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Thursday, February 26, 2015

FERNANDO POE, JR., ROMEO VASQUEZ, JOSEPH ESTRADA, LAURO DELGADO, TONY FERRER, MAX ALVARADO, JESS LAPID AS THE "SUICIDE COMMANDOES" (1962)


"Suicide Commandoes" (1962)
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Propductions
Release Date June 8- 17, 1962/ Dalisay
Direction Armando Garces
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Romeo Vasquez, Joseph Estrada, Lauro Delgado, Tony Ferrer, Max Alvarado, Jess Lapid/ Co-starring Cecilia Lopez, Perla Bautista, Rebecca

Friday, February 20, 2015

FERNANDO POE, JR., REBECCA, PAQUITO DIAZ, JAY ILAGAN, DENCIO PADILLA IN "BATANG MAYNILA" (1962)

In 1962, the young FPJ, only 22, pooled his resources, established FPJ Productions and released its initial offering titled "Batang Maynila." This was FPJ's second attempt as a producer. His first, the Poe-Zshornack Productions,  in partnership with fellow actor-buddy Zaldy Zshornack.



"Batang Maynila" (1962)
FPJ Productions
Released thru Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Release Date May 1, 1962/ Center
Music Paquito Toledo
Direction Efren Reyes
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Rebecca, Paquito Diaz, Jay Ilagan, Benny Mack, Manolo Robles and Dencio Padilla/ Guests- Max Alvarado and Jess Lapid












Friday, February 13, 2015

FERNANDO POE, JR., JOSE ROMULO, CARLOS PADILLA, JR., PAQUITO DIAZ, VILMA VALERA AND LIZA MORENO IN "MAPUSOK NA PAGHIHIGANTI" (1962)

This movie got me hooked on FPJ. I started collecting all his movie ads and articles since then, from newspapers and magazines and pasting them in a grade school spiral notebook. I was a very young kid then when I saw this movie on TV. "Mapusok na Paghihiganti," a 1962 action-packed thriller, is a story of revenge and redemption. The young man (played by FPJ) took the law in his own hand when his sister was raped and killed when a band of notorious bandits (led by Jose Romulo and company) looted the town. He pursued them and one by one gunned them down . His only evident was a shirt button found in her sister's hand. No one matched the button until he returned home finding their gardener (Johnny Monteiro), wearing the shirt with the missing button, the perpetrator of the crime.



"Mapusok na Paghihiganti" (1962)
Balatbat Productions
Release Date March 26- April 10, 1962/ Boulevard
Story and Screenplay Armando Herrera
Photography F. Pagsisihan
Music Tony Maiquezz
Direction Ben S. Balatbat
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Jose Romulo, Carlos Padilla, Jr., Paquito Diaz, Vilma Valera and Liza Moreno/ Co-starring Stella Suarez, Alice Brias, Johnny Monteiro, Jose Garcia, Lolita Lopez/ with Bino garcia, Muke de la Cruz, Ponching Adriano, Vic Borlongan, Romy de la Rosa, Tony Garcia, Itoy Victoria, Rudy Dominguez, Ben Sanchez, Angel Santos, Conrado Gumin, Rudy Robledo










Tuesday, January 27, 2015

FERNANDO POE, JR., EDDIE DEL MAR, JOSE ROMULO, EDWARD GOMEZ AS THE "4 VALIENTES" (1962)


 "4 Valientes" (1962)
People's Pictures, Inc.
Release Date March 20-29, 1962/ Dalisay
Story Manuel Ramirez
Serialized in Tagalog Klasiks
Screenplay Consuelo P. Osorio and Teodorico C. Santos
Music Josefino Cenizal
Direction Teodorico C. Santos
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Eddie del Mar, Jose Romulo, Edward Gomez, Aura Aurea, Lopito, Lito Anzures/ Co-starring Josie Sancho, Juliet Pardo, Lucita Soriano, Nora Nunez, Bert Olivar, Africa dela Rosa, Francisco Cruz/ with Poleng Mendoza, Bino Garcia, Marvin Molina, Capt. Sarmiento,Francisco Martin, CAS Movie Tumblers, SOS Daredevils



Saturday, January 17, 2015

FERNANDO POE, JR., ROMEO VASQUEZ, JOSEPH ESTRADA, LAURO DELGADO, TONY FERRER AND VAN DE LEON IN "MGA TIGRENG TAGA-BUKID" (1962)


"Mga Tigreng Taga-Bukid" (1962)
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Release Date January 9, 1962/ Center
Music Francisco Buencamino, Jr.
Direction Armando Garces
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Romeo Vasquez. Joseph Estrada, Lauro Delgado, Tony Ferrer and Van de Leon/ Co-starring Cecilia Lopez, Lourdes Medel, Perla Bautista, Rebecca, Mariquit Soiliman and Edita Vital (Miss Philippines 1960)/ with Max Alvarado, Corazon Noble, Arnold Mendoza, Mila Montanez, Mary Walter, Bruno Punzalan, Justina David, Rafael Jimenez, Leonora Ruiz, Dencio Padilla, Priscilla Ramirez, Pedro Faustino, Veronica Palileo, Francisco Cruz, Tony Enriquez, Sim Pajarillo, Esing Viscencio, Joaquin Fajardo, Nort Nepomuceno, Alex Flores, Esteban Alcarado, Suzing Tiamzon, Jaime Clavel




Wednesday, January 14, 2015

FERNANDO POE, JR., ROMEO VASQUEZ, CECILIA LOPEZ, AURA AUREA IN "MATAPANG SA MATAPANG" (1961)


"Matapang sa Matapang" (1961)
Originally titled as"Lalaki sa Lalaki"
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Release Date November 15-24, 1961/ Life
Music F. Buencamino, Jr.
Direction Armando Garces
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Romeo Vasquez, Cecilia Lopez, Aura Aurea/ Co-starring Max Alvarado, Tony Ferrer, Jess Lapid


Sunday, January 11, 2015

FERNANDO POE, JR., BOB SOLER, ALICIA VERGEL, LOPITO, MIRIAM JURADO, PAQUITO DIAZ IN "HINAHAMON KITA" (1961)


"Hinahamon Kita..." (1961)
People's Pictures
Release Date October 16-25, 1961/ Life
A DZAQ Radio Serial
Screenplay Ruben Rustia
Music Tony Maiquez
Cameraman Tommy Marcelino
Story and Direction Abraham Cruz
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Bob Soler, Alicia Vergel, Lopito, Miriam Jurado, Paquito Diaz and Mina Aragon (in a special role)/ Co-starring Jose Garcia, Vic Andaya, Jess Lapid, Poleng Mendoza and Mina Aragon (in a special role)






Director Abraham Cruz briefs FPJ...on the set of People's Pictures' "Hinahamon Kita" (1961)



Thursday, January 8, 2015

FERNANDO POE, JR., CHARITO SOLIS, ZALDY ZSHORNACK, RONALD REMY, LOURDES MEDEL, REBECCA IN "PASONG DIABLO" (1961)


"Pasong Diablo" (1961)
Poe-Zshornack Productions
Released thru Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Release Date September 21-30, 1961/ Dalisay
Direction Armando Garces
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Charito Solis, Zaldy Zshornack, Ronald Remy, Lourdes Medel, Rebecca, Oscar Keesee, Jess Lapid, Teroy de Guzman



(l-r) Ronald Remy, Zaldy Zshornack, Fernando Poe, Jr.



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Friday, January 2, 2015

FERNANDO POE, JR., ROMEO VASQUEZ, VAN DE LEON, CECILIA LOPEZ, MIRIAM JURADO, PERLA BAUTISTA IN "IKAW O AKO" (1961)


"Ikaw O Ako" (1961)
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions, Inc.
Release Date August 2- 11, 1961/ Dalisay
Music F. Buencamino, Jr.
Direction Armando Garces
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Romeo Vasquez, Van de Leon, Cecilia Lopez, Miriam Jurado, Perla Bautista, Max Alvarado, Tony Ferrer, Norma Blancaflor/ Co-starring Boy Sta. Romana, Pedro Faustino, Mary Walter/ Introducing Arnold Mendoza







Sunday, December 21, 2014

FPJ: HARI, THE MAKING OF THE KING/ A DOCUMENTARY/ DECEMBER 21, 2014



Get to know FPJ--the actor, the man, the legend through the eyes of his family, closest friends and the people who had the privilege of working with him in his over half a century career in show business this December 21, Sunday's Best on ABS-CBN Channel 2.