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Friday, May 14, 2010


A total of 17 entries participated in the 1967 Second Manila Film Festival. Modus Operandi and Dahil sa Isang Bulaklak figured prominently in the 10-day festival (June 18- 27). It bested such formidable entries like FPJ's Dugo sa Buhangin, Dolphy's Sitsiritsit Alibangbang and Joseph Estrada's Valiente Brothers. Modus Operandi, another Agent X-44 spy thriller emerged the top grosser, the second time action star Tony Ferrer duplicated the feat, the first time in 1966 with the movie, Sabotage. Dahil sa Isang Bulaklak was awarded the Rajah Soliman Grand Award for Best Picture. No individual awards were given.

"Dahil Sa Isang Bulaklak" (1967)- Stars Charito Solis, Ric Rodrigo, Paraluman, Rod Navarro, Ben Perez, Matimtiman Cruz, Joseph de Cordova, Mary Walter, Pianing Vidal and Introducing Liza Lorena/ Directed by Luis Nepomuceno

Liwayway Magazine/ June 19, 1967

"Modus Operandi" (1967)- Stars Tony Ferrer, Anna Gonzales, Peggy Williams and Marlene Dauden/ with Rod navarro, Lauro Delgado, Joe Sison, Bert Olivar, Manolo Noble, Rocco Montalban, Danny Rojo, Bernard Belleza and Divina Valencia/ Directed by Eddie Garcia

"Dugo sa Buhangin" (1967)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Helen Gamboa, Paquito Diaz, Lito ANzures, Victor Bravo, Manolo Robles, Vic Varrion, Mario Escudero,Bebong Osorio, Restey Sandel and Johnny Monteiro/ Directed by Armando A. Herrera

Left- "I'll See You in September" (1967)- Stars Romano Castellvi, Jean Lopez, Rico Roman, Carina Afable, Ponga and Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia/ Directed by RTS
Right- "Valiente Brothers" (1967)- Stars Joseph Estrada, Jess Lapid and Jun Aristorenas/with Perla Bautista, Alona Alegra, Eddie Garcia, Ramon D' Salva, Romy Diaz, George Estregan, Angelo Ventura and Paquito Diaz/ Introducing Sofia Moran/ Directed by Augusto Buenaventura

"The Longest Hundred Miles" (1967)- Stars Doug McClure, Katherine Ross and Ricardo Montalban/ with Ronald Remy, Helen Thompson, Berting Labra, Vic Silayan, Vic Diaz, Danilo Jurado, Vilma Santos, Bruno Punzalan/ Directed by Don Weis

"Somewhere My Love" (1967)- Stars Eddie Rodriguez, Gloria Romero and Carmen Soriano/ with Arnold Mendoza, Mirian Jurado and Rosa Mia/ Introducing Merci Molina/ Directed byArmando de Guzman

"Sitsirtitsit Alibangbang" (1967)- Stars Susan Roces, Dolphy, Panchito, Ronaldo Valdez, Rod Navarro, Teresita Sonora, Bayani Casimiro, Chichay, Dely Atay-Atayan, Helen Thompson/ Directed by Romy Villaflor

"The Kingpin" (1967)- Stars Eddie Rodriguez, Imelda Ilanan, Renato Robles, Manolo Robles, Nort Nepomuceno/ Directed by Nilo Saez

Left- "Sino ang Dapat Sisihin" (1967)- Stars Charito Solis, Luis Gonzales, Gina Pareno and Pepito Rodriguez/ with Patria Plata, Romeo Rivera/ Directed by Jose de Villa
Right- "Bus Stop" (1967)- Stars Rosemarie, Dindo Fernando, Blanca Gomez, Loretta Marquez, Edgar Salcedo and Ricky Belmonte/ with Boy ALano, German Moreno, Sarah Calvin/ Directed by Mar S. Torres

Left- "Las Vegas a'go-go" (1967)- Stars Eddie Mesa, Josephine Estrada, Roger Calvin, Carol Strasberg and ReyCard Duet/ Directed by Luciano B. Carlos

Right- "Vengeance of FuManchu" (1967)- Stars Tony Ferrer & Christopher Lee/with Marie Rohm, Douglas Wilmer and Danny Rojo

"The Son of Dyango Meets Dorango Kid" (1967)- Stars Bino Garcia, Eli Salas, Renato del Prado, Apeng Daldal, Popoy, Anna Ledesma and Merle Fernandez/ Directed by Wilthor

"Manila, Hongkong, Singapore (1967)- Stars Nestor de Villa, Eddie Mesa, Maggie dela Riva, Alfonso Carvajal

"Love and Devotion" (1967)- Stars Arnold Mendoxza, Carmen Soriano, Rosa Mia, Nello Nayo, Mary Walter and Jack Davis/ Directed by Armando de Guzman

"Virgins of Kalatrava Island" (1967)- Stars Alex Nolte, Leni Soledad, Poch Apostol, Tessie Alfon/ with Billy San Diego, Eddie Finland, Evelyn Delgado, Pianing Vidal/ Directed by Ronald Remy and Clem M. Roxas


Rodolfo Samonte said...

Tony Ferrer was the box-office king at that point in time. Ok yung x-44 series niya, I watched all of them.
Whatever happened to him?
Also do you know the American title of The Last Hundred Miles? I'm trying to find it in Amazon, that title doesn't exist.

Video 48 said...

Rod, I used to see Tony Ferrer many times in our area months back, hanging with some of his friends in the industry. The last movie he did was in 2007 with Vhong Navarro titled, "Agent X-44." I heard that he got sick recently. I hope he's doing fine.

I've seen film clips of "The Last Hundred Miles" in You Tube. I guess and I hope the movie is not lost forever.

Rodolfo Samonte said...

Mali pala ang basa ko. The Longest Hundred Miles pala not The Last. Still not in Amazon, but it's listed in Katharine Ross' filmography as a television movie.

Video 48 said...

Me too, mali rin ang basa, haha!

TheCoolCanadian said...


The Longest Hundred Miles was released in VHS in the 1980s, together with The Pacific Connection and Dahil sa Isang Bulaklak. I had copies of these films but when the VHS format became a Pterodactyl, I must have discarded them all, thinking that I could get them again on DVDs. Unfortunately, they're not available now in DVD. Though I know for sure that the releasing company was from Germany. And a lot of Filipino Films, especially the horror ones, were being released by some obscure companies, the likes of Something Weird Video and Trash Palace. By the way, The Longest Hundred Miles was filmed in Sorsogon. I was a child when I watched the filming in a river where I saw for the first time Katherine Ross, Ricardo Montalban, Doig McClure and Vilma Santos –
eons of years ago. :)

Rodolfo Samonte said...

Katherine Ross became my favorite after I saw, you know what, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It certainly would be a treat to watch her in the Philippines and act with Filipino actors. Wow, nakita mo pala siya in person. Sayang tinapon mo. I'm sure someday it will be on DVD or at least somebody still has a copy that he'll donate to Salvation Army, and I will chance to find it, hahaha. Mabuti hindi BETA. But fat chance if that was release in 1980, that's 30 years ago. Many of the VHS I buy now are new re-release by the studios. Surprisingly the VHS machine (usually combined with a DVD) is still very much alive today. VHS format movies still not in DVD have become quite pricey.

Unknown said...

im very confused here, this has nothing to do with Metro Manila Film Festival? you know that every December ?? i remember the first entry was BATO BATO SA LANGIT.

Anonymous said...

Yes, MMFF is every December. This article is about Manila Film Festival which happens every June.


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