"Nukso Nang Nukso" (1960)
LVN Pictures, Inc.
Release Date October 26, 1960/ Dalisay
Story and Screenplay "Beer" Flores
Music Polding Silos
Direction Fred Daluz
Cast Pugo, Bentot, Sylvia La Torre, Eddie San Jose, Rosa Aguirre, Nelda Lopez Navarro and Val Castelo & Merle Tuazon
Just the other day, I was able to watch a 1959 classic comedy, Nukso Nang Nukso, probably the only surviving Pugo-Bentot movie wherein the two are the lead stars. It was based on a popular radio program, Sebya, Mahal Kita from a story created by 'Beer' Flores. Here, Pugo is Mang Nano Batekabesa, the scheming but lovable trickster who always devises crazy plans on how to make easy money so as to finance his little vices like jueteng and cockfighting. Bentot is Bitoy, his overgrown child who unwittingly divulged their plans, usually getting his father into all sorts of trouble. Also in the cast are Rosa Aguirre as Aling Rosa, Sylvia La Torre as Sebya, Mang Nano's daughter and Eddie San Jose is Aling Rosa's son Eddie Biscocho, married to Sebya.
(l-r) Eddie San Jose, Pugo, Bentot
Photo shows Mang Nano (Pugo) tries to pull off one of his many 'wicked' plans on his dim-witted son-in-law, Eddie (Eddie San Jose) while Bitoy (Bentot) innocently looks on.
Here’s the opening scene of this classic comedy, a vintage “Pugo” and “Bentot."