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Thursday, May 30, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 304: EDNA LUNA, JOSE ROMULO, CORAZON RIVAS IN "EL JUGADOR" (1955)


"El Jugador" (1955)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date August 18-27, 1955/ Life
Direction Nemesio E. Caravana
Cast Edna Luna, Jose Romulo, Corazon Rivas, Lauro Delgado, Ramon D'Salva, Ruben Rustia, Ltio Anzures, Neonita Bona






Wednesday, May 29, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 303: MARIO MONTENEGRO AND NIDA BLANCA IN "INDIAN PANA" (1955)


"Indian Pana" (1955)
LVN Pictures
Release Date August 13- 22, 1955/ Dalaisay
Music Juan Silos, Jr.
Story and Direction F. H. Constantino
Cast Mario Montenegro, Nida Blanca, Ike Jarlego, Jr., Tessie San Juan, Jose Vergara, Ven Medina, Patring Carvajal, Perla Garcia, Doro de los Ojos

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 302: RIC RODRIGO, LOLITA RODRIGUEZ, NORMA VALES IN "ROSANA" (1955)

"Rosana" (1955)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date August 8- 17, 1955/ Life
Story Ben Gallardo
Serialized in Bulaklak Magazine
Music Nestor Robles
Direction Armando Garces
Cast Ric Rodrigo, Lolita Rodriguez, Norma Vales/ Introducing Daisy Romualdez


Monday, May 27, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 301: DAVID BRIAN, MARSHA HUNT, HUGH CORCORAN AND IKE JARLEGO, JR. IN "NO PLACE TO HIDE" (1955)/ Re-posted


"No Place To Hide" (1955)
LVN Pictures & Lebran-Movietec
Release Date July 28- August 7, 1955/ Lyric and Life
Original Screenplay Norman Corwin
Music Hershel Gilbert
Direction Josef Shaftel
Cast David Briam, Marsha Hunt, Hugh Corcoran, Ike Jarlego, Jr. and Candy( the wonder dog)/ Guest star: Celia Flor/ with Manuel Silos, Eddie Infante, Alfonso Carvajal, Oscar Keese, Pianing Vidal, Jose de Cordova, Vicenta Advincula, Jose Avellana and Lou Salvador

Did you know that Marsha Hunt, a popular American film, theater, and television actress who was blacklisted by Hollywood movie studio executives in the 1950s, appeared in a Filipino-American movie titled, No Place to Hide? Director Josef Shafter & Co. collaborated with LVN Pictures and Lebran-Movietec to come up with a beautiful movie shot entirely in the Philippines. Filipino child star Ike Jarlego, Jr. had a memorable major role in the movie as one of the two boys on the run carrying a deadly gelatine-coated capsules, mistaking them for marbles. These capsules when released would wipe out a whole city.




Controversial Hollywood star Marsha Hunt graced the cover of Literary Song-Movie Magazine in 1955

During the late 1930s and into the 1940s, Marsha Hunt (b.1917) signed a number of petitions promoting liberal ideals. She was also a member of the Committee for the First Amendment. Because of this association her name appeared in the pamphlet Red Channels. And although she and her husband, Robert Presnell, were never called before the House Un-American Activities Commission (HUAC), like Charlie Chaplin, their names were put on the blacklist, and they found it extremely difficult to find work. On October 27, 1947, she flew with a group of about 30 actors, directors, writers, and filmmakers (including John Huston, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Danny Kaye), to Washington D.C. to protest the actions of Congress. When she returned to Hollywood three days later, things had changed. She was asked to denounce her activities if she wanted to find more work, but she refused. For her, the issue here was not Communism, but freedom of speech, privacy of opinion, freedom of advocacy, and freedom of democracy. She did keep working until the publication of Red Channels, but afterwards it became very hard.

She had worked steadily from 1935 until 1949, appearing in fifty-two films. After being blacklisted, she appeared in only three films in the next eight years. In 1957 she started getting more work, appearing in six films the next three years, at which time she semi-retired in 1960. Since then she has appeared only in small roles in five films and numerous television shows, including an episode of the ABC medical drama Breaking Point.
(wikipedia)



Literary Song-Movie Magazine/ 1955

Sunday, May 26, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 300: JOSE PADILLA, JR. AND EFREN REYES IN CLODUALDO DEL MUNDO'S "PALTIK" (1955): KOMIKS SERIAL AND MOVIE ADAPTATION/ Re-posted



"Paltik" (1955)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date July 24- August 2, 1955/ Dalisay
Story Clodualdo Del Mundo
Direction Cirio H. Sabtiago
Cast Jose Padilla, Jr., Efren Reyes, Arsenia Francisco, Virginia Montes, Mario Barri, Nello Nayo



"Paltik"
Nobela ni Clodualdo del Mundo

Guhit ni Fred Carrillo


---Unang Labas---


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From the Collection of Steve Santos/
Unang Labas Blog


Saturday, May 25, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 299: ARMANDO GOYENA, NITA JAVIER, NENITA VIDAL, MANDING CLARO IN "BANDA UNO" (1955)

"Banda Uno" (1955)
LVN Pictures
Release Date July 19-28, 1955/Life
Music Polding Silos
Direction Tony Santos
Cast Armando Goyena, Nita Javier, Nenita Vidal, Manding Claro, Alfonso Carvajal, Bayani Casimiro, Oscar Obligacion, Hector Reyes, Miniong Alvarez

Friday, May 24, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 298:CARMEN ROSALES, OSCAR MORENO, RIC RODRIGO, MYRNA DELGADO IN "R.O.T.C." (1955)

"R.O.T.C." (1955)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date July 4-23, 1955/ Dalisay
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Direction Octavio Silos
Cast Carmen Rosales, Oscar Moreno, Ric Rodrigo, Myrna Delgado



Thursday, May 23, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 297: GLORIA ROMERO, LUIS GONZALES AND DOLPHY IN "DESPATSADORA" (1955)


"Despatsadora" (1955)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date July 9-18, 1955/ Life
Direction Tony Cayado
Cast Gloria Romero, Luis Gonzales, Dolphy, Rosa Mia, Aruray, Bella Flores, Eddie Garcia, Panchito Alba, Etang Discher


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 296: NIDA BLANCA AND NESTOR DE VILLA IN MANUEL CONDE'S "ANG IBONG ADARNA" (1955)

 "Ang Ibong Adarna" (1955)
LVN Pictures
Release Date July 4, 1955/ Dalisay
Production Design Carlos V. Francisco
Direction Manuel Conde
Cast Nida Blanca, Nestor de Villa, Carlos Salazar, Nita Javier, Cecilia Lopez, Jose Vergara

Nida Blanca and Nestor de Villa


Nida Blanca and Nestor de Villa


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 295: LEILA MORENA, JOSE ROMULO IN PABLO S. GOMEZ' "PANDORA" (1955): KOMIKS SERIAL AND MOVIE ADAPTATION/ Re-posted



"Pandora" (1955)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date June 29- July 8, 1955/ Life
Direction Cesar Gallardo
Cast Leila Morena, Jose Romulo, Carol Varga, Lopito, Neonita Bona, Abelardo Cortes, Belen Velasco, Francisco Cruz



"Pandora"
Nobela ni Pablo S. Gomez

(under the pseudonym of Carlos Gonda)

Guhit ni Federico Javinal


---Unang Labas---




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From the Collection of Steve Santos/
Unang Labas Blog

Monday, May 20, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 294: CARLOS PADILLA, JR., ROSITA NOBLE IN MARS RAVELO'S "TORPE" (1955)/ KOMIKS SERIAL AND MOVIE ADAPTATION

"Torpe" (1955)
Deegar Cinema, Inc.
Release Date June 24- July 3, 1955/ Dalisay
Story Mars Ravelo
Direction Eddie Romero
Cast Carlos Padilla, Jr., Rosita Noble, Elvira Reyes, Corazon Noble, Tito Arevalo, Miguel Anzures, Vilma Soriano, Ruben Rustia, Rosita Fernandez, Rod Navarro

"Torpe (Inferiority Complex)"
Nobela ni Mars Ravelo
Guhit ni P.Z. Marcelo
Inilathala sa Hiwaga Komiks/ 1954

Friday, May 17, 2013

CHIQUITO: ON THE COVER OF SATURDAY MIRROR MAGAZINE/ NOVEMBER 22, 1957


Saturday Mirror Magazine
November 23, 1957
Article written by Nita U. Berthelsen


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Thursday, May 16, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 293: JAIME DE LA ROSA AND CHARITO SOLIS IN "NIÑA BONITA" (1955)


“Niña Bonta” (1955)
LVN Pictures
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)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 292: JOSE PADILLA, JR., ARSENIA FRANCISCO, OLIVIA CENIZAL, CAROL VARGA IN "PANGAKO NG PUSO" (1955)


"Pangako ng Puso" (1955)
Premiere Productions/ Larry Santiago Production
Release Date June 14-23, 1955/ Dalisay
Music Josefino Cenizal
Direction Artemio Marquez
Cast Jose Padilla, Jr., Arsenia Francisco, Olivia Cenizal, Carol Varga, Ruben Rustia, Baby Zobel, Lito Anzures, Mely Vetales, Guillermo Carls, Baby Carmelita

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 291: CARLOS SALAZAR, EMMA ALEGRE, LEROY SALVADOR IN "PASIKAT" (1955)

"Pasikat" (1955)
LVN Pictures
Release Date June 9-18, 1955/ Life
Story Gemiliano Pineda
Music F. Buencamino, Jr.
Direction Fred Daluz
Cast Carlos Salazar, Emma Alegre, Leroy Salvador, Fely Acuna, Naty Bernardo, Jose de Cordova, Jose Troni

Monday, May 13, 2013

THE FIFTIES # 290: ALICIA VERGEL, RAMON REVILLA, VAN DE LEON AND DOLPHY IN "BALISONG" (1955)

"Balisong" (1955)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date June 4- 13, 1955/ Dalisay
Music Ariston Avelino
Direction Conrado Conde
Cast Alicia Vergel, Ramon Revilla, Van de Leon, Dolphy, Manolo Noble, Maria Cristina, Jose de Villa, Panchito Alba, Bert Olivar, Martin Marfil, Pablo Raymundo, Totoy Torrente





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


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