"Talipandas" (1958)- Stars Rita Gomez, Luis Gonzales, Van de Leon, Carlos Salazar, Bella Flores, Zeny Zabala, Pacita Arana, Ely Roque/ Directed by Conrado Conde
Synopsis: When her mother dies from a beating by Raul (Van de Leon), the father who had abandoned them even before she was born, Esperanza (Rita Gomez) vows to seek out Raul and try to avenge her mother’s death.
Esperanza starts working as a taxi-dancer and soon she has many suitors, among them, Raul, whom she does not recognize and who now goes under the alias of George. Esperanza also meets Bien (Luis Gonzales), a young man who is feuding with Andy (Carlos Salazar), his brother, for whom he had served time in prison but who repaid him by stealing his fiancée.
Esperanza fights against her growing love for Bien, wanting to devote all her time to finding Raul. She starts to suspect that George is really Raul and lays trap for him. This causes a misunderstanding with Bien who leaves her.
Not knowing that Esperanza is his daughter, Raul also lays plans to possess her, with the aid of his men, among them, Andy. The story reaches a tense climax with Esperanza, Bien, Raul and Andy coming face to face, each with a violent purpose. In this situation, Esperanza reveals herself to Raul who is stunned to learn that the girl he intends to ravish is his own daughter. It is also in this situation that Bien and Andy come to grips. But at the end, justice and love win out. (Source: Literary Song-Movie magazine)