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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 276: LEILA MORENA, EFREN REYES,LOPITO IN "MAG-ASAWA'Y DI BIRO" (1955)


"Mag-asawa'y Di Biro" (1955)
Premiere Productions, Inc./ People's Pictures
Release Date March 26- April 4, 1955/ Dalisay
Direction Emmanuel Rojas
Cast Leila Morna, Efren Reyes, Lopito, Abraham Cruz, Belen Velasco, Paquito Salcedo



Monday, April 29, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 275: ALICIA VERGEL AND CESAR RAMIREZ IN "KURIPOT" (1955)


"Kuripot" (1955)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date March 21-30, 1955/ Life
Music Ariston Avelino
Story and Direction Tony Cayado
Cast Alicia Vergel, Cesar Ramirez, Van de Leon, Boy Alano

Sunday, April 28, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 274: FRED MONTILLA AND PARALUMAN IN "SINTU-SINTO" (1955)


"Sintu-Sinto" (1955)
Freedom Pictures
Release Date January 9-17, 1955/ Center
Music Danny Holmsen
Direction Artemio B. Tecson
Cast Fred Montilla, Paraluman, Maria Cristina, Pat Ilano, Ben Cosca, Metring David, Menggay, Roger Cardinal, Banding Javier, Lulu Santos, Ric Gutierrez, Sabas San Juan, Helen Nazario/ Guests- Eddie San Jose, Danny Holmsen/ Featuring the voices of Ruben Tagalog, Paquito Toledo, Bobby Gonzales

Saturday, April 27, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 273: PANCHO MAGALONA, LOLITA RODRIGUEZ, LUIS GONZALES IN "BULAKLAK SA PARANG" (1955)

"Bulaklak sa Parang" (1955)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date March 16-25, 1955/ Dalisa
Music Constancio C. de Guzman
Direction Octavio Silos
Cast Pancho Magalona, Lolita Rodriguez, Luis Gonzales


Friday, April 26, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 272: JUAN MONTEIRO, ARSENIA FRANCISCO, EDUARDO DEL MAR, EDNA LUNA IN "GUERRERO" (1955)

 "Guerrero" (1955)
Premiere Productions
Release Date March 11-20, 1955/ Life
Story Cirio H. Santiago
Direction Teodorico C. Santos
Cast Juan 'Johnny' Monteiro, Arsenia Francisco, Eduardo 'Eddi'e del Mar, Edna Luna, Ramon D' Salva, Ruben Rustia, Vicente Liwanag, Purita Alma, Nello Nayo, Ric Bustamante



Thursday, April 25, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 271: NIDA BLANCA AND NESTOR DE VILLA IN "DARLING KO!" (1955)

"Darling Ko!" (1955)
LVN Pictures
Release Date March 6-15, 1955/ Dalisay
Music Juan Silos, Jr.
Direction F.H. Constantino
Cast Nida Blanca, Nestor de Villa, Lorna Mirasol, Leroy Salvador

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 270: JOSE PADILLA, JR., VIRGINIA MONTES, TESSIE AGANA, AMADO CORTES IN "BARIL O' ARARO? (GUN OR PLOW?)" (1955)

"Baril O' Araro? (Gun or Plow?)" (1955)
Filipinana Pictures, Inc.
Release Date February 24 to March 5, 1955/ Dalisay
Direction Alex Sunga and Pedro S. Vera
Cast Jose Padilla, Jr., Virginia Montes, Tessie Agana, Amado Cortes, Crising Aligada, Jose Sison, Amelita Sol, Engracio Ibarra, Deleng Tinoco, Roger Cardinal, Ric Bustamante


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 269: JOSE ROMULO, ARSENIA FRANCISCO, ROSITA NOBLE IN "ADVENTURES OF DI-13" (1955)

Pinoy viewers were introduced to James Bond in 1962 in the movie Dr. No. But did you know that 7 years earlier, in 1955, Premiere Productions produced a similar type of movie---ala-James Bond? The film was Adventures of DI-13, with Jose Romulo playing the intrepid Filipino sleuth. The blurb says "You'll be gasping for breath as you follow the dangerous, romantic, hilarious adventures of DI-13" --- a typical James Bond formula---

"The Adventures of DI-13" (1955)
Premiere Productions/ Larry Santiago Productions
Release Date February 14- 23, 1955/ Dalisay
Story Damy Velasquez
Direction Cesar Gallardo
Cast Jose Romulo, Arsenia Francisco, Rosita Noble, Lopito, Ramon D'Salva

 "The Adventures of DI-13"
Story by Damy Velasquez
Artwork by Jesse Santos
Serialized in Pilipino Komiks/ 1953





Monday, April 22, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 268: FRED MONTILLA, MYRNA DELGADO, NORMA VALES, DOLPHY IN MARS RAVELO'S "TATAY NA SI BONDYING" (1955)

"Tatay na si Bondying" (1955)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date February 9-18, 1955/ Life
Story Mars Ravelo
Music Tirso Cruz
Direction Armando Garces
Cast Fred Montilla, Myrna Delgado, Norma Vales, Dolphy, Chichay, Tolindoy, Gregorio Ticman, Eddie Garcia, Jose de Villa, Leonara Ruiz, Teroy de Guzman, Carding Cruz


Sunday, April 21, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 267: JOSE PADILLA, JR., JUAN MONTEIRO, OLIVIA CENIZAL IN "MINERA" (1955)

"Minera" (1955)
People's Pictures/ Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date January 30- February 8, 1955/ Life
Story J.D. Karasig and Nemesio E. Caravana
Direction Nemesio E. caravana
Cast Jose Padilla, Jr., Juan Monteiro, Olivia Cenizal


Saturday, April 20, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 266: CARMEN ROSALES, ROGELIO DE LA ROSA, NORMA VALES, LUIS GONZALES IN "ANG TANGI KONG PAGIBIG" (1955)

"Ang Tangi Kong Pagibig" (1955)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date January 20- 29, 1955/ Life
Story Dr. Fausto J. Galauran
Music Constancio C. de Guzman
Direction Mar S. Torres
Cast Carmen Rosales, Rogelio de la Rosa, Norma Vales, Luis Gonzales, Rosa Mia, Horacio Morelos, Bert Olivar, Pablo Raymundo



Friday, April 19, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 265: DANILO MONTES AND GLORIA SEVILLA IN "PAPA LOVES MAMBO" (1955)

"Papa Loves Mambo" (1955)
Deegar Cinema, Inc.
Release Date January 16- 25, 1955/ Center
Direction Rolando del Mar
Cast Danilo Montes, Gloria Sevilla, Ricky Blake, Cris de Vera, Lou Salvador, Tony de la Mogueis, Veronica Palileo


Thursday, April 18, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 264: DELIA RAZON, MARIO MONTENEGRO, PRISCILLA CELLONA IN F.V. COCHING'S "LAPU-LAPU "(1954-55): KOMIKS SERIAL AND MOVIE ADAPTATION / Re-updated



"Lapu-Lapu" (1955)
LVN Pictures
Release Date January 15- 24, 1955/Dalisay
Story Francisco V. Coching
Music F. Buencamino
Direction Lamberto Avellana
Cast Delia Razon, Mario Montenegro, Priscilla Cellona, Oscar Keese, Johnny Reyes, Ven Medina, Vic Silayan, Jose Vergara, Eusebio Gomez, Oscar Obligacion

LVN's top stars Mario Montenegro and Delia Razon were reunited for the nth time in this 1955 Lamberto Avellana's monumental epic, Lapu-Lapu. Based from the celebrated Francisco V. Coching's Pilipino Komiks serial novel, the movie tells of the courageous and fierce stand put up by Lapu-Lapu and his men against the Spanish invaders led by Ferdinand Magellan in what was dubbed as the 'Battle of Mactan'.





Courtesy of LVN Pictures


Lapu-Lapu - Story and penned by Francisco V. Coching/ serialized in Pilipino Komiks/ 1954/ Komiks covers courtesy of Gerry Alanguilan

Ika-6-na labas

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Ika-7-na labas


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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 263: JOSE PADILLA, JR., LEILA MORENA, CAROL VARGA IN "PALAHAMAK" (1955)


"Palahamak" (1954)
Premiere Productions, Inc./ People's Picture
Release Date January 5-14, 1955/ Dalisay
Story and Direction Artemio Marquez
Cast Jose Padilla, Jr., Leila Morena, Carol Varga, Lauro Delgado/ Introducing Olivia Cenizal

Monday, April 15, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 262: FERNANDO POE, JR. AND ROSITA NOBLE IN "ANAK NI PALARIS" (1955)/ Re-posted

The first film of Fernando Poe, Jr. He did the movie when he was only 15 years old. 
"Anak ni Palaris" (1955)
Fernando Poe Productions/ Deegar Cinema, Inc.
Release Date January 2-8, 1955/ Center
Direction Mario T, Barri
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Rosita Noble, Ramon D'Salva, Ruben Rustia, Purita Alma, Pedro Faustino, Cecilio Joaquin


One of Poe Senior’s big hits was Palaris, a cloak-and-dagger historical romance. Poe senior had made his fame on such films, an extension into the cinema of the moro-moro tradition. In late 1954, Mario Barri, who had worked for the elder Poe, thought of doing Anak ni Palaris and he cast Ronnie in it, making the boy assume his father’s name to emphasize the picture’s relation with the old Palaris. For his first movie role, Ronnie got a thousand bucks and co-starring billing with Rosita Noble and Mario Escudero---but this picture proved disappointing. “One thing I know, it didn’t make money,” Ronnie recalled.

Excerpts from "Batang Taquila" by Quijano De Manila (Nick Joaquin)Philippine Free Press / June 01, 1968






Original 1955 lobby card of 'Anak ni Palaris'

Sunday, April 14, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 261: GLORIA ROMERO, RAMON REVILLA, RIC RODRIGO AND DOLPHY IN "KURDAPYA" (1954)

"Kurdapya" (1954)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date December 31, 1954- January 9, 1955/ Life
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Direction Tony Cayado
Cast Gloria Romero, Ramon Revilla, Ric Rodrigo, Dolphy, Aruray, Eddie Garcia, Rebecca del Rio, Etang Discher, Herminia Carranza

Saturday, April 13, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 260: TESSIE QUINTANA AND NESTOR DE VILLA IN "SINGSING NA TANSO" (1954)

"Singsing na Tanso" (1954)
LVN Pictures
Release Date December 26, 1954- January 4, 1955/ Dalisay
Music Lt.Col. A. Buenaventura
Direction Dr. Gregorio Fernandez
Cast Tessie Quintana, Nestor de Villa, Tony Santos, Alfonso Carvajal, Leroy Salvador

Friday, April 12, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 259: LEOPOLDO SALCEDO, LEILA MORENA, PUGO IN MARS RAVELO'S "GOLPE DE GULAT" (1954)


"Golpe de Gulat" (1954)
Deegar Cinema, Inc.
Release Date December 24, 1954- January 1, 1955/ Center
Story Mars Ravelo
Music Leopoldo Silos
Direction Eddie Romero
Cast Leopoldo Salcedo, Leila Morena, Pugo, Teroy de Guzman, Tony de la Moguies, Lily Miraflor, Lydia Antonio



Thursday, April 11, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 258: EFREN REYES, EDNA LUNA, LOPITO IN F.V. COCHING'S "PEDRO PENDUKO" (1954)

 "Pedro Penduko" (1954)
Premiere Productions/ People's Picture
Release Date December 21-30, 1954/ Life
Story Francisco V. Coching
Direction Gerardo de Leon
Cast Efren Reyes, Edna Luna, Lopito, Ramon D'Salva, Ruben Rustia, Lito Anzures, Purita Alma/ Introducing Nina Morales, Renato Robles




Efren Reyes and Lopito



Efren Reyes and Edna Luna




"Pedro Penduko" ni Francisco v. Coching


(Photos and Komiks- via Cesar Hernando)



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