Manuel Conde had directed big-budget movies like Genghis Khan (1950); Sigfredo (1951); and Krus na Kawayan (1956). But it was his Juan Tamad series that made him more popular among the masses which he did first in 1946 and which he turned it later in a series in the late 50s and early 60s. Set in pre-Spanish times, this series, e.g. Juan Tamad Goes to Congress (1959); Juan Tamad Goes to Society (1960); and Si Juan Tamad at si Juan Masipag sa Pulitikang Walang Hanggan (1963) deals with social issues and lambasted and satirized politicians and mocked society’s foibles, while instilling common sense and simple moral values and virtues.
Juan Tamad (1947)- Conde's First Juan Tamad- Stars Manuel Conde and Elvira Reyes/ Directed by Manuel Conde
Juan Tamad Goes to Congress (1959)- Stars Manuel Conde, Tessie Quintana and introducing Adorable Liwanag/ Written and directed by Manuel Conde
Juan Tamad Goes to Society (1960)- Stars Manuel Conde, Tessie Quintana,Lita Gutierrez, Adorable Liwanag, Patsy, Liza Moreno, Mila Ocampo, Partia Plata, Jose Vergara, Alfonso Carvajal, Joseph de Cordova, Perla Bautista/ Story, screenplay and directed by Manuel Conde
Si Juan Tamad at si Juan Masipag sa Pulitikang Walang Hanggan (1963)- Stars manuel Conde, Tessie Quintana, Sylvia Gumabao, Rosa Aguirre, Alfonso Carvajal, Naty Bernardo/ Written and directed by Manuel Conde