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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 62: 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: "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: "ENKANTADA (SA MAHIWAGANG PULO)" (1948)


"Enkantada (Sa Mahiwagang Pulo)"
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 & Tony Navarro

Thursday, November 24, 2011

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 58: "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: "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

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 55: "SUNSET OVER CORREGIDOR (KRUS NG DIGMA)" (1948)


"Sunset Over Corregidor (Krus ng Digma)"
X'OTIC Productions

Release Date: December 8, 1948/Times
Direction Carlos Vander Tolosa
Cast Linda Estrella, Teddy Benavidez, Mona Lisa, Fernando Royo, Bimbo Danao, Rosa Aguirre, Cris de Vera

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 54: "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: "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, Tony Arnaldo/ Introducing Celia Flor/with Merly Fernandez, Priscilla, Eusebio Gomez, Jose Cris Soto, Amandita

Thursday, November 17, 2011

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 52: "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

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

"SANTO DOMINGO" (1972): A HIGH ADVENTURE MOVIE/ FPJ AT HIS FIGHTING BEST

Santo Domingo was adjudged the top grosser in the 7th Manila Film Festival and child star Frankie Navaja, Jr. was awarded the festival's Best Child Performer. Based from a komiks serial created by Pablo S. Gomez, the movie starred Da king, Fernando Poe, Jr. under Celso Ad. Castillo direction.

Another in my wish list, this blockbuster hit of 1972 was shown a few days ago at Skycable Cinema One. Glad to see this again after almost 4 decades and really a big treat to all FPJ fans!!!



"Santo Domingo" (1972)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Boots Anson-Roa, Alona Alegre, Paquito Diaz and Max Alvarado/ with Lito Anzures, Bruno Punzalan, Vic Varrion, Johnny Long, Robert talby, Belo Borja, Luis Benedicto, Nonoy de Guzman and Frankie Navaja, Jr./ Featuring Jun Mariano/ Directed by Celso Ad. Castillo


"Santo Domingo"
Nobela ni Pablo S. Gomez

Guhit ni Alex Nino

Serialized in United Komiks




Synopsis: A band of ruthless, marauding pirates led by Carbungco (Max Alvarado) and Tuta (Paquito Diaz) siege the monastery in the coastal town of Santo Domingo killing most of the priests except for three. The pirates temporarily took control of the place to cool off after a spate of killings and lootings.

Vener (Fernando Poe, Jr.), a fisherman in the nearby town, recovered a dead body of a slain priest and feared that something wrong was going on at the monastery. Vener had a score to settle with the pirates when his family and some of his town mates were brutally killed when he was young. He still vividly remembered the menacing face of Carbungco.


Vener sailed to Santo Domingo and was able to penetrate the island killing some of the pirates guarding the island. As he was hiding, he accidentally punched Loreta (Boots Anson-Roa) which he mistook her as one of the pirates. Loreta had a young brother named Punggi (Frankie Navaja, Jr.), a mischievous, wandering kid. Vener introduced himself to Loreta and Punggi and told them that the monastery was under siege.


Vener devised a plan on how to get inside the monastery. He needed the help of the town folks but with no guns and only bolos, he gave up the plan… and also help from the authority would take 5 days. He decided to do it alone.


Disguised as a priest, he entered the monastery. However, his plan backfired. He was nabbed and captured. Unknowingly, Punggi was in tow, and was able to enter the monastery in a secret passage.
With Punggi’s help, Vener was able to escape. He held Carbungco hostage and freed the priests and the women hostages. With Carbungco as hostage, they were able to get out of the monastery unharmed. Tuta was pleased of the result as he was able to get rid of Carbungco and assumed power.

On the other hand, Loreta was kidnapped by Tuta’s men and when Vener learned about this, he went back to the monastery. Punggi showed him the secret passage.


This time, the town folks, all armed with bolos, stormed the monastery. Fights ensued as the town folks subdued the pirates. Vener, in turn, was able to save Loreta from Tuta’s hands. However, Carbungco, at this time escaped, but the avenging Vener was able to corner him in the coastline and killed him.





The band of pirates headed by Carbungco (Max Alvarado) and Tuta (Paquito Diaz) landed at the monastery of Santo Domingo.



Carbungco grilled the monks at the monastery



Carbungco's men



The town folks of Santo Domingo led by Loreta (Boots Anson-Roa) paid a visit at the monastery bringing with them foods and offerings.



Vener (Fernando Poe., Jr.) recalled how his family were brutally killed by Carbungco and his men.



Vener explained his mission to Loreta




Vener and Punggi (Frankie Navaja, Jr.)




Loreta concerned on Vener's safety



The monastery located near the coastline of Santo Domingo



Vener, disguised as priest, went to the monastery



Carbungco and his men dressed in monk's attires


Vener is surrounded and captured...


and Loreta, too...


The fight to the end between Vener and Carbungco

---Lobby cards and stills from the movie---














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)

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