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Thursday, January 31, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 188: CESAR RAMIREZ, MYRNA DELGADO, NORMA VALES, RIC RODRIGO IN "TRES MUSKITERAS" (1954)

"Tres Muskiteras" (1954)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date February 9- 18, 1954
Direction Nardo Vercudia
Cast Cesar Ramirez, Myrna Delgado, Norma Vales, Ric Rodrigo, Aruray, Bayani, Precy Ortega


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 187: PANCHO MAGALONA AND GLORIA ROMERO IN "MUSIKONG BUMBONG" (1954)


"Musikong Mumbong" (1954)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date February 3-12, 1954/ Center
Story Dr. Fausto J. Galauran
Music Juan Silos, Jr.
Direction Octavio Silos
Cast Pancho magalona, Gloria Romero, Boy Alano, Rosa Mia, Rebecca del Rio, Etang Discher, Horacio Morelos

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 186: LILIA DIZON AND ARMANDO GOYENA IN "TUCYDIDES" (1954)

"Tucydides" (1954)
LVN Pictures
Release Date January 30- February 8, 1954/ Dalisay
Story Dominador Ad Castillo
Music Juan Silos, Jr.
Direction Artemio Marquez
Cast Lilia Dizon, Armando Goyena, Milagros Naval, Cecilia Lopez, Eusebio Gomez, Jose Cris Soto, Florentino Ballecer, Victor Blanco, Pacita Corrales, Belen Velasco


Armando Goyena and Lilia Dizon in LVN Pictures' "Tucydides" (1954)

Monday, January 28, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 185: JAIME DE LA ROSA, TESSIE QUINTANA AND PRISCILLA CELLONA IN "DALAWANG PANATA" (1954)

"Dalawang Panata" (1954)
LVN Pictures
Release Date January 20-29, 1954/ Dalisay
Story A.C. Bagabaldo
Music S.S. Suarez
Direction Billy Icasiano
Cast Jaime dela Rosa, Tessie Quintana, Priscilla Cellona, Carmencita Palma, Oscar Obligacion, Chito Navarro, Miguel Lopez, Roger Nite, Zenny Garcia, Nora Dy, Baby Zenny


Sunday, January 27, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 184: OSCAR MORENO AND PARALUMAN IN "SARAWAK" (1954)

"Sarawak" (1954)
Palanca Bros. Productions
Release Date January 8-13, 1954/ Times
Story Potenciano A. Palanca & Jesus Esguerra
Direction Tor Villano
Cast Oscar Moreno, Paraluman, Elvira Reyes, Sonia Reyes, Restie Sandel, Basilio de Luis, Nilda Balmori, Linda Martinez



Saturday, January 26, 2013

MORE ON PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES: CARMEN ROSALES AND ROGELIO DE LA ROSA IN "LAMBINGAN" (1940)


"Lambingan" (1940)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date July 7-16, 1940/ Grand Theater
Direction Lorenzo P. Tuells
Cast Carmen Rosales, Rogelio de la Rosa, Precioso Palma, Bert Le Roy, Juanita Angeles, Rosa Aguirre, Jaime Castellvi

MORE ON PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES: LEOPOLDO SALCEDO AND NORMA BLANCAFLOR IN "FLORES DE MAYO" (1940)


"Flores de Mayo" (1940)
Filippine Films Productions
Direction by Nick Osmena 
Cast Leopoldo Salcedo, Norma Blancaflor, Precioso Palma, Mina de Gracia (or Paraluman)

Friday, January 25, 2013

MORE ON PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES: ELSA ORIA, ERNESTO LA GUARDIA AND LILIAN VELEZ IN L.V. AVELLANA'S "INDAY" (1940)


"Inday" (1940)
Filippine Films
Story Daisy Hontiveros-Avellana
Direction Lamberto V. Avellana 
Cast Elsa Oria, Ernesto La Guardia, Lilian Velez, Gregorio Ticman, Guilermo Carls, Vicenta Fernandez, Nati Rubi, Letty Perez, Vicente Ocampo, Fidel de Castro, Jerry & His Romancers, Socorro Campillos

MORE ON PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES: FERNANDO POE AND LUCITA GOYENA IN "DALAGANG PILIPINA" (1940)


"Dalagang Pilipina" (1940)
X'otic Films
Release Date May 29- June 6, 1940/ Metropolitan
Story Fausto Galauran
Direction Eduardo Castro
Cast Fernando Poe, Lucita Goyena, Manuel Eloriaga, Cecilio Joaquin, Luningning, Domingo Principe, Sonia Reyes, Jose Troni, Martina Jimenez, Anotnia Santos

MORE ON PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES: SERAFIN GARCIA AND MONA LISA IN "TINANGAY NG APOY" (1940)


"Tinangay ng Apoy" (1940)
X'Otic Films, Inc.
Release Date September 24- 29, 1940/ Fox
Story Hilaria Labog
Direction Tor Villano
Cast Serafin Garcia, Mona Lisa, Amanding Montes, Prima Vera, Armando Cris, Sonia Reyes, Juanito Lazaga, Pugo & Togo

MORE ON PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES: FERNANDO POE, PARALUMAN AND MONA LISA IN "PARALUMAN" (1941)


"Paraluman"
X'otic Films, Inc.
Release Date February 12-19, 1941/ Grand
Story Susana de Guzman
Direction Tor Villano
Cast Fernando Poe, Paraluman, Mona Lisa, Salvador Zaragoza, Amanding Montes, Manuel Eloriaga, Jose Troni, Lina Rosales, Martina Jimenez

MORE ON PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES: ROGELIO DE LA ROSA AND ROSARIO MORENO IN "INANG MAHAL" (1939)


“Inang Mahal” (1939)
Sampaguita Pictures
Cast Rosario Moreno, Rogelio de la Rosa, Soledad Aquino, Teddy Benavides, Carmen Martinez, Melquiades Francisco, Freddy Querry, Mariano Adan, Rolando Liwanag, Ramon Escudero


Thursday, January 24, 2013

MORE ON PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES: CARMEN ROSALES AND ROGELIO DE LA ROSA IN "TAKIP-SILIM" (1939)


"Takip-Silm" (1939)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date December 28, 1939- January 5, 1940/ Grand
Direction Don Danon
Cast Carmen Rosales, Rogelio de la Rosa, Rosa Aguirre, Lota Delgado, Gregorio Fernandez, Precioso Palma, Miguel Anzures, Jose Luna


MORE ON PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES: ROSARIO MORENO AND ERNESTO LA GUARDIA IN "MAHAL PA RIN KITA" (1940)


“Mahal Pa Rin Kita” (1940)
Excelsior Pictures, Inc.
Release Date September 21 -27, 1940/ Grand Theater
Story Agustin V. Reyes
Music Constancio de Guzman
Direction  Jesus Carreon
Cast Rosario Moreno, Ernesto La Guardia, Nati Rubi, Guillermo E. Carls, Pedro Faustino, Franco Garcia, Joaquin Gavino, Mercedes de Gavino, Consuelo Menendez, Digna Amor



MORE ON PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES: ROGELIO DE LA ROSA AND CORAZON NOBLE IN "PASANG KRUS" (1939)


"Pasang Krus" (1939)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date May 30- June 12, 1939/ Grand Theater
Story Susana de Guzman and Mateo Cruz Cornelio
Direction Octavio Silos
Cast Corazon Noble, Rogelio de la Rosa, Rosa Aguirre, Naty Rubi, Justina David, Billy Vizcarra, Carmen Martinez, Salvador Tinsay, Francisco Monroy

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

MORE ON PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES: ATANG DE LA RAMA IN "MAHIWAGANG BINIBINI (ANG KIRI)" (1939)


"Mahiwagang Binibini (Ang Kiri)" (1939)
Diwata Films
Release Date April 5-11, 1939/ Grand Theater
Cast Atang de la Rama, Precioso Palma, Carmen Rosales, Nilo Barredo, Gregorio Ticman, Flor Ballecer, Conrado Santiago


MORE ON PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES: GERARDO DE LEON AND TITO AREVALO IN "AMA AT ANAK" (1939)

National Artist for Film, Gerardo 'Gerry' de Leon, both as Actor and Director---


"Ama at Anak" (1939)
Parlatone Productions
Release Date June 22- July 2, 1939/ Fox
Direction Gerardo de Leon 
Cast Gerardo de Leon, Tito Arevalo, Lilia Vizconde, Virginia Salcedo, Armando Cris, Eduardo Infante, Edy Nagali, Laling Talti


MORE ON PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES: ROSA DEL ROSARIO AND LEOPOLDO SALCEDO IN " ANG KUMPISALAN AT ANG BATAS" (1937)


"Ang Kumpisalan at ang Batas" (1937)
Filippine Films
Release Date July 1, 1937/ Fox
Direction Rod Avlas
Cast Rosa del Rosario, Leopoldo Salcedo, Gregorio Fernandez


MORE ON PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES: CARLOS PADILLA IN "GAGAMBA" (1937)


“Gagamba” (1937)
Parlatone Hispano-Filipino, Inc.
Release Date May 31, 1937/ Fox
Story Gregorio C. Coching
Direction Mar I. Esmeralda
Cast Carlos Padilla, Maria Clara Ruiz, Angelita Rey, Exequiel Segovia, Alfredo Javier, Teddy Benavidez



Tuesday, January 22, 2013

RARE PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIE FLYERS # 38: LUNINGNING AND SERAFIN GARCIA IN "HALIMAW" (1941)

 "Halimaw" (1941)
X-Otic Films
Release Date August 19- 27, 1941/ Dalisay 
Direction Tor Villano
Cast Luningning, Serafin Garcia, Patring Carvajal, Nena Serrano, Martina Jimenez, Jose Troni, Manuel Eloriaga, Armando Cris, Salvador Zaragosa, Jose Cris Soto, Bayani Casimiro
Image courtesy of Pinoy Kollektor


"Movie flyers have been used by theater owners as promotional ads to drum up business for movies. They would print them up from materials provided by the studio, adding information on local screening times and locations. Although they were cheaply produced, many of the flyers were quite nicely designed and are now considered highly collectibles. In many cases the original films have been lost, making the surviving flyers the only visual record of numerous movies."


RARE PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIE FLYERS # 37: FERNANDO POE AND LUCITA GOYENA IN "BIYAK NA BATO" (1939)

"Biyak na Bato" (1939)
X-Otic Films
Release Date Dec. 30, 1939- Jan. 9, 1940/ Metropolitan
Story Dr. Fausto Galauran 
Direction Jose Nepomuceno 
Cast Fernando Poe, Lucita Goyena, Luningning, Serafin Garcia, Precioso Palma, Cecilio Joaquin, Rolando Liwanag, Martina Jimenez, Juanito Lazaga, Matty Torres, Pedro Martinez, Andres Cetenero
Image courtesy of Pinoy Kollektor


"Movie flyers have been used by theater owners as promotional ads to drum up business for movies. They would print them up from materials provided by the studio, adding information on local screening times and locations. Although they were cheaply produced, many of the flyers were quite nicely designed and are now considered highly collectibles. In many cases the original films have been lost, making the surviving flyers the only visual record of numerous movies."



RARE PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIE FLYERS # 36: JOSE PADILLA, JR. IN "ANG KAMAY NA BAKAL" (1938)

"Ang Kamay na Bakal" (1938)
Filippine Films Production 
Release Date June 6- 13, 1938/ Fox
Direction Ernesto C. Lopez 
Cast Jose Padilla, Jr., Lilia Vizconde, Andres Guevara, Patria Rosal, Salvador Zaragoza, Miguel Anzures, Juanita Angeles, Guillermo E. Carls, Ben de Luna 
Image courtesy of Pinoy Kollektor

"Movie flyers have been used by theater owners as promotional ads to drum up business for movies. They would print them up from materials provided by the studio, adding information on local screening times and locations. Although they were cheaply produced, many of the flyers were quite nicely designed and are now considered highly collectibles. In many cases the original films have been lost, making the surviving flyers the only visual record of numerous movies."


Monday, January 21, 2013

RARE PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIE FLYERS # 35: ROSA DEL ROSARIO AND GREGORIO FERNANDEZ IN "TAONG DEMONYO" (1937)

"Taong Demonyo" (1937)
Filippine Films
Release Date August 24, 1937/ Fox
Direction Tor Villano
Cast Rosa del Rosario, Gregorio Fernandez, Domingo Principe, Rita Rica, Leopoldo Salcedo, Pedro Faustino
Image courtesy of Pinoy Kollektor 


"Movie flyers have been used by theater owners as promotional ads to drum up business for movies. They would print them up from materials provided by the studio, adding information on local screening times and locations. Although they were cheaply produced, many of the flyers were quite nicely designed and are now considered highly collectibles. In many cases the original films have been lost, making the surviving flyers the only visual record of numerous movies."


RARE PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIE FLYERS # 34: ROGELIO DE LA ROSA AND LUCITA GOYENA IN "TENIENTE ROSARIO" (1937)


 "Teniente Rosario" (1937) 
Parlatone Hispano-Filipino, Inc. 
Release Date June 17, 1939/ Fox & Savoy 
Direction Octavio Silos 
Cast Lucita Goyena, Rogelio de la Rosa, Andres Centenera, Silvia Rosales, Precioso Palma, Teddy Benavides 
Image courtesy of Pinoy Kollektor


"Movie flyers have been used by theater owners as promotional ads to drum up business for movies. They would print them up from materials provided by the studio, adding information on local screening times and locations. Although they were cheaply produced, many of the flyers were quite nicely designed and are now considered highly collectibles. In many cases the original films have been lost, making the surviving flyers the only visual record of numerous movies."

RARE PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIE FLYERS # 33: ROSA DEL ROSARIO AND ROGELIO DE LA ROSA IN "TIANAK" (1932)



"Tianak" (1932)
Release Date September 30, 1932/ Tivoli
Direction by Jose Nepomuceno
Cast Rosa del Rosario and Rogelio de la Rosa 
Image courtesy of Pinoy Kollektor


"Movie flyers have been used by theater owners as promotional ads to drum up business for movies. They would print them up from materials provided by the studio, adding information on local screening times and locations. Although they were cheaply produced, many of the flyers were quite nicely designed and are now considered highly collectibles. In many cases the original films have been lost, making the surviving flyers the only visual record of numerous movies."

THE FIFTIES # 183: ARMANDO GOYENA AND EVELYN VILLAR IN "KAPITAN KIDLAT NGAYON!" (1953)

"Kapitan Kidlat Ngayon!" (1953)
Sequel to "Kapitan Kidlat"
LVN Pictures
Release Date December 1-10, 1953/ Dalisay
Direction Oscar del Rosario
Cast Armando Goyena, Evelyn Villar, Alfonso Carvajal, Oscar del Rosario, Jose Corazon de Jesus, Casmot, Carmencita Abad, Arturo Moran, Miguel Lopez, Florentino Garcia, Helen Nazario & Menandro Ramos




Sunday, January 20, 2013

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 124: JOSE PADILLA, JR. AND AMPARO KARAGDAG IN "LIHIM NA BAYANI" (1949)

"Lihim na Bayani" (1949)
Premiere Productions
Release Date January 1- 10, 1949/ Life
Direction Ramon A. Estella
Cast Jose Padilla, Jr., Amparao Karagdag, Virginia Montes, Frankie Gordon, Ding Tello, Angel Suntay



POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 123: NORMA BLANCAFLOR AND TONY ARNALDO IN "HULING DALANGIN" (1948)

"Huling Dalangin"
LVN Pictures
Release Date October 10-21, 1948/ Center
Music Constancio de Guzman
Direction Susana C. de Guzman
Cast Norma Blancaflor, Tony Arnaldo, Rosa Rosal, Victor Svilla, Eusebio Gomez, Jose Cris Soto, Engracio Ibarra, Justina David, Eliseo Carvajal, Mike Accion, Constancio de Guzman, Juanito Montes, Leonor Carmona, Pablo Virtuoso


Saturday, January 19, 2013

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 122: ARSENIA FRANCISCO AND TEDDY BENAVIDEZ IN "DOLOROSA" (1948)

"Dolorosa" (1948)
Leyte Motion Pictures
Release Date June 11- 16, 1948/ Center
Music Josefino Cenizal
Direction Estrella Alfon- Rivera
Cast Arsenia Francisco, Teddy Benavidez, Pacita del Rio, Rafael Jimenez, Jose Cris Soto, Pedro Faustino, Billy Liliput, Jesse Fernandez, Africa dela Rosa



Friday, January 18, 2013

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 121: CARLOS PADILLA AND ERLINDA CORTES IN "ITANONG SA BULAKLAK" (1948)

"Itanong Mo sa Bulaklak" (1948)
Premiere Productions
Release Date June 8- 2, 1948/ Dalisay
Music Antonio Maiquez
Direction Paquito Bolero
Cast Carlos Padilla and Erlinda Cortes



Thursday, January 17, 2013

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 120: ARSENIA FRANCISCO AND ANGEL ESMERALDA IN "PIPIT-PUSO" (1948)

"Pipit-Puso" (1948)
Mabuhay Pictures
Release Date July 15- 23, 1948/ Boulevard
Story Jesus Esguerra
Music Conrado Conde
Direction Col. Jacinto B. Chong
Cast Arsenia Francisco, Angel Esmeralda, Gil de Leon, Tito Arevalo, Tolindoy, Lily Miraflor, Jose Luz Bernardo, Africa dela Rosa, Candida Valderama, Florentino Lapus, Simeon Reyes, Rosario Gatmaitan


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 119: TEDDY DENAVIDEZ AND MONA LISA IN "PAG-IBIG AT PATALIM" (1948)

"Pag-ibig at Patalim" (1948)
GLM Prodyctions
Release Date June 14- 22, 1948/ Boulevard
Music Ray Alinsod
Direction Ernesto C. Lopez
Cast Teddy Benavidez, Mona Lisa, Amparo Aquino, Salvador Zaragosa, Luis Vizconde



Monday, January 14, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 182: DELIA RAZON AND MARIO MONTENEGRO IN "3 LABUYO" (1953)

"3 Labuyo" (1953)
LVN Pictures
Release Date April 5- 14, 1953/ Dalisay
Direction Richard Abelardo
Cast Delia razon, Mario Montenegro, Tony Santos, Alfonso Carvajal, Casmot, Letty Alonso, Jose Corazon de Jesus

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)


Saturday, January 12, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 180: OSCAR MORENO AND ERLINDA CORTES IN "MAY ISANG TSUPER NG TAXI" (1953)

"May Isang Tsuper ng Taxi" (1953)
Lebran Productions
Release Date July 14- 23, 1953/ Dalisay
Direction Eddie Romero
Cast Oscar Moreno, Erlinda Cortes, Oscar Keese, Conrado Conde, Juan Monteiro, Andres Iturbi, Etang Discher, Norma Buenaobra, Noemi de Leon, Paquito Legaspi, Ric Balmori, Ching Macabasco





Friday, January 11, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 179: NIDA BLANCA AND NESTOR DE VILLA IN L.V. AVELLANA'S "HIYASMIN" (1953)


"Hiyasmin" (1953)
LVN Pictures
Release Date December 31, 1953- January 9, 1954
Story Gemiliano Pineda
Music F. Buencamino, Jr.
Direction Lamberto V. Avellana
Cast Nida Blanca, Nestor de Villa, Tony Santos, Gil de Leon, Johnny Reyes, Arturo Moran, Carmencita Abad, Casmot, Vic Silayan, Priscilla Ramirez


Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 177: JAIME DE LA ROSA AND EDNA LUNA IN MARS RAVELO'S "DYESEBEL" (1953)

 "Dyesebel"
Premiere Productions
Release Date July 4- 13, 1953/ Dalisay 
Story Mars Ravelo
Direction Gerardo de Leon
Cast Jaime de la Rosa, Carol Varga, Fernando Royo and Edna Luna in the title role


Dyesebel first appeared in the pages of Pilipino Komiks in the 50s. Created by renowned and prolific Filipino novelist Mars Ravelo and drawn by Elpidio Torres, the komiks novel has been adapted into movies in 1953, 1973, 1978, 1990 and 1996. A sequel was made in 1964, “Anak ni Dyesebel.” Here's the first and last installments of that original version of Dyesebel, as it made its memorable run in 1952 to 53.



Unang Labas/ Pilipino Komiks/ 1952


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Katapusang Labas/ Pilipino Komiks/ 1953


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Source: Komiks materials from
the collection of Steve Santos

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