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Sunday, December 14, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., CARLOS PADILLA, JR., LAURO DELGADO, LILY MARQUEZ, OSCAR KEESEE AND MINA ARAGON IN GERARDO DE LEON'S "APOLLO ROBLES" (1961)


"Apollo Robles" (1961)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date June 28, 1961/ Life
Story Susana C. de Guzman
Based on PMC Radio Serial
Screenplay Augusto Buenaventura
Cameraman Tommy Marcelino
Music Tito Arevalo
Direction Gerardo de Leon
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Carlos Padilla, Jr., Lauro Delgado, Lily Marquez, Oscar Keesee and Mina Aragon/ with Teroy de Guzman, Mary Walter, Andres Centenera, Bert Olivar, Vic Andaya


Fernando Poe, Jr. and his seconds, Oscar Keesee, Teroy de Guzman, Andres Centenera size up their opponent in Premiere Productions' "Apollo Robles" (1961)

 





Since the movie was about a struggling boxer, the production staff headed by Director Gerry de Leon opted to consult boxing champ Flash Elorde on some boxing tips and pointers and assist them in some critical boxing scenes to make the movie more realistic.Those pointers became very crucial later in many fight scenes the actor made in his movies. He integrated part of Elorde’s styles and techniques to his own styles and came up with a unique “FPJ rapid and lightning punches” we all know. They later starred and teamed up in a 1964 movie, Mano-Mano.




REMEMBERING FPJ ON HIS 10TH DEATH ANNIVERSARY

“DA KING:” Would he have led the nation into a verdant meadow with conviction, compassion and box-office success? Would he have tempered power with grace, giving more cause to idolize him? Now, it’s goodbye to all that. (Inquirer: Filipino of the Year 2004)



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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., JOSEPH ESTRADA, PERLA BAUTISTA, ISABELLE LOPEZ, OSCAR KEESEE, CORAZON NOBLE, MAX ALVARADO, VAN DE LEON AND LILIA DIZON IN "BARIL SA BARIL" (1961)


"Baril sa Baril" (1961)
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions, Inc.
Release Date June 17, 1961/ Center
Music F. Buencamino, Jr.
Direction Armando Garces
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Joseph Estrada, Perla Bautista, Isabelle Lopez, Oscar Keesee, Corazon Noble, Max Alvarado, Van de Leon and Lilia Dizon/ with Helen Nazario, Pedro Faustino, Manuel Barbeyto, Salvador Zaragoza, Rafael Jimenez, Jesus Lapid, Dencio Padilla, Lope Policarpio, Nort Nepomuceno/ Featuring Tony Ferrer, Martin Marfil/ Introducing Mariquit Soliman








Sunday, December 7, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., RONALD REMY, RAMON REVILLA, VON SERNA, JESS MEDINA, RENATO ROBLES, BOY FRANCISCO, BOY STA. ROMANA, TONY FERRER IN "DAKILANG 9" (1961)


"Dakilang 9" (1961)
Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions
Release Date May 10, 1961/ Center
Photography Jose Pagsisihan
Music Tito Arevalo
Direction Alex Sunga
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Ronald Remy, Ramon Revilla, Von Serna, Jess Medina, Renato Robles, Boy Francisco, Boy Sta. Romana, Tony Ferrer, Perla bautista, Lina Prieto, Lana Morena and Max Alvarado/ with Dadang Ortega, Jesus Lapid, Bino Garcia, Dencio Padilla, Lope Policarpio, Lor Nepomuceno, Linda Jaring, Letty Toledo/ Introducing Rico Rivero, Rogelio Concepcion









Thursday, December 4, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., JOHNNY MONTEIRO, MINA ARAGON, OSCAR KEESEE, CHIQUITO IN "SAKRISTAN MAYOR" (1961)/ KOMIKS SERIAL AND MOVIE ADAPTATION


"Sakrtistan Mayor" (1961)
People's Pictures, Inc.
Release Date May 9, 1961/ Life
Serialized in Liwayway Magazine
Cameraman Arsenio Dona
Music Tito Arevalo
Story and Direction Nemesio E. Caravana
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Johnny Monteiro, Mina Aragon, Oscar Keesee, Chiquito, Jose Garcia, Andres Centenera, Vic Andaya, Paquito Salcedo, Rosa Santos, Primo Yumol, Lope Policarpio, Cesar Aguilar/ Introducing Lucita Soriano




Sakristan Mayor, a komiks novel by Nemesio E. Caravana, was serialized in Liwayway Magasin in 1961. It was adapted into the big screen with the young action star Fernando Poe, Jr., in the lead role. He portrayed the role of Pedro, a sakristan, out to " solve the mystery of a headless ghost and clean the town of banditry and lawlessness."


Fernando Poe, Jr. and Mina Aragon


Liwayway/1961

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

FREE "ANG PANDAY" (DIGITALLY RESTORED VERSION) SCREENING ON DECEMBER 6 (2014)

Catch the iconic Filipino character PANDAY, played by Fernando Poe Jr and based on the 'Komiks' series by Carlo J. Caparas and Steve Gan, in SM Cinema's FREE MOVIES offer on December 6. See its DIGITALLY RESTORED version!

To get your voucher, register here: https://www.facebook.com/SMCinema/app_733612183388172
You may also register on the Facebook page of your favorite SM Cinema branch. Find the fanpage here: https://www.facebook.com/SMCinema/app_195646697137509





Tuesday, December 2, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., CHARITO SOLIS, BERNARD BONNIN, LOURDES MEDEL, MILA OCAMPO IN "SANDATA AT PANGAKO" (1961)


"Sandata at Pangako" (1961)
LVN Pictures, Inc.
Release Date April 29, 1961/ Life
Story Celso Trinidad
Serialized over DZXL
Music Polding SIlos
Screenplay and Direction F.H. Constantino
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Charito Solis, Bernard Bonnin, Lourdes Medel, Mila Ocampo, Gil de Leon, Johnny Reyes, Marietta Sanz, Tony Dantes, Baby Janet



In the fifties and early sixties, Sampaguita, LVN and Premiere Productions were the three leading movie production outfits. The so-called studio system existed that time wherein these movie companies maintained their own stable of contract stars, directors, writers, technicians and crews. There were other small movie outfits, like Lebran, Royal, Everlasting, Magna-East, Larry Santiago, People’s Pictures, Tagalog-Ilang-Ilang, Tamaraw, among others.

Fernando Poe, Jr., a contract star of Premiere Productions, bolted out of his mother studio when his request for a talent fee increase was rejected. He was jobless for six months until a juicy offer (twice his old rate) from Magna-East Productions came. He made Markado (1960), a blockbuster that year. It was FPJ who broke the studio system and the standard talent rate of contract movie stars.

As a freelancer, he made Sandata at Pangako in 1961, the one and only movie he did with LVN Pictures. It was also the only movie he appeared and starred with 60s action star Bernard ‘Palos’ Bonnin.














An emotional and dramatic scene between two great stars of Philippine cinema, Fernando Poe, Jr. and Charito Solis. The movie, "Sandata at Pangako," was their first team-up and FPJ's only movie under LVN Pictures. 



An emotional and dramatic scene between two great stars of Philippine cinema, Fernando Poe, Jr. and Charito Solis. The movie, "Sandata at Pangako," was their first team-up and FPJ's only movie under LVN Pictures. 



Saturday, November 29, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., AMADO CORTEZ, EDDIE RODRIGUEZ, CECILA LOPEZ, LYN D'AMOUR, GLORIA SEVILLA IN VIRGILIO REDONDO'S "TATLONG BARAHA" (1961)


"Tatlong Baraha" (1961)
Hollywood- Far East Productions, Inc.
Release Date April 11, 1961/ Center
Story Virgilio Redondo
Serialized in Espesyal Komiks
Screenplay Artemio Marquez
Music Tito Arevalo
Direction Fely Crisostomo
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Amado Cortez, Eddie Rodriguez, Cecilia Lopez, Lyn D'Amour, Gloria Sevilla, Joe Sison, Fred Panopio, Flor Bien/ Guest artists: Mario Barri, Oscar Keesee






Tatlong Baraha tells of three friends known for their individual expertise in different kinds of weapons (gun, knife and bullwhip) who parted ways because of differences. Who will win in the end? Writer-illustrator Virgilio Redondo, creator of Palos and Gagamba, was able to keep his readers in suspense during its serial run in Espesyal Komiks in 1961. The komiks serial novel was eventually adapted into movies by Hollywood FarEast Production, the same outfit that made FPJ a box-office action star in Markado in 1960. FPJ played the role of Orlando, the knife wielder, Amado Cortez as Merlin Mendez, the fast drawing gunslinger and Eddie Rodriguez as bullwhip-lashing Roldan Mojica.

"Tatlong Baraha"
Story by Virgilio Redondo
Serialized in Espesyal Komiks/ 1961

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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