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Saturday, February 26, 2011

MORE ON PRE-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES: ELY RAMOS, FERNANDO POE, MILA DEL SOL IN "GILIW KO" (1939): LVN PICTURES' DEBUT MOVIE

LVN Pictures was established in 1939 by three friends--- Doña Narcisa "Sisang" Buencamino de Leon, Carmen Villongco and Eleuterio Navoa, whose initials spelled the name of the company. Their first movie, Giliw Ko, a musical starring Ely Ramos, Fernando Poe, Sr., Mila del Sol and Fleur de Lis (later renamed Mona Lisa) was a sensational box-office hit. However, its succeeding films did not fare well at the tills and in order to save the company, Doña Sisang had to buy out the other stockholders.

Giliw Ko
, directed by Carlos Vander Tolosa, is one of the five existing pre-war movies available.




"Giliw Ko" (1939)
LVN Pictures
Release Date: July 29, 1939/ Metropolitan Theater
and August 1-10, 1939/ Grand Theater
Director Carlos Vander Tolosa
Cast Ely Ramos, Fernando Poe, Mila del Sol, Fleur de Lis, Ben Rubio, Precioso Palma, Cecilio Joaquin



7 comments:

Sam said...

Ito naman, isa sa lima (tama po ba?) na pre-war films na nakasurvive... Sir Simon, alam po ba ninyo kung sino ang original na nagkanta ng "I'm So in Love with You"? yung kinanta po ni Mila del Sol sa isang part ng movie...

Video 48 said...

Yes, "Giliw Ko" is one of the five surviving pre-war movies. The other four are "Zamboanga" (1938); "Tunay na Ina"(1939; "Pakiusap"(1940) and "Ibong Adarna" (1941).

Not sure of the song "I'm so in Love with You." I think it was used in the movie, "Broadway of Melody of 1940" (unused, alternate lyrics to the music of "I've Got My Eyes on You" (1939))by Cole Porter--- see link: http://www.thepeaches.com/music/composers/cole/Songs.html

Sam said...

Ah, I see... Thank you po!

Anonymous said...

Ang gusto ko namang kanta sa pelikulang ito ay: "Buhay sa Bukid ay Maralita," "Tunay na Tunay" at "Giliw Ko" siyempre.

Anonymous said...

Ang gwapo naman ni Ely Ramos.. Wala ka bang pictures pa nya na close up? Walang sinabi ang mga artista ngayon. t hunk na hunk sya .

Kalabasa K. Kamote said...

This year, "Giliw Ko" will be celebrating its 75th anniversary.

jhsulit said...

Si Pugo ba yung extra na May buhok pa?

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