Pakiusap (1940), one of only five surviving pre-war Filipino movies, starred Rosario Moreno and Rudy Concepcion, whose screen tandem was extremely phenomenal and well-loved during their time.
"Pakiusap" (1940)- Stars Rosario Moreno, Rudy Concepcion, Sylvia Rosales, Franco Garcia, Pedro Faustino, Naty Bernardo/ Directed by Octavio Silos
Rudy Concepcion and Rosario Moreno
(photo, courtesy of Cesar Hernando)
Don Andres (Franco Garcia) and his son, Ernesto (Rudy Concepcion) were both in love with a pretty barrio lass, Amparing (Rosario Moreno), whose principled father, Mang Teong (Pedro Faustino) was working on the hacienda owned by Don Andres. Mang Teong was not in favor of Don Andres and his intention towards Amparing. He advised her daughter not to receive any gifts from Don Andres.
Ernesto, the good-looking son of Don Andres, on the other hand, disguised himself as a lowly farmer from a nearby barrio so as to get near Amparing. The two eventually fell in love.
Life became hard on the family of Amparing--- Mang Teong was fired from his job when he vehemently refused Don Andres’ gifts in exchange of Amparing’s hand. Her mother, Aling Clara (Naty Bernardo) was down due to a lingering illness. At the same time, she learned of Ernesto’s true identity. Amparing, feeling he was betrayed, broke off with Ernesto.
Amparing tried to look for job but to no avail. Desperate, she decided to approach Don Andres and ask for financial assistance--- for his father, who was in jail and for her ailing mother for the medical needs. In return, she had to marry Don Andres.
Ernesto returned and learned of Amparing’s upcoming marriage to his father. In a drastic move, he snatched Amparing.
It was a happy ending for the couple as Don Andres realized his mistake and ask for forgiveness.
As Amparing (Rosario Moreno) in one of the several unforgettable musical numbers.
Don Andres (Franco Garcia) woos Amparing
Mang Teong advises Amparing
Rudy Concepcion as Ernesto serenading Amparing
Another musical number--- a duet between Amparing...
... and Ernesto
Pedro Faustino as Mang Teong
Ernesto and Ester (Sylvia Rosales)
Amparing and Ernesto in a confrontation scene
Don Andres and son Ernesto
Ernesto races against time
Ernesto asks Amparing to go with him
The couple escapes in a banca