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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

THE SIXTIES # 70: NESTOR DE VILLA, CHARITO SOLIS, BERNARD BONNIN, LOURDES MEDEL, JOSE VERGARA IN "KUNG AKO'Y MAHAL MO" (1960)/ A FILM BY DR. GREGORIO FERNANDEZ / Re-posted

“Now they are happy in each other’s arms…but how long will it be before the past catches up with them?” goes the blurb of the 1960 movie, "Kung Ako’y Mahal Mo," another absorbing drama from Director Gregorio Fernandez.



"Kung Ako'y Mahal Mo" (1960)
LVN Pictures 
Release Date November 5, 1960/ Dalisay
Story Joseph de Cordova
Music Polding Silos
Direction Dr. Gregorio Fernandez
Cast Nestor de Villa, Charito Solis, Bernard Bonnin, Lourdes Medel, Jose Vergara, Perla Bautista, Arturo de Castille, Pabo Zapata, Bella Lopez, May Villarica, Priscilla Ramirez, Horace Curry, Bob Zulueta






Ramon (Nestor de Villa), a mechanic, was driving along the dimly lit part of the highway when he heard a scream coming from a lady in distress. He went to the aid of the helpless woman and in the process killed the man. The slain man was the ardent suitor of the woman. The woman was Lydia (Charito Solis), a socialite, who hurriedly left the scene. The police arrived in time and apprehended Ramon. Lydia went to the States the following day. With no witnesses to testify for him to prove his innocence, Ramon was sentenced to an 8-year jail term by Judge Amante (Jose Vergara), Lydia’s father. Disheartened and dejected, Ramon with anger in his heart, vowed to hunt down the mysterious woman.

Courtesy of LVN Pictures

Years passed. Lydia’s back and Ramon’s out. Ramon went back to being a mechanic. The two met (when Lydia’s car broke down) and after the getting-to-know you stage, they fall in love. When Ramon was introduced to the family during Lydia’s birthday bash, one of the guests, a lawyer-suitor recognized him and caught the attention of Judge Amante. He was humiliated for being an ex-convict and he left shamed and dispirited.
Lydia learned of Ramon’s case from Ramon’s sister (Lourdes Medel) and realized her mistake. She blamed herself of Ramon’s dilemma. She, however, decided to elope and marry Ramon against her father’s wishes. Finally, in her sick bed, Lydia bared the truth to Ramon that she was the mysterious woman. Hell broke loose. Ramon went to Judge Amante to inform him that it's all over between him and Lydia and he can have her daughter back. Here's that final gripping scenes---

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1 comment:

Andrew Leavold said...

Dear Simon,

Great posts, as always!

I'm not sure if you have heard the news, but the director of the Cleopatra Wong films, Bobby A. Suarez, passed away this morning.

As you know, he was a great friend to me, and it would be a great honour to his memory if you could make mention of his passing.

My research on Bobby is at http://bamboogodsandbionicboys.blogspot.com/search/label/Bobby%20A%20Suarez

Many thanks Simon,

Warmest regards, Andrew

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