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Thursday, February 28, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 214: CELIA FLOR, MARIO MONTENEGRO, PRISCILLA CELLONA IN "PASIYA NG LANGIT" (1954)

"Pasiya ng Langit" (1954)
LVN Pictures
Release Date June 14- 23, 1954/ Life
Music Juan Silos, Jr.
Story and Direction Susana C. de Guzman
Cast Celia Flor, Mario Montenegro, Priscilla Cellona, Ven Medina, Priscilla Ramirez, Jose Corazon de Jesus, Candida Balderrama




Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

85th OSCAR AWARDS: ARGO, BEST PICTURE; DAY-LEWIS, BEST ACTOR



(CNN) -- Ben Affleck may not have earned recognition from the Academy in the directing category, but his movie "Argo" walked away on Sunday with the best picture Oscar.
"Life of Pi" was another big winner during the 85th Oscars ceremony as it claimed four awards, including the best director statue for Ang Lee.


List of the 85th annual Academy Award winners announced on Monday in Los Angeles:
1. Best Picture: 'Argo.'
2. Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis, 'Lincoln.
3. Actress: Jennifer Lawrence, 'Silver Linings Playbook.'
4. Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz, 'Django Unchained.'
5. Supporting Actress: Anne Hathaway, 'Les Miserables.'
6. Directing: Ang Lee, 'Life of Pi.'
7. Foreign Language Film: 'Amour.'
8. Adapted Screenplay: Chris Terrio, 'Argo.'
9. Original Screenplay: Quentin Tarantino, 'Django Unchained.'
10. Animated Feature Film: 'Brave.'
11. Production Design: 'Lincoln.'
12. Cinematography: 'Life of Pi.'
13. Sound Mixing: 'Les Miserables.'
14. Sound Editing (tie): 'Skyfall,' 'Zero Dark Thirty.'
15. Original Score: 'Life of Pi,' Mychael Danna.
16. Original Song: 'Skyfall' from 'Skyfall,' Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth.
17. Costume: 'Anna Karenina.'
18. Documentary Feature: 'Searching for Sugar Man.'
19. Documentary (short subject): 'Inocente.'
20. Film Editing: 'Argo.'
21. Makeup and Hairstyling: 'Les Miserables.'
22. Animated Short Film: 'Paperman.'
23. Live Action Short Film: 'Curfew.'
24. Visual Effects: 'Life of Pi.

Oscar winners previously presented this season:
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award: Jeffrey Katzenberg
Honorary Award: Hal Needham
Honorary Award: DA Pennebaker
Honorary Award: George Stevens Jr
Award of Merit: Cooke Optics






Photo and movie posters- Internet source



THE FIFTIES # 212: EDNA LUNA AND JUAN MONTEIRO IN "PALADIN" (1954)


"Paladin" (1954)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date June 21-28, 1954/ Dalisay
Story Clodualdo del Mundo
Direction Eduardo de Castro
Cast Edna Luna, Juan 'Johnny' Monteiro, Oscar Keese, Ramon D'Salva, Lauro Delgado, Jose Romulo, Nello Nayo/ Introducing Luis Ferrer




Monday, February 25, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 211: EFREN REYES AND LEILA MORENA IN GERRY DE LEON'S "IFUGAO" (1954)/ Re-posted


"Ifugao" (1954)
Premiere Productions
Release Date June 16, 19-23/Life/ June 19-20/ Dalisay
 Direction Gerardo de Leon
Cast Efren Reyes, Leila Morena, Juan 'Johnny' Monteiro, Gloria Sevilla, Fernando Royo, Leticia Ojera, Leonara Ruiz, Jennings Sturgeon, Mario Barri


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Sunday, February 24, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 210: DANILO MONTES, ROSITA NOBLE AND PEDRO FAUSTINO IN "AGUA BENDITA (A RELIGIOUS OFFERING)" (1954)/ Re-posted

Not to be confused with the top rating 2010 ABS-CBN TV soap... Did you know that there was a movie made titled Agua Bendita? It was released and shown in 1954. Surprisingly, veteran character actor Pedro Faustino was in the lead role, his name above the title. Faustino was a familiar figure in many photoplays playing nominal characters as a priest, peasant or farmer, father or grandfather of lead stars.



"Agua Bendita (A Religious Offering)" (1954)
FDR Productions
Release Date June 13- 22, 1954/ Center
Direction Paquito Bolero
Cast Danilo Montes, Rosita Noble, Ludy Carmona, Roberto Rosales and Pedro Faustino/ with Engracio Ibarra, Estrella Noche, Vilma Herrera, Manuel Barbeyto, Antonio dela Mogueis and the comedy team of Berto and Tibo/ Introducing Lolita Bituin, Danny Roxas



Saturday, February 23, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 209: TESSIE AGANA, NORMA VALES, RITA GOMEZ, RIC RODRIGO IN "ANAK NG ESPADA" (1954)

"Anak ng Espada" (1954)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date June 9- 18, 1954/ Dalisay
Direction Tony Cayado
Cast Tessie Agana, Norma Vales, Rita Gomez, Ric Rodrigo, Van de Leon, Boy Alano, Aruray, Rebecca del Rio, Dalisay Moreno, Jose de Villa, Panchito Alba, Eddie Garcia


Friday, February 22, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 208: ROGELIO DE LA ROSA, LOLITA RODRIGUEZ AND DOLPHY IN "JACK AND JILL" (1954)


"Jack and Jill" (1954)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date June 2- 11, 1954/ Center
Story Mars Ravelo
Direction Mar S. Torres
Cast Rogelio de la Rosa, Lolita Rodriguez and Dolphy







"Jack and Jill"
Story by Mars Ravelo
Artwork by Elpidio Torres
Serialized in Tagalog Klasiks/ 1953

Thursday, February 21, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 207: JAIME DE LA ROSA, LILIA DIZON, DELIA RAZON, MARIO MONTENEGRO IN "12 PARES" (1954)

 "12 Pares" (1954)
LVN Pictures
Release Date May 30- June 8, 1954/ Dalisay
Music Maj. A. Buenaventura
Direction Lou Salvador
Cast Jaime de la Rosa, Lilia Dizon, Delia Razon, Mario Montenegro



THE FIFTIES # 206: CESAR RAMIREZ AND ALICIA VERGEL IN ALFREDO ALCALA'S "UKALA (ANG WALANG SUKO)" (1954): KOMIKS SERIAL AND MOVIE ADAPTATION/ Re-posted


"Ukala (Ang Walang Suko)" (1954)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date May 22-31, 1954/ Center
Story Alfredo Alcala
Music Ariston Avelino
 Direction Artemio Tecson
Cast Cesar Ramirez, Alicia Vergel, Chichay Tolindoy, Bert Olivar, Eddie Garcia, Martin Marfil, Conrado Conde, Jaime Javier, Teroy de Guzman, Panchito Alba, Pablo Raymundo, Mila Oswald, Herminia Carranza, Joe Sison, Apolonia Aguilar/ The children: Corazon Rivas, Nonny Padilla, Sonny Padilla

Synopsis: Pietro Bascones, Corsican pirate, commandeers a galleon anchored at the port of Cadiz, Spain, belonging to Don Sisenando Labrador. Aboard is Gracita, Don Sisenando’s wife, and Margarita, their small daughter. On way to the new world, Gracita disappears from the galleon in a stormy night.

After landing in the new world, the pirates are pounced upon by Mahikut Indians. In the confusion, boy Ukala and his brother Tarno, sons of Chief Ungka, tribal enemy of the Mahikuts, spirit away Margarita. Margarita grows up with Chief Ungka’s people, and is regarded as the Chief’s daughter.


Ukala (Cesar Ramirez) grows up, and his bravery is feared by the Mahikuts. Meanwhile, Margarita (Alicia Vergel) blossoms into beautiful woman and is Ukala’s steady and constant companion.
Gracita, it turns out, was washed ashore, and reunited with her husband and began quest of their daughter. Equipping another galleon, the Labradores set out for the new world in search of Pirate Bascones and their supposedly captive daughter.

Building a temporary fort, they set out exploring the place. Because they are pale-face people, like his friend, Margarita, Ukala protects them against the treachery of the Mahikuts.
By this time, the pirates and the Mahikuts have concluded an alliance to attack Chief Ungka, thinking he has a cache of treasures hidden somewhere.

Margarita’s parents stumble on Chief Ungka’s village, find Margarita, plead her to return to the old world with them.


The Mahikuts and the pirates raid the galleon, capturing the Labradores. Ukala fights to save them.


Realizing that Ukala and Margarita are in love with each other, Don Sisenando consents to their marriage and decides to settle in the new world with his children.
(Source: Literary Song-Movie Magazine/ (1954)


"Ukala (Ang Walang Suko)"
Katha't Guhit ni Alfredo Alcala

Serialized in Pilipino Komiks/ 1954




Wednesday, February 20, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 205: TESSIE QUINTANA AND TEODY BELARMINO IN RICHARD ABELARDO'S KRUS NA BAKAL" (1954)/ Re-posted


"Krus na Bakal" (1954)
LVN Pictures
Release Date May 20-29, 1954/ Dalisay
Story E. Vianzon Ranola
Music F.Buencamino, Jr.
Direction Richard Abelardo
Cast Tessie Quintana, Teody Belarmino, Gil de Leon, Eusebio Gomez, Nela ALvarez, Oscar Obligacion, Miniong Alvarez

Synopsis: Dr. Mascardo discovers a potion which would change his appearance to that of a young man who soon becomes known in the town as Antenor. No one shares the Doctor's secret, although his pretty daughter, Gloria (Tessie Quintana), is troubled by her father's strange behavior when he is out of his Laboratory where he spends most of the time.

When Nestor (Teody Belarmino) pays a visit to Gloria and is met by Dr. Mascardo, the doctor gets furious, tries to hurt the young man who has to retaliate in self-defense. Nestor’s parents, Tasio and Anday, explain that the doctor’s hatred for Nestor" is due to Anday’s refusal to marry him when both were young. Anday fears for her son, but Tasio assures them that nothing would happen.


Another encounter takes place between Nestor and the doctor when the latter surprises the young lover in a tryst, and Nestor gets wounded. Tasio goes to the doctor’s house for retaliation, but is met on the way by Antenor who picks up a quarrel with Tasio and is wounded.
Antenor gets hold of Igme’s bolo, and slays Tasio. The clues point out to Dr. Mascardo as having something to do with the crime, but in the absence of proofs, the authorities can not touch him.

Meanwhile, Antenor has disappeared. Dr. Mascardo becomes nice to the young lover, after the incident, and renews his previous courtship with the now widowed Anday. But there is something in the ways of the doctor which makes her feel strongly he is the murderer of her late husband, and as he is about to approach her, she shrieks for help, and in comes Igme, the househelp, who grabs the doctor by the ar,s, tearing away his shirt sleeves. The doctor becomes frantic as the scar in his arm is exposed--- in the very place where Antenor got wounded by Tasio. Dr. Mascardo rushes home where he attempts to kill Nestor who is warned on time by the shouts of Gloria. Nestor gives chase, ut as he enters the laboratory, acids are spilled around, and a table is set aflame, burning the clothes of the doctor who jumps through the window unto his death.

(Source: Literary Song-Movie Magazine)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 204: LEILA MORENA AND BEN PEREZ IN "GOLDIGER" (1954)/ Re-posted


"Goldiger" (1954)
Deegar Cinema, Inc.
Release Date May 16-22, 1954/ Center
Story Dominador Ad Castillo
Direction Rolando Del Mar
Cast Leila Morena, Ben Perez, Eleanor Medina, Ramon D' Salva, Caniteno Ilano, Leonora Ruiz, Romy Brion, Nello Nayo, Metring David, Fernando Santiago/ Introducing Bella Palma/ 



Synopsis: Clarita (Leila Morena) is the only daughter of a rig driver, but she has great plans in life. So when her father dies, leaving her a nag and a rig, she is forced by circumstances to drive the rig for a living. She is thus engaged when the rig collides with a car owned by Mr. Gonzales (Nello Nayo), owner of a gasoline station. To make up with such a pretty and spirited young woman, he employs her in the station.

Akong, a Chinese store owner, also entertains some affection for the girl, as well as Don Felix Sandoval, rich widower who tips her lavishly when she services his car. But although she is hell bent on getting a wealthy husband, she ignores them off temporarily, for, if possible she also wants her future husband to be not necessarily a retired, overused businessman.


Then she meets Jose Planchador (Ben Perez), who owns and manages a one-man operated laundry shop. Jose also has great ambitions in life. He wants to marry a rich woman. And to facilitate the hunt, he borrows the expensive clothes of Don Anselmo Laperal (Ramon D’ Salva), a rich man who is courting her sister, to impress all and sundry of his apparent affluence. And Clarita is impressed.


Same goes for Jose who believes he has found a gold mine in Clarita, not knowing she is digging for gold herself, with him as the mine. But things can’t go on like this forever, with the neighbors bound to talk as they usually do, and both prospectors carefully checking up on their claims. Clarita gets a tip, but she does not mind because she is really in love this time.


She makes a date and catches up with Jose’s bluff, embarrassing him no end, but both are happy to find in each other not only a gold mine but a mine of love instead.
(Source: Literary Song-Movie Magazine)

Monday, February 18, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 203: ANITA LINDA AND REYNALDO DANTE IN PABLO S. GOMEZ/CARLOS GONDA'S "GUWAPO"" KOMIKS SERIAL AND MOVIE ADAPTATION (1953-54)/ Re-updated

"Guwapo" (1954)
Premiere Productions/ Manuel Vistan
Release Date May 10- 19, 1954/ Dalisay
Story Carlos Gonda (Pablo S. Gomez) 
Direction Teodorico C. Santos
Cast Anita Linda, Reynaldo Dante, Lopito, Carol Varga, Ramon D' Salva, Vicente Liwanag, Nello Nayo, Angelina Razon





Espesyal Komiks/ 1953
Nobela ni Carlos Gonda (or Pablo S. Gomez)

Guhit ni Federico Javinal




Komiks materials- Courtesy of Steve Santos/ Unang Labas

Sunday, February 17, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 202: FRED MONTILLA AND ANITA LINDA IN "PLAYBOY" (1954)

"Playboy" (1954)
Deegar Cinema, Inc.
Release Date May 9-15, 1954/ Center
Direction Artemio Marquez
Cast Fred Montilla, Anita Linda, Rosa Aguirre, Miguel Anzures, Caviteno Ilano, Belen Velasco





Saturday, February 16, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 201: LEOPOLDO SALCEDO AND LEILA MORENA IN "PUSONG GINTO" (1954)

"Pusong Ginto" (1954)
Deegar Cinema, Inc.
Release Date May 1-8, 1954/ Center
Direction Rolando del Mar 
Cast Leopoldo Salcedo, Leila Morena, Paraluman, Patricia Mijares, Jose Villafranca, Caviteno Ilano


Friday, February 15, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 200: PANCHO MAGALONA, LINDA ESTRELLA, RITA GOMEZ IN"MILYONARIA AT HAMPAS-LUPA" (1954)

"Milyonaria at Hampas-lupa" (1954)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date April 30- May 9, 1954/ Dalisay
Direction Nardo Vercudia
Cast Pancho Magalona, Linda Estrella, Rita Gomez, Rosa Mia, Rebecca del Rio, Tony Cayado, Eddie Garcia, Imelda Concepcion


Thursday, February 14, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 199: CARMEN ROSALES, JOSE PADILLA, JR., RAMON REVILLA AND MYRNA DELGADO IN "MATANDANG DALAGA" (1954)


"Matandang Dalaga" (1954)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date April 21- 30, 1954/ Center
Story Ben Gallardo
Music Nestor Robles
Direction by Olive La Torre 
Cast Carmen Rosales, Jose Padilla, Jr., Ramon Revilla, Myrna Delgado, Aruray, Precy Ortega, Conrado Conde, Etang Discher, Horacio Morelos, Pablo Raymundo/ Guests Rosa Mia, Tony Cayado


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