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Friday, November 21, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., CECILIA LOPEZ, LIZA MORENO, PUGAK, RAMON D' SALVA, PAQUITO DIAZ IN "WALANG PATAWAD!" (1961)


"Walang Patawad!" (1961)
Balatbat Productions
Release Date March 20-29, 1961/ Life
Screenplay J.C. Pangilinan
Music Tony Maiquez
Direction Felix Villar
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Cecilia Lopez, Liza Moreno, Pugak, Ramon D' Salva, Jose Garcia, Paquito Diaz, Resty Sandel, Engracio Ibarra, Luis San Juan, Francisco Cruz, Ric Bustamante, Jesus Lapid, Bino Garcia, Arsenio Alonzo/ with Ester de Jesus, Lydia Antonio, Jane Palomar, Vicky Valente



On the set of "Walang Patawad" (1961)
Fernando Poe, Jr., Liza Moreno, Paquito Diaz, Ramon D' Salva, Jess Lapid



FPJ and Cecilia Lopez





Paquito Diaz and Jess Lapid



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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., ZALDY ZSHORNACK, AURA AUREA, LYN D'AMOUR, PERLA BAUTISTA AND RODOLFO CRISTOBAL IN "KILABOT SA BARILAN" (1961)


"Kilabot sa Barilan" (1961)
A Poe-Zshornack Productions
Released thru Tagalog Ilang-ILang Productions
Release Date January 24- February 2, 1961/ Dalisay
Music Tito Arevalo
Asst. Director Leody Diaz
Direction Alex M. Sunga
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Zaldy Zshornack, Aura Aurea, Lyn D'Amour and Rodolfo Cristobal/ with Oscar Roncal, Renato Robles, Lou Salvador Sr., Teroy de Guzamn, Max Alvarado, Jose Garcia, Mary Walter, Jesus Lapid, Restie Sandel, Africa de la Rosa and Paquito Diaz/ Guest artists: Mario Barri, Bert Olivar, Bruno Punzalan, Ely Nakpil/ Introducing Tony Ferrer, Lana Morena






(l-r) Fernando Poe, Jr., Oscar Roncal, Rodolfo Cristobal


Fernando Poe, Jr. and Zaldy Zshornack in "Kilabot sa Barilan" (1961)

Sunday, November 16, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., EDITHA CLOMERA, CAROL VARGA, VICENTE LIWANAG, TEROY DE GUZMAN IN "SARHENTO SALCEDO" (1960)


"Sarhento Salcedo" (1960)
Balatbat Productions
Release Date November 30- December 9, 1960/ Life
Screenplay Tony Camonte
Photography Ricardo Marcelino
Music Tito Arevalo
Story and Direction Nemesio E. Caravana
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Editha Clomera, Carol Varga, Vicente Liwanag, Teroy de Guzman, Oscar Roncal, Max Alvarado, Lito Anzures, Roman Antonio, Anna Marie, Marilou Munoz




Monday, November 10, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., BERTING LABRA AND THE LO' WAIST GANG IN "RANCHO GRANDE" (1960)


"Rancho Grande" *1960)
Larry Santiago Productions
Release Date November 16, 1960/ Center
Screenplay Armando de Guzman
Music Paquito Toledo
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr, Lo'Waist Gang (Berting Labra, Boy Francisco, Paquito Toledo, Burch bautista, Tony Cruz, Boy Sta. Romana), Jerry Pons, Ben Perez, Oscar Keesee, Jose Garcia, Paquito Diaz, Luis San Juan, Arsenio Alonzo, Ponga, Cleng-Cleng/ Featuring Pugak, marichu Llora, Guia Gomez, Jane Palomar, Zenaida Buena, Francia Ferrer



AN ALL-STAR CAST, 4 STORIES, 4 DIRECTORS IN "TRUE CONFESSIONS" (1960)


"True Confessions" (1960)
Larry Santiago Productions, Inc.
Release Date August 31- September 6, 1960/ Center
a DZRH Radio Serial
Screenplay Pablo Santiago, Artemio Marquez, Armando de Guzman, Cesar Liongson
Direction Larry Santiago, Artemio Marquez, Armando de Guzman, Pablo Santiago
First Story- Cast Ramon Revilla, Cielito Legaspi, Jose Romulo, Yolanda Guevarra, Rodolfo Cristobal, Nello Nayo
Second Story- Cast Edna Luna, Amado Cortez, Marietta Miranda, Oscar Keesee, Rosie Acosta 
Third Story- Cast Jose Padilla, Jr., Joseph Estrada, Loreta de Lara, Ben Perez, Marichu Llora
Fourth Story- Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Berting Labra, Chiquito, Paquito Toledo, Boy Francisco, Butch Bautista, Boy Sta. Romana, Tony Cruz, Jerry Pns ang Guia Gomez
Introducing: Zenaida Buena, Francia Ferrer




Thursday, November 6, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR. AND LYN D'AMOUR IN "MARKADO" (1960)/ THE MOVIE THAT MADE FPJ A BOX-OFFICE DRAW AND THE TOP ACTION STAR OF PHILIPPINE MOVIES


Markado (1960) is a must-film for all FPJ fans. It established and cemented his hold as a major and top action star in Philippine movies which he held for about four and half decade until his death in 2004.

Flashback to 1960: Excerpt from the article “Batang Taquila” by Nick Joaquin--- The young FPJ was under contract with Premiere Productions at php3,000 per picture and was already a box-office star as proven with Kamay ni Cain, Laban sa Lahat and Pepeng Kaliwete, When the contract was to be renewed, Ronnie asked for a raise in pay to php 4.000 per picture. “Premiere wouldn’t bite.” Ronnie found himself, a top box-office star, who couldn’t find work. In the local movie world, still to be fissured by the independents, the big studios still formed a tight circle that shut doors to anybody who dared defy any of them. Ronnie was making history again, by being the first of the movie star rebels. 

For some six months he was out in the cold, reduced to becoming Boy Francisco’s “extra.” Boy Francisco (member of the so-called Lo’ Waist Gang) was then working as doorman in a plush office building in Port Area, behind the Manila Hotel. On Boy’s day-offs, Ronnie took his place, opening the door and saying the proper greeting to the executives. “I had to rehearse the dialogue!” The stint earned him five pesos each time and anyway, the office building was tucked away in a place “where my fans couldn’t see me.”Then a new company, Holywood-Far East, one of the first of the “indies,” contacted him about doing Markado. Ronnie decided to bluff it out. He demanded, not php4,000, but double that sum. “It was a gamble. But my family really needed the money. I had been out out for work for so long.” Hollywood-Far East, staggered, took three weeks to think it over. Ronnie got his php8,000. He had started the escalation of star prices that was to end the star-stable system.

Markado (1960) was Ronnie’s first in a genre, the Philippine western that Efren Reyes started with Bandido. After Markado, Ronnie didn’t have to extra for Boy Francisco anymore. In fact, he found himself doing three pictures at the same time--- Apollo Robles for Premiere, Sandata at Pangako for LVN, and the final Lo’ Waist movie for the Santiagos--- all at php10,000 per picture. Even Premiere, which once balked at php4,000, had bit. 



"Markado" (1960)
Hollywood- Far East Productions, Inc.
Release Date August 10-15, 1960/ Center
Story Mario del Mar
Serialized in Kenkoy Komiks
Music Tito Arevalo
Direction Mario Barri
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Lyn D'Amour, Rocky Rogers, Patricia Mijares, Joe Sison, Elvira Reyes, Vicente Liwanag, Martin Marfil, Rosanna Recto, Bert Olivar, Tony Dungan, Flor Bien, Blackie Francisco, Francia Ferrer, and Mario Barri/ Guest star Oscar Keesee/ Featuring Fred Panopio





"Markado"
Nobela ni Mario del Mar
Guhit ni Antonio J. Ocampo
Inilathala sa Kenkoy Komiks






Tuesday, November 4, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., CECILIA LOPEZ, BEN PEREZ AND LEROY SALVADOR IN "SUTLANG BAKAL" (1960)


"Sutlang Bakal" (1960)
Larry Santiago Productions
Release Date June 22-28, 1960/ Center
Story Jose Miranda Cruz
A DZAQ Radio Serial
Screenplay Tommy C. David
Music Tito Arevalo
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Cecilia Lopez, Ben Perez and Leroy Salvador/ with Oscar Keesee, Loreta de Lara, Aida Villegas, Ely Nakpil, Paquito Diaz, Nello Nayo, Luis San Juan, Dely Atay-Atayan, Zenaida Buena, Dencio Padilla, Arsenio Alonzo, Tony Enriquez, Tony Gamboa, Roeo de la Rosa, Bino garcia, Angel Buenaventura, Baby de Dios




 Fernando Poe, Jr. and Cecilia Lopez





FERNANDO POE, JR., CHIQUITO, MYRA CRISOL, AMADO CORTEZ AND THE LO'WAIST GANG IN "LO' WAIST GANG JOINS THE ARMY" (1960)


"Lo' Waist Gang Joins the Army" (1960)
Larry Santiago Productions, Inc.
Release Date March 30- April 5, 1960/ Center
Story and Music Paquito Toledo
Screenplay Felix Villar
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Chiquito, Myra Crisol, Amado Cortez, Yolanda Guevarra, Berting Labra, Boy Francisco, Tony Cruz, Butch Bautista, Boy Sta. Romana, Mario Anonio, Rodolfo Cristobal, Marietta Miranda, Paquito Diaz, Nello nayo, Luis San Juan, Lito ANzures, Francisco Cruz, Johnny Long, Ponching Adriano, Primo Yumol and Ric Bustamante & his SOS Daredevils





Sunday, November 2, 2014

OLIVIA CENIZAL (IN THE TITLE ROLE), 26 BIG STARS, 7 GREAT DIRECTORS IN "VIUDA DE ORO" (1960)


"Viuda De Oro" (1960)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date March 20-29, 1960/ Dalisay
Story Leleng Isla
Based on DZXL Radio Serial
Music Tony Maiquez and Tito Arevalo
Direction Teodorico C. Santos, Ramon A. Estella, Danilo Santiago, Nemesio E. caravana, Cesar Gallardo, Efren Reyes and Gerardo de Leon
Cast Olivia Cenizal (in the title role) and 26 big stars (in order of appearnnce)--- Edna Luna, Ronald Remy, Jose Romulo, Nello Nayo, Eddie Mesa, Johnny Monteiro, Leonor Vergara, Bob Soler, Teresita Mendez, Vicente Liwanag, Jose Garcia, Fernando Poe, Jr., Lauro Delgado, Lani Oteyza, Cesar Ramirez, Cynthia Zamora, Chiquito, Ruben Rustia, Efren Reyes, Arsenia Francisco, Miriam Jurado, Lito Anzures, Zaldy Zshornack, Shirley Gorospe, Oscar Roncal, Celia Rodriguez


Saturday, November 1, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., LANI OTEYZA, JOHNNY MONTEIRO, LAURO DELGADO, RONALD REMY, MIRIAM JURADO IN "PRINSESA NARANJA" (1960)


"Prinsesa Naranja" (1960)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date March 10-19, 1960/ Dalisay
Serialized in Liwayway Magazine
Screenplay Jose F. Sibal
Music Tito Arevalo
Story and Direction Nemesio E. Caravana
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Lani Oteyza, Johnny Monteiro, Ronald Remy, Lauro Delgado, Miriam Jurado, Teresita Mendez/ with Jose Garcia, Max Alvarado, Africa de la Rosa, Mario Escudero, Resty Sandel/ Featuring Elizabeth Ramsey