“Niña Bonta” (1955)
Release Date June 19- 28, 1955/ Life
Story Pierre Salas
Music Juan Silos, Jr.
Direction F.H. Constantino
Cast Jaime de la Rosa, Charito Solis (first movie), Milagros Naval,Gil de Leon, Eusebio Gomez, Arturo Moran, Johnn Legarda
To make a Filipino adaptation of Frank Capra's It Happened One Night, LVN launched a search for a new face, an instant star so to speak, and that new face turned out to be Charito Solis. The film was a hit and Charito became the 'Cinderella Star' and eventually one of Philippine cinema's most enduring icons.
In Niña Bonita, Charito portrays a rich but very spoiled girl who insists on marrying a man who is obviously only after her money. While holed up in their vacation house in Baguio, Charito manages to escape and in a bus, meets a seasoned newspaper reporter (Jaime de la Rosa), who is in dire need of a scoop.
Their road adventure opens the young girl's eyes to life outside her sheltered existence, and she realizes she's got a lot of growing up to do. (synopsis-Kabayan Central)
photos (LVN Archives)