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Sunday, August 31, 2008
Manuel Conde was supposed to do Juan Tamad Goes to Malacanang in 1961. Pre-production and preparations were on place, but for one reason or another the whole project was aborted and shelved.
In 1962, a different Juan Tamad was introduced to the public. The actor, Leopoldo Salcedo, and not Manuel Conde, assumed the role of Juan Tamad. The movie was titled as Juan Tamad Enters Malacanang, since the title of Juan Tamad Goes to Malacanang was already copyrighted by Conde. What would have been Conde's reaction that time? It's disheartening and I'm pretty sure it would have broken the heart of Conde. For me that was foul and unethical, since the name Juan Tamad had been associated with Conde since 1947, when he made the first Juan Tamad.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
See Efren Reyes, The Actor/ Movie Ads Circa 1949-60
Friday, August 29, 2008
Reyes, according to his son, Efren Jr. in a recent article, pioneered the so-call Pinoy Western in Philippine movies, when his dad did Bandido in 1950. His colleagues then were reluctant and were not sold to the idea of doing the said movie because they saw it unrealistic as there were no cowboys in this country. The movie later turned out to be a big box-office hit that started the western genre in Philippine cinema.
He was also into film directing. His first directorial job was Haring Espada in 1956 using the pen name of Severino Reyes III. He likewise excelled in this field, gaining wide recognition and being nominated several times--- for Albano Brothers (1962), Sigaw ng Digmaan (1963), Pilipinas Kong Mahal (1965) and Dugo ang Kulay ng Pag-ibig (1966) He directed the legendary Fernando Poe, Jr. in many memorable movies, among them, Sigaw ng Digmaan (1963), which won the Famas Best Picture that year, Ito ang Maynila (1963), Daniel Barrion (1964), Baril na Ginto (1964), Ang Daigdig Ko’y Ikaw (1965), Pilipinas Kong Mahal (1965), Zamboanga (1966).
Reyes was married to actress Virginia Montes. They had six children, two of them; Cristina Reyes and Efren Jr. were also in show business.
He died of heart attack (see details) on February 11, 1968.
Ifugao (1954)- Starring Efren Reyes, Leila Morena, Juan 'Johnny' Monteiro, Gloria Sevilla, Fernando Royo/Directed by Gerardo de Leon
Sagrado (1955) Stars Efren Reyes, Leila Morena, Lopito, Lauro Delgado, Carol varga, Ruben Rustia, Nello Nayo, Cynthia Zamora/Directed by Cesar Gallardo
Eskrimador (1955)- Starring Efren Reyes, Edna Luna, Juan 'Johnny' Monteiro, Corazon Rivas, Lauro Delgado/Directed by Teodorico C. Santos
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The four of them starred together in one big movie, Dos Por Dos in 1967.
Comedian Chiquito pooled his children together to come up with this delightful movie, Pamilya Garapal (1966). He named his children as Chiquita I, II, III, IV, Baby Chiquita and Chiquito Jr. Note that the story was written by Mrs. Chiquito.
Father and son, the Great Profile, Leopoldo Salcedo and son Edgar Salcedo teamed up in one great movie, Laman ng Aking Laman, featuring other formidable stars like Rita Gomez, Rosa Mia and Rosemarie in a special role.
In the 60s also saw brothers and sisters together in movies. Sisters Susan Roces and Rosemarie and brothers Pepito Rodriguez and Ramil Rodriguez starred in two of the several movies they made, Mga Reynang Engkantada (1965) and Double Date (1967).
This time, the Ejercito Brothers, Joseph Estrada and George Estregan teamed up with the Gonzales Brothers, Roberto and Rolando in the 1968 movie, Suntok O Karate?
The death of action star Jess Lapid saw the birth of the Lapid brothers---Rolly, Raul, Rey and Rex Lapid. One of the movie they made was Lapid Brothers (1969).
In 1970, action star Tony Ferrer co-starred with his brother, character actor, Nick Romano in Biyak na Bato.
Top character actors, brothers Paquito and Romy Diaz also did a movie together in the lead roles. They starred in Basta't Basketball in 1971.
The biggest blockbuster of them all --- the Poe Brothers, Fernando Poe, Jr., Andy Poe, Conrad Poe and Freddie Poe together in one big, wholesome movie, Isa Para sa Lahat, Lahat Para sa Isa (1979).
Top comedian Dolphy made countless movies featuring his sons (Dolphy Jr., Rolly, Freddie, Eric, Jeffrey, Vandolph, among others) and daughter (Sahlee). He starred with son, Dolphy Jr. in Like Father, Like Son in 1967 and with other son Vandolph in 1995 in the movie, Father en Son.
The late action star Rudy Fernandez teamed up with son Mark Anthony Fernandez in the 1995 movie, Matimbang Pa sa Dugo.
In 2008, Mother and daughter, Annabelle Rama and Ruffa Gutierrez starred together for the first time in My Monster Mom.