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Sunday, January 13, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 181: TITA DURAN, PANCHO MAGALONA AND DOLPHY IN "SA ISANG SULYAP MO TITA" (1953)/ Re-posted



"Sa Isang Sulyap Mo, Tita" (1953)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date August 8-17, 1953
Music Tirso Cruz and his Manila Hotel Orchestra
Direction Armano Garces
Cast Tita Duran, Pancho Magalona, Dolphy, Aruray, Tony Cayado, Jose de Villa, Aring Bautista, Consuelo P. Osorio, Bert Guinto, Eddie Garcia, Bert Olivar, Ricardo Mirasol, Artemio Tecson


Courtesy of Sampaguita Pictures

I finally got to see "Sa Isang Sulyap Mo Tita" (1953), dubbed as one of the biggest and spectacular musical movies in the 50s and starring the country's popular reel-and-real life sweetheart and husband-and-wife tandem in Philippine movies, Pancho Magalona and Tita Duran. With the backdrop and setting in the life in the navy, it reminds me of two of my favorite Hollywood musical classics--- "Anchors Aweigh" (1945) and "On the Town" (1949)


. Pancho Magalona and Dolphy as the navy men or sailors, ala-Frank Sinatra and Gene Kelly, are in days off and they’re out to have lots of fun, singing, dancing and drinking. As they say, they're out to "paint the town red."


Dolphy, probably his first major movie role as Pancho’s buddy, exhibits his awesome dancing skills (see movie clip below).


Courtesy of Sampaguita Pictures



"Anchors Aweigh" (1945) / "On the Town" (1949)


4 comments:

Rodolfo Samonte said...

Simon,
The other navy man dancing with Dolphy I think is Teroy de Guzman and is not bad either, but of course Dolphy has more of the Fred Astaire moves. However, the quintessential dance duo of that time were of course Pancho and Tita, sayang walang dance number.
Rod

waya gallardo said...

oh my goodness, that dance showdown was wonderful!!

Anonymous said...

yes, he is Teroy de Guzman. They hsve a group before called the 3 hot shots together with Rene Pangan, brother of Chiquito. Dolphy, Teroy and Rene were one of the best together with Bayani Casimiro

tough nut said...

I also knew that there was a famous tap dance that Tito Dolphy did that took my breath away pero I can't see it in youtube. Maybe you have a file and can post a link please? Thanks!

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