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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 62: ROGELIO DELA ROSA AND NORMA BLANCAFLOR IN P 1,000 KAGANDAHAN" (1948)

"P 1,000 Kagandahan"
LVN Pictures

Release Date: March 24- April 7, 1948/Dalisay
Story
Nemesio E. Caravana
Music F. Buencamino Sr. & Jr.Direction Gregorio Fernandez
Cast Rogelio de la Rosa, Norma Blancaflor, Deanna Prieto, Fidel de Castro, Jaime Castellvi and Gregorio Fernandez

Monday, November 28, 2011

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 61: MILA DEL SOL, TEDDY BENAVIDEZ, LIRIO DEL VALLE, TEODY BELARMINO IN "MALAYA" (1948)



"Malaya (Mutya ng Kagubatan)"
LVN Pictures

Release Date: 1948/Boulevard
Music
Juan Silos
Direction Luis Silos
Cast Mila del Sol, Teddy Benavidez, Lirio del Valle, Teody Belarmino, F. Monroy, R. Jimenez, S. Zaragoza, J. Bernardo, A. Serrano, T. Santos and Soto, Bayani, Monang

Saturday, November 26, 2011

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 60: JAIME DE LA ROSA, LILIA DIZON, LILIAN VELEZ IN "ENKANTADA (SA MAHIWAGANG PULO)" (1948)/ UPDATED




"Enkantada (Sa Mahiwagang Pulo)" (1948)
LVN Pictures
Release Date July 23, 1948/Dalisay
Story and Screenplay
Hernando R. Ocampo
Direction Richard Abelardo
Cast Jaime de la Rosa, Lilia Dizon, Lilian Velez, Cecilio Joaquin, Gil de Leon, Fred de Lara, Jose de Cordova, Fred Gonzalez, Inday Jalandoni, Juan Urbano, Tony Dantis, Ramon Tello Jr. and Bayani Casimiro and Tony Navarro


Jaime de la Rosa and Lilian Velez


Friday, November 25, 2011

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 59: CARMEN ROSALES AND FERNANDO POE IN "CARMENCITA MIA" (1949)


"Carmencita Mia"
Par Productions

Release Date February 9- 15, 1949/ Manila Grand Opera House
Direction Paquito Bolero
Cast Carmen Rosales, Fernando Poe




Thursday, November 24, 2011

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 58: ELY RAMOS, NORMA BLANCAFLOR, TONY ARNALDO IN "SUMPAAN" (1948)


"Sumpaan"
LVN Pictures

Release Date: May 24- June 2, 1948/Dalisay
Direction Susana C. de Guzman
Cast Ely Ramos, Norma Blancaflor, Tony Arnaldo, Rosa Rosal, Alfonso Carvajal

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 57: "WALA NA AKONG LUHA" (1948)


"Wala Na Akong Luha"
Premiere Productions

Release Date: August 12, 1948/Dalisay
Music Santiago S. Suarez
Direction
Eduardo de Castro
Cast Carlos Padilla, Anita Linda, Fernando Royo, Mary Walter, Amparo Aquino, Efren Reyes, Virginia Montes, Amelita Sol, Dely Atay-Atayan, Fernando Santiago, Kasupang, Marcial Glorioso, Sonny Padilla

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 56: NORMA BLANCAFLOR AND JAIME DE LA ROSA IN "TANIKALANG PAPEL" (1948)


"Tanikalang Papel"
LVN Pictures, Inc.

Release Date: April 24- May 3, 1948/Dalisay
Music Juan Silos, Jr.
Direction
Nardo Vercudia
Cast Norma Blancaflor, Jaime de la Rosa, Alfonso carvajal, Crising Aligada, Engracio Ibarra, Justina David, Africa de la Rosa, Jose de Cordova, Pat Salvador, T. Torrente, Ric Bustamante, Edgardo Sandoval




Monday, November 21, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 54: LEOPOLDO SALCEDO, VIDA FLORANTE, NELA ALVAREZ, WITH GIL DE LEON, TOLINDOY IN "SIERRA MADRE" (1948)



"Sierra Madre"
LVN Pictures
, Inc.
Release Date: August 22- 31, 1948/Dalisay
Music Josefino Cenizal
Story and Direction
Leopoldo Salcedo
Cast Leopoldo Salcedo, Vida Florante, Nela Alvarez, Gil de Leon, Tolindoy, Rafael Jimenez, Tony Santos, Ding Tello, Victor Salvador, Anita Serrano, Jose Velasco, Jr., Ngongo, Blanca Nieva, Tino de Lara

Friday, November 18, 2011

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 53: ROGELIO DELA ROSA, TONY ARNALDO, ROSA ROSAL AND INTRODUCING CELIA FLOR IN "HAMPAS NG LANGIT" (1948)



"Hampas ng Langit"
LVN Pictures, Inc.
Release Date: August 22- 31, 1948/Dalisay
Direction Susana de Guzman
Cast Rogelio de la Rosa, Tony Arnaldo, Rosa Rosal/ Introducing Celia Flor/ with Merly Fernandez, Priscilla, Eusebio Gomez, Jose Cris Soto, Amandita

Thursday, November 17, 2011

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 52: FERNANDO POE, ERLINDA CORTES IN "ANAK PAWIS" (1948)

"Anak Pawis"
Fernando Poe Productions/ Palaris Films
Release Date: February 11-18, 1948/Boulevard
Direction Fernando Poe
Cast Fernando Poe, Erlinda Cortez, Pacita del Rio, Rolando Liwanag, Gregorio Ticman, Davao Santiago, Rosa Mia, Salvador Saragoza, Batotoy, Lily Miraflor, H.R. Ocampo, Vic Andaya

Monday, November 14, 2011

OCTOBER 13, 1954: MRS. FERNANDO POE CARRIES ON!

In 1954, Bessie Kelly-Poe, the widow of Fernando Poe, Sr., "carries on the brave fight for her late actor-director husband who had tried to save her from the worries of movie work. She starts out anew with Fernando Poe Productions and finds it tough for a newcomer like her to raise capital."

Mrs. Poe tells it all in the article below...


Kislap-Graphic magazine/ October 13, 1954
to read, click image to enlarge

Her initial production venture, "Multo sa Opera" however didn't fare well in the box-office.


"Multo sa Opera" (1954)- Stars Leopoldo Salcedo/ Introducing Nina Navarro/with Tony Mogueis, Lydia Resma, Ching Macabasco/ Guest Stars-Ben Perez, Elvira Reyes/ Directed by Mario Barri

see link: "Multo sa Opera" (1954): FPJ's First Movie Appearance?

Saturday, November 12, 2011

MOVIE REMAKES # 4: "PARUPARONG BUKID" (1938 and 1958)


"Paroparong Bukid" (1938)
Sampaguita Pictures Inc.
Release Date: May 31- June 12, 1938/ Grand Theater
Story Catalino V. Flores
Director Octavio Silos
Cast
Elsa Oria, Rudy Concepcion, Teddy Banavides, Nati Rubi, Soledad Aquino, Jose Gonzales


"Paruparong Bukid" (1958)
Sampaguita Pictures Inc.
Release Date: 1958/ Life Theater
Story Catalino V. Flores
Director Armando Garces
Cast
Gloria Romero, Luis Gonzales, Dolphy, Daisy Romualdez, Eddie Garcia, Etang Discher, Boy Planas, Venchito Galvaez, Ely Roque, Luis Castro, Jaime Javier, Vic Guevarra, Lilibeth Perez

Friday, November 11, 2011

MOVIE REMAKES # 3: "PAKIUSAP" (1940 and 1959)


"Pakiusap" (1940)
Excelsior Pictures, Inc.
Release Date: March 28- April 3, 1940/ Grand Theater
Director Octavio Silos
Cast Rosario Moreno, Rudy Concepcion, Sylvia Rosales, Franco Garcia, Pedro Faustino, Naty Bernardo


"Pakiusap" (1959)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date: March 28- April 3, 1940/ Grand Theater
Story Luis Nolasco
Music Constancio C. de Guzman
Director Conrado Conde
Cast Dolphy, Amalia Fuentes, Juancho Gutierrez, Daisy Romualdez, Panchito ALba, Priscilla Valdez, Boy Planas, Horacio Morales, Cesar Reyes, Isa Rinio, Aring Bautista, Santiago Buenas

Thursday, November 10, 2011

MOVIE REMAKES # 2: "BITUING MARIKIT" (1937 and 1957)



"Bituing Marikit" (1937)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date: December 12-20, 1937/ Savoy Theater
Director Carlos Vander Tolosa
Cast Elsa Oria, Rogelio dela Rosa, Ely Ramos, Silvia Rosales, Teddy Benavides, Nati Rubi, Billy Vizcarra


"Bituing Marikit" (1957)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date: March 20-29, 1957/ Life Theater
Director Carlos Vander Tolosa
Cast Dolphy, Amalia Fuentes, Juancho Gutierrez, Daisy Romualdez

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

MOVIE REMAKES # 1: "MADALING ARAW" (1938 and 1958)



"Madaling Araw" (1938)
Sampaguita Pictures Inc.
Release Date: October 11-25, 1938/ Metropolitan Theater
Director Carlos Vander Tolosa
Cast
Elsa Oria, Ely Ramos, Yolanda Marquez, Teddy Benavides, Ernesto la Guardia, Precioso Palma, Manuel Eloriaga, Nati Rubi, Billy Vizcarra, Exequiel Segovia, Joaquin Gavino


"Madaling Araw" (1958)
Sampaguita Pictures Inc.
Release Date: July 3-12, 1958/ Life Theater
Story Luis F. Nolasco and Carlos Vander Tolosa
Director
Armando Garces
Cast
Amalia Fuentes, Juancho Gutierrez, Susan Roces, Romeo Vasquez, Rosa Mia, Tito Galla and Carlos Salazar (Guest Star)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

IKE LOZADA AS "THE MUSICAL GIANT" (1969)

Ike Lozada, comedian, singer and star builder, was literally a 'musical giant' in Philippine movies. He was best remembered in his highly popular TV show, Big Ike's Happening in the 70s.


"The Musical Giant" (1969)- Stars Ike Lozada, Linda Martin, Cielito del Mundo, Perla Adea, Bobet Torres, Ben David, Betty Mendez, Tommy Angeles, Metring David, Prospero Luna. Ric M. dela Rosa, Tom Calma & Tony Santos, Jr./ Special performance of Roger Calvin, Elizabeth Ramsey, Ruben Tagalog, Ric Manrique, Pauline Sevilla, Susan La Torre, Romy Mallari, Helen Vela and many more

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

THE SCREEN TANDEM OF ZALDY ZSHORNACK AND CHIQUITO (MOVIE ADS 1960-68)

Comic icon Chiquito started his illustrious movie career as sidekick to popular action star Fernando Poe, Jr. in movies like Lutong Makaw (1958), May Pasikat ba sa Kano (1958), Atrebida (1958), Hawaiian Boy (1959), Tough Guy (1959) and in several Lo’ Waist Gang movies. He was given his biggest break in 1959 via Sotang Bastos and was already a big star in the 60s doing titular lead roles as Sariong Albularyo (1962), Gorio and his Jeepney (1962) and Mister Wong (1963).

He likewise played sidekick and later side by side with another popular 60s star, Zaldy Zshornack.



"Outside the Kulambo" (1960)- Stars Zaldy Zshornack, Shirley Gorospe, Amado Cortez, Marichu Llora and Chiquito/ with Paquito Diaz, Luis San Juan, Menggay, Dely Villanueva, Ponga/Directed by Larry Santiago

"Hongkong Honeymoon" (1960)- Stars Zaldy Zshornack, Shirley Gorospe, Chiquito, Carol Varga, Celia Rodriguez, Teroy de Guzman, Ruben Rustia, Jose Garcia, Paquito Salcedo, Lita Cristobal, Dencio Padilla/Directed by Ramon Estella

"Krus na Daan" (1960)- Stars Zaldy Zshornack, Lou Salvador, Jr., Bentot, Chiquito, Carmencita Abad, Inday Jalandoni, Mary Walter, Pianing Vidal/ Introducng Joji Mijares, Toto/Directed by Leroy Salvador

"Teritoryo ng mga Pusakal" (1963)- Stars Zaldy Zshornack, Chiquito, Oscar Roncal, Jose Vergara, Bert Olivar and Paquito Diaz/ with Caridad Sanchez, Mary Walter, Lucita Soriano, Jenny Arce, Silvio Ramiro, Jose Garcia and Cecilia Lopez in a special role/ Directed by Artemio Marquez

"Dimas Kadena" (1964)- Stars Zaldy Zshornack, Chiquito, Mina Aragon, Stella Suarez, martin Marfil, Angel Confiado, Divina Gracia, Flor Bien, Rolan Montes, Tony Villar & Andy Garchitorena/ Directed by Artemio Marquez

"Pinoy Beatles" (1964)- Stars Zaldy Zshornack, Chiquito, Manding Claro, Jerry Pons, Al Quinn, Maggie dela Riva, Stella Suarez, Elizabeth Ramsey/ Directed by Artemio Marquez

"Karate Squad" (1964)- Stars Zaldy Zshornack, Chiquito, Eddie Garcia, Liza Moreno, Dolores Dee, Joe Sison, Venchito Galvez, Avel Morado, Andy Garchitorena and Jose Padilla, Jr./ Directed by Eddie Garcia

"Apat na Agila"(1965)- Stars Zaldy Zshornack, Chiquito, Liza Moreno, Jing Abalos, Gloria Sevilla, Miriam Jurado, Bruno Punzalan, Johnny Long, Angel Confiado, Ruben Ramos, Tiva Lava/ Directed by SOl Gaudite and Ben Feleo


"Iyo ang Norte, Akin ang Sur" (1966)- Stars Zaldy Zshornack, Chiquito, Eva Marie, Menggay, Ric Bustamante, Baby Chiquita, Bino Garcia, Rolan Montes, Boy Chico, Angel Confiado, Zarco Zamora, SOS Daredevils & Silvio Ramiro in a special role/ Directed by Artemio Marquez


"Agents: Wen Manong" (1968)- Stars Zaldy Zshornack, Chiquito, Sofia Moran, Carina Afable, Ponga, Joseph Polk and Rey Taylo/ with Vera Vargas, Josie Flores, Larry Silva, Carlos Diaz, Angel Confiado, SOS Daredevils & Prospero Luna/ Directed by Raul Silos

Saturday, November 5, 2011

PALITO'S "JAMES BONE" IN ORIGINAL DVD

James Bone, Agent 001, a James Bond spoof, came out in original DVD recently. The movie starred the late Palito, a well-loved comedian, known for his sunken hollow eyes, thin-reed and emaciated figure. Palito, who usually played a corpse or zombie in movies, passed away last year at age 76.

Friday, November 4, 2011

MATUTINA IN A STARRING ROLE: "ANG INYONG LINGKOD, MATUTINA" (1975)

Do you still remember Matutina, Doña Delilah’s maid with a squeaky voice in a longest-running TV show, “John en Marsha”? Matutina, Evelyn Bontogan- Guerrero in real life, appeared, probably her one and only starring role in the 1975 wacky comedy, “Ang Inyong Lingkod, Matutina.” She was ably supported by veteran comedians, Panchito, Apeng Daldal, Ben David, Tange and Bert ‘Tawa’ Marcelo.

"Ang Inyong Lingkod, Matutina" (1975)- Stars Panchito, Romy Diaz, Lito Anzures, Apeng Daldal, Ben David, Bert 'Tawa' Marcelo, Tange, Huey Duck and Matutina in the title role/ Directed by Maning Rivera

"NOTHING CHANGE !"

"What's new?"


Editorial Cartoon- 1960


Editorial Cartoon- 1963


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