"My sister Bambi mentioned another Richard Abelardo-directed movie entitled "Doctor X" starring Pugo and Togo. It's a mad scientist flick like Tuko.
She also remembered "Big Shot" with Nestor de Villa and Nida Blanca. This one showed the two stars dancing from the floor, to the ceiling, and back to the floor again - in one seamless straight shot! Only from the Master.
Along those lines, I remembered other movies he directed as well.
Shalimar - with Jaime de la Rosa and Delia Razon. A lot of matte shots here.
Krus na Bakal - one of his earlier films.
Kambal Sa Sinukuan - with a young Von Serna. Daddy mentioned to me once that this film included one of the best cinematic visual effect scenes in the Filipino film industry. I've seen the movie a long time ago and I think it still remains unsurpassed to this day, banning CGI effects.
I believe that copies of these films are very rare, if not lost, and we will truly appreciate it if you can do some more postings on these. Perhaps some clips, if at all possible.
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"Doctor X" (1950)- Starts Pugo and Togo, Tony Santos, Lila Luna/ Directed by Richard Abelardo
"Shalimar" (1951)- Stars Jaime dela Rosa, Delia Razon, Ben Rubio, Lila Luna/ Directed by Richard Abelardo
"Haring Cobra" (1951)- Stars Rogelio dela Rosa (ina a dual role), Lilia Dizon, Jose Vergara, Casmot/ Directed by Richard Abelardo
"3 Labuyo" (1953)- Stars Delia Razon, Mario Montenegro, Tony Santos,Alfonso Carvajal, Casmot, Letty Alonso/ Directed by Richard Abelardo
"Kambal sa Sinukuan"(1960)- Stars Norma Blancaflor, Celia Fuentes, Jesus 'Og' Ramos, Linda Madrid, Jess Medina and Von Serna/ Directed by Richard Abelardo