make sacrifices, this is just the time. I have made sacrifices before, but there was not much return for my effort. It was only after I attained stardom that I did not have to rely on my old man for pin money, so why should i hesitate to make more now?"

Joseph subscribes to the saying that in the movies your best recommendation is your last picture. And he intends to get most out of himself while picking is good. His stock is going up and he is still far from his peak. He has yet to be in the ranks of the big three of local filmdom namely, Romeo Vasquez, Fernando Poe, Jr., and Zaldy Zshornack. 

Joseph may be bent on being a financial success in the movies, but he does not work just for pecuniary reasons. He looks a script over carefully before he accepts a role. To him, toting a gun or throwing his fists is not enough. He must be provided a chance to portray roles different from those he has played before. The present vogue is for action pictures, and Joseph fits well into them. However, when the public's taste changes, Joseph thinks he will fare just as well. If he concentrates on action roles now, it is only because he wants to ride with the tide.

His Public Image

At present, the public image of Joseph is that of a tough young man, who would punch anybody on the nose for the slightest cause. This is an entirely wrong picture of the real Joseph, Actually, Joseph is shy. He does not go for crowds and is most relaxed when seated in a corner by himself. Joseph is not the kind whom you can push around.

The actor admits that since he played Asiong Salonga, he has become a target of mischief from both teenagers and adults who want to size him up. I have been egged into fights," Joseph said, “but I have kept out walking straight ahead. It is only when I cannot dodge trouble that I put up my dukes in self-defense.”

From where he is now, Joseph has already proven financially that he did not err when he picked the movies over his studies. What remains now is to successfully keep out of trouble and erase the bad public image of him. Only then can he completely show his father that he has really made good.

Weekly Graphic
November 8, 1961

THE SIXTIES # 529: AMALIA FUENTES, BERNARD BONNIN, CAROL VARGA, CHICHAY, RODOLFO 'BOY' GARCIA, APENG DALDAl AND VAN DE LEON IN "SIMBANGIS NG TIGRE" (1964)


"Simbangis ng Tigre" (1964)
Lea Productions
Release Date June 27, 1964/ Center
Screenplay Ben Feleo
Music Tony Maiquez
Direction Tony Cayado
Cast Amalia Fuentes, Bernard Bonnin and Van de Leon/ Also Starring Carol Varga, Chichay, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Apeng Daldal/ Co-Starring Rudy Dominguez, Johnny Long

THE SIXTIES # 528: EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, CECILIA LOPEZ, AIDA ROXAS, VIC ANDAYA, APENG DALDAL AND JOE SISON IN "BANDONG PUGANTE" (1964)


"Bandong Pugante" (1964)
Hollywood-Far East Productions
Release Date June 22, 1964/ Globe
Screenplay Johnny Pangilinan
Music Tony Maiquez
Direction Joseph de Cordova
Cast Eddie Rodriguez, Cecilia Lopez, Aida Roxas, Vic Andaya, Apeng Daldal and Joe Sison/ Also Starring Ric Bustamante, Teody Benavidez, Ding Tello, Felix Marfil, Fernando Marin, Francisco Cruz, Jennings Sturgeon, Chito Reyes, Prospero Luna


THE SIXTIES # 527: ROSEMARIE, LITO LEGASPI, BLANCA GOMEZ, DINDO FERNANDO, BERT LEROY, JR., PEPITO RODRIGUEZ, MELDY CORRALES, LORETTA MARQUEZ, GINA PARENO IN "MGA BATANG MILYONARYO" (1964)


"Mga Batang Milyonaryo" (1964)
VP Pictures
Release Date June 20, 1964/ Life
Story Jose Leonardo, Lynn Pareja
Screenplay Luciano B. Carlos
Music Danny Holmsen
Direction Octavio Silos
Cast Rosemarie, Lito Legaspi, Blanca Gomez, Dindo Fernando, Bert LeRoy, Jr., Pepito Rodriguez, Meldy Corrales, Loretta Marquez, Gina Pareno, Shirley Moreno, Boy Alano, German Moreno/ with the special participation of Jean Lopez/ Also Starring Nori Dalisay, Amparo Lucas, Sarah Calvin, Boy Planas, Romeo Rivera, Boy Yatco/ Co-Starring Tony Dauden, Lillian Laing, Jose Morelos, Ray Marcos


THE SIXTIES # 526: LEOPOLDO SALCEDO, ANNABELLE HUGGINS, CARLOS SALAZAR, OSCAR RONCAL, BUTCH BAUTISTA, ARSENIO ALONZO IN "CONTRA CUATRO" (1964)


"Contra Cuatro" (1964)
ALB Productions
Release Date June 18, 1964/ Dalisay
Story and Producer Arturo Lerma Bayle
Screenplay Orlando Galope
Music Tito Arevalo
Direction Butch Bautista
Cast Leopoldo Salcedo, Annabelle Huggins, Carlos Salazar, Oscar Roncal, Butch Bautista, Arsenio Alonzo/ Introducing Julie Juhl/ In a special roles- Merle Tuazon, Carlos Padilla, Jr., Jerry Pons


Thursday, December 18, 2014

"MERRY CHRISTMAS!" / LIFEBUOY 1958 CHRISTMAS AD / REPOST

That's LVN's Nida Blanca and Nestor de Villa; Lita Gutierrez and Willie Sotelo; Sampaguita's Susan Roces and Romeo Vasquez; Amalia Fuentes and Juancho Gutierrez; Marlene Dauden and Tony Marzan in the 1958 Lifebuoy Christmas Greeting ad.



LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin