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Saturday, May 22, 2010


Patria Adorada (Emar Pictures) and Ang Pulubi (Nepomuceno Productions) topped the 1969 Fourth Manila Film Festival. Patria Adorada copped the prestigious Grand Rajah Soliman Award for Best Picture and Ang Pulubi won six major awards--- Charito Solis (Best Actress), Fred Galang (Best Actor), Eva Darren (Best Supporting Actress), Miguelito Nepomuceno (Best Child Actor), Loreto Isleta (Best Color Cinematography), Rudy Montecajon (Best Editing). Other awardees --- Luis Enriquez (Best Director, Ikaw), Pepito Rodriguez (Best Supporting Actor, Stop Look Listen), Louise de Mesa (Best Story, Ikaw), Restie Umali (Best Musical Score, Bitter Sweet) and Max Rivera (Best Screenplay, Ikaw). Other details, click image below---

A total of 16 entries participated in the 10-day festival. Dolphy's Facifica Falayfay emerged as the top grosser.

"Patria Adorada" (1969)- Stars Joseph Estrada, Gloria Romero, Barbara Perez, Rebecca, Rosemarie Gil, Carina Afable, Mary Ann Murphy, Margie Tanquintic, Delia Dolor, Veronica Palileo, Mary Walter and Anita Linda/ with Eddie Garcia, Lauro Delgado, Johnny Monteiro, Zerna Manahan and Carlios Padilla, Jr./ Directed by Augusto Buenaventura

The Cast of "Ang Pulubi"- From left- Fred Galang, Charito Solis, Miguelito Nepomuceno and Eva Darren
(Photo courtesy of Pelikula atbp- James de la Rosa)

"Ang Pulubi" (1969)- Stars Charito Solis Fred Galang, Eva Darren and Introducing Miguelito Nepomuceno/ Directed by Luis Nepomuceno

"Facifica Falyfay" (1969)- Stars Dolphy, Pilar Pilapil, Panchito and Rod Navarro/ with Martin Marfil, Rocco Montalban, Joaquin Fajardo, Bino Garcia, Dely Atay-Atayan, Teroy de Guzman, Georgie Quizon,Metring David/ Directed by Luciano B. Carlos

Based from the novel created by Mars Ravelo, here's a short clip of
Facifica Falayfay, one of Dolphy best gay films---

Courtesy of RVQ Productions

Left- "Adriana" (1969)- Stars Amalia Fuentes, Dante Rivero and Luis Gonzales/ with Lourdes Medel, Mila Ocampo, Ramon D'Salva, Caridad Sanchez, Jose Padilla, Jr. and Boots Anson-Roa/ Directed by Armando de Guzman

Right- "Bitter Sweet" (1969)- Stars Rosemarie, Ricky Belmonte, Verna Gaston, Boy ALno,Matimtiman Cruz, Nenita Jana, Jose de Villa/ Directed by Tony Cayado

Left- "El Tigre" (1969)- Stars Jun Aristorenas, Robin Aristorenas, Leopoldo Salcedo, Cesar Ramirez and Max Alvarado/ Directed by Junar

Right- "The Mad Killers" (1969)- Stars Tony Ferrer, Daisy Romualdez, Van de Leon, Johnny Monteiro, Lauro Delgado, Victor Bravo, Joe Sison and Max Alvardo / Directed by A. Gregorio

"Dugo ng Vampira" (1969)- Stars Gina Pareno, Edgar Salcedo, Myrna Delgado, Tito Galla and Charlie Davao/ with Bella Flores, Venchito Galvez, Ven Medina/ Directed by Emmanuel Borlaza

Left- "Ikaw" (1969)- Stars Eddie Rodriguez, Lolita Rodriguez and Marlene Dauden/ with Renato Robles, Alfonso Carvajal, Patricia Mijares, Rebecca Gonzales/ Directed by Luis Enriquez
Right- "Mu-Muu Fiesta" (1969)- Stars Eddie Mesa, Helen Gamboa, Jimmy Morato and Norma Ledesma/ with Jerry Pons, Joe de Castro and Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia/ Directed by Pablo Santiago

"Parehas O' Laban!"" (1969)- Stars Joseph Estrada, Amalia Fuentes, Gloria Sevilla, Renato Robles, Mary Walter, Patria Plata, Venchito GalvezDencio Padilla, Jose Morelos, Avel Morado/ Directed by Cesar 'Chat' Gallardo

"Mr. Wong Strikes Again" (1969)- Stars Chiquito, Yvonne Rosetti, Liza Belmonte, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Vic Diaz, Joseph de Cordova/ Directed by To-Chi-Qui

Left- "Mighty Rock" (1969)- Stars Jing Abalos, Lourdes Medel, Lucita Soriano, Rodolfo 'Boy' Garcia, Nello Nayo, Patricia Mijares/ Directed by Nilo Saez

Right- "Palos Fights Back" (1969)- Stars Bernard Bonnin, Sofia Moran, Marion Douglas, Ben Perez, Alfonso Carvajal, Roldan Aquino/ Directed by Danny Zialcita

"Stop Look Listen" (1969)- Stars Bert Leroy Jr., Blanca Gomez, Pepito Rodriguez, Nova Villa, Jackie Belmonte and Jeanne Young/ with Boots Anson-Roa, Eddie Miller, ElizabethBankhead, German Moreno, Ike Lozada, Tirso Cruz III, Eddie Mercado/ Directed by Mitos Villareal

"Pussy Cat Strike Again" (1969)- Stars Divina Valencia, Bernard Belleza, Vince Lopez and Max Alvarado/ with Mila Montanez, Vic Pacia/ Directed by Jose Miranda Cruz

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