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Sunday, May 12, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 289: EFREN REYES, EDNA LUNA, JOHNNY MONTEIRO IN "ESKRIMADOR" (1955): KOMIKS SERIAL AND MOVIE ADAPTATION/ Re-posted



Likened to some of Hollywood’s top swordsmen like Errol Flynn, Douglas Fairbanks or even Basil Rathbone, 50s action greats Efren Reyes (Sr.) and Juan ‘Johnny’ Monteiro starred in an action- adventure epic aptly titled Eskrimador. The two popular stars displayed their dashing mantle of swordplay, debonair acrobatics and daring stunts. Their mastery of the sword thrilled their fans and seeing them leaping over parapets, rescuing exotic princess with one hand and effectively foiling the opposition with adept thrusts of the sword.

The movie was based from a komiks serial by Clodualdo del Mundo serialized in Hiwaga Komiks.

"Eskrimador" (1955)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date May 30- June 8, 1955/ Life
Story Clodualdo del Mundo
Direction Teodorico C. Santos
Cast Efren Reyes, Edna Luna, Juan Monteiro, Corazon Rivas, Lauro Delgado


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Literary Song-Movie Magazine/ May 1955


Hiwaga Komiks/ 1955

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Komiks materials-
from the private collection of Steve Santos


2 comments:

TheCoolCanadian said...

Simon:

Wow!

This Tenny Henson drawings are so awesome!

He was one of my favorite komiks illustrators because of his simple lines and less cluttered elements and very powerful story-telling.
For some reason, he was also one of the most unheralded artists in the country.

I've never seen this drawings before and it is just a delight marvelling at this wonderful work of art.

Muchas gracias.

Anonymous said...

JM,

Tila dalawa yata ang nagdrowing dito, si TENY HENSON & FRED CARILLO. Di sila ding dalawa sa TULISANG PUGOT ?
Sana gawin ding graphic novel din ito ng Vibal Press ano?

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