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Saturday, August 2, 2014

FRANCISCO V. COCHING'S "KONTRA-BIDA" (1954-55) KOMIKS SERIAL/ IKA- 22 NA LABAS

Ang Nakaraan: Ika-21 na labas

"Kontra-Bida"
Katha't Guhit ni Francisco V. Coching
Inilathala sa Pilipino Komiks

---Ika- 22 na Labas---




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Sa Susunod: Ika- 23 na labas



THE SIXTIES # 149: TONY SANTOS, MYRNA DELGADO, MARITA ZOBEL, LUZ VALDEZ AND ROBERT CAMPOS IN "MALDITONG BANAL" (1961)


"Malditong Banal (1961)
Dalisay Pictures, Inc.
Release Date August 27, 1961/ Life
A DZXL Radio Serial
Story and Direction Artemio Marquez
Cast Tony Santos, Myrna Delgado, Marita Zobel, Luz Valdez and Robert campos/ Co-starring Jose Vergara, Guy Donato, Caridad Sanchez, Danilo Jurado, Miniong Alvarez

THE SIXTIES # 148: AN ALL-STAR CAST, 4 STORIES, 4 DIRECTORS IN "PRESINTO 13" (1961)


"Presinto 13" (1961)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date August 21- 31, 1961/ Dalisay
Cameraman Ricardo Marcelino
Music Tito Arevalo
4 Stories:
Stars in all 4 Stories: Efren Reyes, Bob Soler, Vener Vizconde
1. "Tawag ng Tungkulin"
Direction Teodorico C. Santos
Cast Jose Romulo, Carol Varga, Renato Robles, Rolando Liwanag, Belen Velasco, Juliet Pardo, Edward Gomez, Vic Andaya, Francisco Cruz, Restie Sandel, Ludy San Juan, Paquito Salcedo, Dadang Ortega, Eddie Arce, Lucita Soriano, Benny Mack, Tony Camonte
2. "Sandaling Ligaya"
Direction Efren Reyes
Cast Johnny Monteiro, Carlos Padilla, Jr., Adorable Liwanag, Josie Sancho, Lito Anzures, Lolita Lopez, Felisa Salcedo, Johnny Long, Conchita Cruz
3. "Sa Lahat ng Dako"
Direction Gerardo de Leon
Cast Marilou Munoz, June Bergman, Rolan Montes, Douglas Dahlen
4. "Mahirap Mabuhay"
Direction Cesar Gallardo
Cast Cesar Ramirez, Miriam Jurado, Ruben Rustia, Mary Walter, Poleng Mendoza





Friday, August 1, 2014

THE SIXTIES # 147: WILLIE SOTELO, LOURDES MEDEL, MILA OCAMPO AND BERNARD BONNIN AS "ALYAS PALOS" (1961)





"Alyas Palos" (1961)
Dalisay Pictures, Inc.
Release Date August 12, 1961/ Dalisay
Story Virgilio and Nestor Redondo
Music F. Buencamino, Jr.
Screenplay and Direction Tony Santos
Cast Bernard Bonnin (in the tile role), Willie Sotelo, Lourdes Medel, Mila Ocampo/ Co-starring Danilo Jurado, Noel Villaroman, Jane Fajardo, Priscilla Ramirez, Miguel Lopez, Nita Carmona

Even before Hollywood’s "Spiderman" came into Filipino consciousness, the pinoy folks way back the early 60’s were already swooning over their screen superheroes, the likes of Gagamba, Captain Karate, and of course, Palos. But what makes the three characters so distinguishable is the fact that they were portrayed by just one actor—the dashing six-foot nino bonito of the silver screen, Bernard Bonnin.

Unlike other successful film franchise like Darna, Dyesebel and Captain Barbel that have seen several remakes but were portrayed by different movie stars, Palos was played only by Bernard Bonnin, not once, not twice, but an astounding eight times starting with "Alyas Palos" in 1961.

"When you talk about Bernard Bonnin, you remember Palos," said the man who put the word Palos in the Tagalog lexicon. "Alyas Palos" made Bernard Bonnin a household name. He (Palos) is similar to James Bond, a mercenary with an excellent skill in opening state-of-the art vaults. He defined my showbiz career. Because of Palos, the ‘pretty boy’ became an action star."

Bernard was introduced in his very first movie, "Ay Pepita" starring Nenita Javier and Mario Montenegro. "There was no role for me but they rewrote the script and included me as Nenita’s brother. My partner was Milagros Naval," he said.

However, good looks alone couldn’t ensure long-time success. Thanks to his background as a school athlete, he was ready for the next big step in his film outing. "I think Palos was my ninth movie," Bernard said. "I did it after "Jimmy Boy," an action film. Donya Sisang probably saw my potential as an action star and she assigned me to do Alyas Palos." The rest is, of course, history. 


Aside from Palos, Bernard also immortalized the Gagamba character. "I made four movies based on Gagamba. Before Spiderman came out, meron na akong "Bakas ng Gagamba." It was directed by Virgilio Redondo." Soon, Bernard was the toast of movies that celebrated superheroes. And always, his athletic agility came to good use. For example, in doing "Captain Karate," he went through a rigorous karate training.

Bernard Bonnin: Pinoy Pretty Boy of the 60s

By Gypsy Baldovino



THE SIXTIES # 146: JOSE PADILLA, JR., EDITHA CLOMERA, TEODY BELARMINO, REYNALDO DANTE, GLORIA SEVILLA, LINA CARINO AND JOSEPH ESTRADA IN "NORTH HARBOR" (1961)


"North Harbor" (1961)
Magna-East Productions, Inc.
Release Date August 8-14, 1961/ Center
Screenplay Johnny C. Pangilinan
Photography F. Pagsisihan
Music Clod Delfino
Direction Felix Villar
Cast Joseph Estrada, Jose Padilla, Jr., Editha Clomera, Teody Belarmino, Reynaldo Dante, Gloria Sevilla, Mat Ranillo, Pugak, Max Alvarado, Lina Carino/ Co-starring Elvira Reyes, Luis San Juan, Vilma Valera/ Introducing Luis Romero


Joseph Estrada and Editha Clomera in "North Harbor" (1961)

Thursday, July 31, 2014

THE SIXTIES # 145: JOSE MARI, LIBERTY ILAGAN AND CHIQUITO IN "TINDAHAN NI ALING EPANG" (1961)

Did you know that comedy legend Chiquito did one movie with Sampaguita Pictures? The movie, "Tindahan ni Aling Epang" was based from the popular DZXL radio serial and starred Jose Mari and Liberty Ilagan.


"Tindahan ni Aling Epang" (1961)
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date August 7- 16, 1961/ Life
Story Tina Loy and Mike Caguin
A DZXL Radio Serial
Music Restie Umali
Direction Carlos Vander Tolosa
Cast Jose Mari, Liberty Ilagan and Chiquito/ Co-starring Matimtiman Cruz, Rod Navarro, Mitos Seva, Georgie Quizon, Horacio Morelos, Lillian Laing, Venchito Galvez

FRANCISCO V. COCHING'S "KONTRA-BIDA" (1954-55) KOMIKS SERIAL/ IKA- 21 NA LABAS

Ang Nakaraan: Ika-20 na labas

"Kontra-Bida"
Katha't Guhit ni Francisco V. Coching
Inilathala sa Pilipino Komiks

---Ika- 21 na Labas---




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Sa Susunod: Ika- 22 na labas



THE SIXTIES # 144: FERNANDO POE, JR., ROMEO VASQUEZ, VAN DE LEON, CECILIA LOPEZ, MIRIAM JURADO, PERLA BAUTISTA IN "IKAW O AKO" (1961)


"Ikaw O Ako" (1961)
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions, Inc.
Release Date August 2- 11, 1961/ Dalisay
Music F. Buencamino, Jr.
Direction Armando Garces
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Romeo Vasquez, Van de Leon, Cecilia Lopez, Miriam Jurado, Perla Bautista, Max Alvarado, Tony Ferrer, Norma Blancaflor/ Co-starring Boy Sta. Romana, Pedro Faustino, Mary Walter/ Introducing Arnold Mendoza







Wednesday, July 30, 2014

FRANCISCO V. COCHING'S "KONTRA-BIDA" (1954-55) KOMIKS SERIAL/ IKA- 20 NA LABAS

Ang Nakaraan: Ika-19 na labas

"Kontra-Bida"
Katha't Guhit ni Francisco V. Coching
Inilathala sa Pilipino Komiks

---Ika- 20 na Labas---



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Sa Susunod: Ika- 21 na labas




THE SIXTIES # 143: NESTOR DE VILLA, EDDIE MESA, DIOMEDES MATURAN, LOURDES MEDEL, CHIQUITO, SOPHIE ARDI AND NIDA BLANCA IN "PITONG GABI SA PARIS" (1961)


"Pitong Gabi sa Paris" (1961)
Cirio H. Santiago Film Organization
Release Date July 28 to August 8, 1961/ Life
Story and Screenplay Eddie Romero
Music Polding Silos
Direction Eddie Romero and Cirio H. Santiago
Cast Nestor de Villa, Eddie Mesa, Diomedes Maturan, Lourdes Medel, Sophie Ardi and Nida Blanca/ Co-starring Chiquito, Ruben Rustia/ Introducing Arabella Harmond 


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