"Apollo Robles" (1961)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date June 28, 1961/ Life
Story Susana C. de Guzman
Based on PMC Radio Serial
Screenplay Augusto Buenaventura
Cameraman Tommy Marcelino
Music Tito Arevalo
Direction Gerardo de Leon
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Carlos Padilla, Jr., Lauro Delgado, Lily Marquez, Oscar Keesee and Mina Aragon/ with Teroy de Guzman, Mary Walter, Andres Centenera, Bert Olivar, Vic Andaya
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Fernando Poe, Jr. and his seconds, Oscar Keesee, Teroy de Guzman, Andres Centenera size up their opponent in Premiere Productions' "Apollo Robles" (1961)
Since the movie was about a struggling boxer, the production staff headed by Director Gerry de Leon opted to consult boxing champ Flash Elorde on some boxing tips and pointers and assist them in some critical boxing scenes to make the movie more realistic.Those pointers became very crucial later in many fight scenes the actor made in his movies. He integrated part of Elorde’s styles and techniques to his own styles and came up with a unique “FPJ rapid and lightning punches” we all know. They later starred and teamed up in a 1964 movie, Mano-Mano.