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Sunday, September 30, 2012

THE FIFTIES # 94: PUGO & TOGO IN "DALAWANG PRINSIPENG KAMBAL" (1951)

 
"Dalawang Prinsipeng Kambal"
LVN Pictures

Release Date October 28- November 6, 1951/ Life
Direction Manuel Silos
Cast Pugo & Togo, Teody Belarmino, Milagros Naval
 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

THE FIFTIES # 93: ROGELIO DE LA ROSA & LILIA DIZON IN "HARING COBRA" (1951): A FILM BY RICHARD ABELARDO/ Re-posted

Screen legend Rogelio dela Rosa played dual role in this exciting costume movie, as Felipe, a shipyard stevedore and as Haring Cobra, the deposed king. The scheming Haring Cobra hired the services of Felipe, his look-a-like, to double for him and devised a plan to reclaim his throne. Director Richard Abelardo, known for his terrific and superb camera works and visual effects, was able to put the two characters in a single frame perfectly. One wonders how he did it given the crude movie equipments he had during that time.


Haring Cobra" (1951)- Stars Rogelio dela Rosa, Lilia Dizon, Jose Vergara, Ven Medina, Jose Corazon de Jesus, Elena Acosta/ Directed by Richard Abelardo


The Story--- While working in a shipyard in Jolo, Felipe (Rogelio dela Rosa) is coerced by two henchmen of a deposed monarch, Haring Cobra, to accept a twofold mission - to impersonate him and kill the present usurper to the throne, his cousin, Rahmed (Jose Vergara) and thus stop the forthcoming marriage of Rahmed and the lovely Amahda (Lilia Dizon). In a short flashback, Haring Cobra relates the events that led to his overthrow - how he was betrayed by Rahmed and together with his loyal aides, set upon a raft and left to drift aimlessly at sea; how he lost his right arm and instead of a hand, now has grotesque sharp steel claws (see clip below).




Courtesy of LVN Pictures


The adventurer Felipe is intrigued by the prospects of a huge reward, and the chance of meeting Amahda. He receives a thorough training in impersonating Haring Cobra, including the trademark smirk that the deposed King is famous for. Arriving at this Balinese-type island not far from Jolo, Felipe, now as Haring Cobra, is smitten by the beautiful Amahda, who also feels an attraction to a man she knows to be an impostor.

Rahmed is also in love with Amahda, and wishes to make her his queen, but Felipe (as Haring Cobra), upon meeting Rahmed, is told another version of events that led to Haring Cobra's overthrow. Haring Cobra was the usurper, who grabbed power from his own father, Razul, and killed him. But only Haring Cobra knows that Razul is not dead, but locked up in the ruins of an ancient temple. Felipe is confused by the turn of events, but nevertheless engages Rahmed in a swordfight.

In the meanwhile, the real Haring Cobra arrives in the kingdom, and orders the murder of his own father. His men seize the palace, and Rahmed is killed. Haring Cobra's success is complete, save for one thing. One of his henchmen, Asaad (Ven Medina), reveals to the ruthless King that Felipe and Amahda are in love and plan to run away. The enraged Haring Cobra pursues them and is about to kill them when he himself is gunned down - by his own father, Razul, who managed to escape from his temple-prison. Felipe and Amahda finally leave the island, and Razul regains his throne.(Sypnosis: From Kabayan Central- LVN)




Courtesy of LVN Pictures








(Stills: LVN Pictures)


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

THE FIFTIES # 92: MANUEL CONDE AS THE DEVIL IN FRANCISCO V. COCHING'S "SATUR" (1951): KOMIKS SERIAL AND MOVIE ADAPTATION/ Re-posted

Satur, created by Francisco V. Coching, appeared on the pages of Pilipino Komiks in 1950. It was adapted for the screen by LVN Pictures in 1951 under Lamberto V. Avellana direction. Manuel Conde played the title role of Satur, the devil incarnate and masquerading as a handsome, dapper young man in cape.



Satur/ Katha't Guhit ni Francisco V. Coching/
Pilipino Komiks/ 1950
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(Source: Steve Santos' Unang Labas Blog)



Satur (1951)- Stars Jaime de la Rosa, Delia Razon and Manuel Conde/ with Alfonso Carvajal, Rosa Aguirre, Jose de Cordova/ Directed by Lamberto Avellana





Satur (played by Manuel Conde) was a handsome, wealthy, mysterious, young man who will give anything to the woman he loved. It was Cristina (Delia Razon), a pretty barrio lass, whom Satur wanted for his wife, but the young woman was already committed to Sendong (Jaime dela Rosa), a farmer. When Cristina’s mother fell ill and no cure can be found, Cristina went to Satur for help. A written contract or pact was signed and consummated between Satur and the family, wherein Cristina will be forever indebted to Satur. The mother got well. Later, Satur left town and entrusted all his wealth--- the mansion and everything to Cristina and her family. When the family learned that Satur died, they thought that the deal they entered to was already void with his death. Cristina went to Sendong to tell the good news. But Satur was not any ordinary human being; he was the devil incarnate disguising as a man. A deal is a deal--- and Satur insisted that Cristina was his forever. When the contract was not met, a curse was hurled on Cristina turning her into an old woman. Sendong will try anything to save Cristina, even at the expense of his life. The duel to the end with Satur was his only chance. An incredible and impossible task to do! Can he make it?





Here's the duel--- a rare film footage of the movie's final scene---




Courtesy of LVN Pictures


Monday, September 24, 2012

THE FIFTIES # 91: ARMANDO GOYENA & PRISCILLA CELLONA IN "PAG-ASA" (1951): A FILM BY LAMBERTO AVELLANA/ Re-uploaded

"Pag-asa" (1951)- Stars Armando Goyena, Priscilla Cellona, Ike Jarlego, Jr., Rosa Mia, Paco Zamora, Naty Bernardo, Gregorio Ticman/ Directed by Lamberto Avellana



Recently orphaned, Celing (played by Priscilla Cellona in her first starring role) and her robust and playful kid brother Piding (Ike Jarlego Jr) went to Manila to find work in the home of their late parents' hacienda landlord (Paco Zamora). However they were treated miserably by the landlord's ill-tempered second wife, Doña Esperanza (Naty Bernardo).
Physically abused and beaten, Celing and Piding ran away one night and ended up in an amusement park where they met Victor (Armando Goyena), a ferris wheel operator. Victor took pity on them and brought them home to his mother, Aling Teria (Rosa Aguirre). The old woman welcomed the two with open arms.



Celing, who happened to have a good singing voice, was persuaded by Victor's uncle, Mang Sebio (Gregorio Ticman) to join an amateur radio singing contest. She won and it became the start of a very successful singing career. However, her new good fortune brought her no joy because Victor pretended not to care about her at all. Celing was secretly in love with Victor and the young man addressed her as "kid." On the other hand, Victor and Piding became fast friends.


Meanwhile, the scheming Doña Esperanza decided she must take Celing back after reading about her success in the newspaper. She talked to Victor about her decision and even threatened to take the matter to the court. Feeling that it could be for the good of Celing and Piding, Victor had a heart-to-heart talk with Celing and advised her to go back to Doña Esperanza. Celing agreed to return, more so she felt she was nothing at all to Victor. When Piding learned about it, he became hysterical and ran away… only to meet a fatal accident. The concluding parts can be viewed in two parts on the two clips below---


Courtesy of LVN Pictures

Stills: From LVN Pictures


Friday, September 21, 2012

THE FIFTIES # 90: ROSA DEL ROSARIO & TEODY BELARMINO IN "SINGSING NA SINULID" (1951)

"Singsing na Sinulid"
Royal Productions
Release Date December 23, 1951 to January 1, 1952/ Clover
Music Constancio C. de Guzman
Direction Eduardo de Castro
Cast Rosario del Rosario, Teody Belarmino, Cristina Aragon, Antonio Roldan, Zony Quizon, Paco Zamora, Naty Rubi,Pancho Pelagio, Luis San Juan, Ding Tello, Nello nayo, Francisco Cruz, Conchita Vizconde



Thursday, September 20, 2012

THE FIFTIES # 89: ERLINDA CORTEZ & VICTOR SEVILLA IN "APOY NA GINATUNGAN" (1951)



"Apoy na Ginatungan"
Royal Productions

Release Date July 4-13, 1951/ Clover
Music Constancio C. de Guzman
Direction Paquito Bolero
Cast Erlinda Cortez, Victor Sevilla, Lita Rio, Rosa Aguirre, Fred Penalosa, Rafael Jimenez, Golay, Ben Cosca, Baby Violeta, Nobel Macabasco

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

THE FIFTIES # 88: OSCAR MORENO & ALICIA VERGEL IN MARS RAVELO'S "BERDUGO NG MGA ANGHEL" (1951)



"Berdugo Ng Mga Anghel"
Sampaguita Pictures

Release Date July 30, 1951/ Life
Story Mars Ravelo
Direction Octavio Silos
Cast Oscar Moreno, Alicia Vergel, Tessie Martinez



Serialized in Hiwaga Komiks
Katha ni Mars Ravelo
Guhit ni Elpidio E. Torres




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Sunday, September 16, 2012

THE FIFTIES # 87: OSCAR MORENO, FRED MONTILLA & CESAR RAMIREZ AS THE "TRES MUSKITEROS" (1951)


"Tres Muskiteros"
Sampaguita Pictures

Release Date November 27, 1951/ Life
Story Luciano B. Carlos
Direction Nardo Vercudia
Cast Oscar Moreno, Fred Montilla, Cesar Ramirez, Tessie Martinez, Norma Vales, Myrna Delgado, Carmencita Abad and Van de Leon

Saturday, September 15, 2012

DARNA 1950 REVISITED: IKA- 26, 27 at KATAPUSANG LABAS (THE DEATH OF VALENTINA)- Re-uploaded

It's good over evil, as the final two installments of Mars Ravelo's highly charged komiks serial novel, Darna (1950) comes to a climatic end.

Ang Nakaraan: Ika-24 at 25 na Labas

Darna- Ika-26 na Labas

---Ang Buod---
Hayuk na hayok sa laman ng tao si Kobra, kaya’t nagkaroon siya ng lakas na hagarin si Ding. Nagpaikut-ikot sila sa loob ng yungib, hangang sa mamataan ng bata si Edwardo sa loob ng balon na humihingi ng saklolo. Hinagisan siya ni Ding ng baging upang maakyatan, subali’t nang maitali na ng bata ang baging sa isang nakausling bato, ay nilundag siya ni Kobra.

Ika-27 na Labas
Katha ni Mars Ravelo
Guhit ni Nestor Redondo



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Katapusang Labas
Katha ni Mars Ravelo
Guhit ni Nestor Redondo

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Friday, September 14, 2012

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