LVN Pictures’ Orasang Ginto, directed by Manuel Conde, was the first Post-war Filipino movie or the first movie to come out after World War II. The movie, based on the story by Dona Aurora Quezon, tells of the Filipinos’ tragedies and miseries during and after the war. It starred Mila Del Sol, Elvira Reyes and Rodrigo ‘Bimbo’ Danao and was shown on March 4 to 13, 1946 at Zest Theater.
Trivia: Director Manuel Conde, who was then still a regular major in the Armed Forces of the Philippines, used, without permission from his superiors, an entire battalion for the war scenes in the movie. For this, he was almost got court-martialed.
(Source: The Cinema of Manuel Conde by Nicanor Tiongson)
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