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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR. IN F.V. COCHING'S "LABAN SA LAHAT" (1958): KOMIKS SERIAL AND MOVIE ADAPTATION


"Laban sa Lahat" (1958)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date October 7-16, 1958/ Dalisay
Story Francisco V. Coching
Serialized in Liwayway Magazine
Music Tony Maiquez
Direction Cirio H. Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Leonor Vergara, Lauro Delgado, Oscar Roncal, Elvira Reyes, Belen Velasco, Jose Garcia, Francisco Cruz, Dencio Padilla, Mariano Tolentino, Paquito Diaz, Bino Garcia, Jesus Lapid


In 1958, the young Fernando Poe, Jr., only 19 and a prized contract star of Premiere Productions, starred in "Laban sa Lahat,' based from a novel by Francisco V. Coching. The story centers around a young man named Lupo, who was wrongly and falsely accused of a crime. Leonor Vergara co-starred as his love interest.



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Synopsis: Since childhood, Lupo (Fernando Poe, Jr.) is branded as a trouble-maker, Everything he does is misconstrued by people inspite of his good intentions. He grows up with the whole town biased against him. Even Clarissa (Leonor Vergara), his sweetheart, has lost faith and it is only her love for him which makes her try to be patient with him.

Lupo gets into big trouble when Don Antero (Jose Garcia) and his son, Marco (Oscar Roncal), with the aid of imported thugs break into the church and strip it of its treasures. The heinous crime is blamed on Lupo, and Dario (lauro Delgado), Lupe's own brother who is a dedicated policeman, is assigned to head the posse to track him down.


Clarissa, however, is convinced of Lupe's innocence because on the night of the robbery, she had spent the night with him. Unfortunately, she cannot speak out in Lupo's defense without exposing herself to moral condemnation.


Alone, hunted by his own brother, Lupo seeks to redeem himself by uncovering the real culprits. He is able to kill Don Antero in a struggle but this only serves to aggravate things. He captures Max (Bruno Punzalan), one of Marco's henchmen but is cornered by the posse atop the church's bell tower.


Facing the guns at the posse led by his own brother and with Max tied to a lamp post which he can cover from the belfry, Lupe makes a final attempt to clear himself and this he does in a tense, thundering finale. (Source: Literary Song-Movie Magazine/ 1958
Liwayway Magasin/ 1958

FERNANDO POE, JR., JESUS 'OG' RAMOS, TERESITA MENDEZ, CHIQUITO AND THE LO' WAIST GANG IN "LO'WAIST GANG AT SI OG SA MINDORO" (1958)

"Lo' Waist Gang asi si Og sa Mindoro" (1958)
Larry Santiago Productions
Release Date August 27- September 5, 1958/ Dalisay
Music Clod Delfino
Direction Pablos Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Jesus 'Og' Ramos, Teresita Mendez, and the Lo' Waist Gang (Chiquito, Paquito Toledo, Berting labra, Bobby Gonzales, Boy Francisco, Butch Bautista, Tony Cruz, Boy Sta. Romana, Mario Antonio, Elizabeth ramsey, Luis San Juan, Rafael Jimenez/ Guest star- Nello Nayo



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., LANI OTEYZA, MYRA CRISOL, CHIQUITO IN "ATREBIDA" (1958)


"Atrebida" (1958)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date August 7-16, 1958/ Dalisay
Music Tony Maiquez
Story and Direction Armando de Guzman
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Lani Oteyza, Myra Crisol, Chiquito, Paquito Toledo, Jose Garcia, Dolly Garcia, Nello Nayo, Luis San Juan, Canda Sisters, Tony Cruz, Darling Twins, Al Quinn, Lita Cristobal, Tony Villegas, Liza Soriano, Teddy Santos, Piedad Molina, Lilian Campos/ Featuring the Sack Dress Gang and their sidekicks/ Introducing Ben Balatbat

5 STORIES, 25 STARS, 5 CITIES, 5 DIRECTORS IN "OBRA MAESTRA" (1958)


"Obra Maestra" (1958)
People's Pictures, Inc.
Release Date June 28- July 8, 1956/ Center
Director of Photography Emmanuel Roxas
Music Tito Arevalo
First Episode- "Tokyo"
Direction Teodorico C. Santos
Cast Tessie Quintana, Eddie del Mar, Fernando Poe, Jr.
Second Episode- "Macao"
Direction Cesar Gallardo
Cast Leopoldo Salcedo, Jose Padilla, Jr., Alicia Vergel, Edna Luna
Third Episode- "Manila"
Direction Danilo Santiago
Cast Cynthia Zamora, Jose Romulo, Lauro Delgado, Exequiel Segovia, Lani Oteyza, Vicente Liwanag, Chiquito, Elvira Reyes, Boy Serrano
Fourth Episode- "Hong Kong"
Direction Gerardo de Leon
Cast Zaldy Zshornack, Shirley Gorospe, Lopito, Vic Diaz, Eddie Mesa
Fifth Episode- "Singapore"
Direction Efren Reyes
Cast Anita Linda, Efren Reyes, Olivia Cenizal, Johnny Monteiro



Thursday, September 11, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., LEONOR VERGARA, CHIQUITO IN "MAY PASIKAT BA SA KANO" (1958)



"May Pasikat Ba Sa Kano"(1958)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date April 29- May 8, 1958/ Dalisay
Story Caravana-Karasig
Serialized in Liwayway Magazine
Screenplay Jose Flores Sibal
Music Tony Maiquez
Direction Nemesio Caravana
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Leonor Vergara, Chiquito, Ramon D' Salva, Lily Marquez, Menggay, Jose Garcia



Fernando Poe, Jr. starred as a struggling boxer
in "May Pasikat Ba Sa Kano," another komiks-adapted movie, from the novel created by Nemesio Caravana, which he also directed. It appeared on the pages of Liwayway Magazine.



"May Pasikat Ba sa Kano" (1958)
Nobela ni Caravana-Karasig
Guhit ni Dinisio Roque
Inilathala sa Liwayway Magasin



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Saturday, September 6, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., LANI OTEYZA, LEONOR VERGARA, BEN PEREZ IN "PEPENG KALIWETE" (1958)


"Pepeng Kaliwete" (1958)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date February 8- 17, 1958/ Dalisay
Story Alex Manansala
Serialized in Bulaklak Magazine 
Screenplay Augusto Buenaventura 
Music Tony Maiquez 
Direction Cirio H. Santiago 
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Lani Oteyza, Leonor Vergara, Ben Perez, Jose Garcia, Abelardo Cortez, Larry Ramos, Max Alvarado, Bino Garcia, Doming Del Valle, Roger Suerte






Wednesday, September 3, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., CORAZON RIVAS AND THE LO' WAIST GANG IN "LUTONG MAKAW" (1958)


  "Lutong Makaw" (1958)
Larry Santiago Productions
Release Date January 6-15, 1958/ Center
Music Clod Delfino
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe Jr., Corazon Rivas, Myra Crisol and The Lo' Waist Gang--- Berting Labra, Boy Francisco, Paquito Toledo,Tony Cruz, Arsenio 'Butch' Bautista, Boy Sta. Romana, Mario Antonio/ Introducing Tito "Chiquito" Pangan









Wednesday, August 20, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., LANI OTEYZA, SHIRLEY GOROSPE IN LARRY ALCALA'S "TIPIN" (1957)


Larry Alcala, popular and respected cartoonist and illustrator, made over 500 cartoon characters, twenty comic strips, six movies, two murals, and 15,000 published pages in his 56 years of professional cartooning career. His most popular cartoon series was Slice of Life, which is a reflection of the many unique aspects of everyday life in the Philippines. He also created long running comic strips, among others, Kalabog and Bosyo, Siopawman, Mang Ambo, Asiong Aksaya and Tipin which ran from 1951 to 1965 in Hiwaga Komiks.

Tipin is a mischievous, naughty and playful teen-age girl typical of the generation of the 1950s and was adapted into film by People's Pictures with Fernando Poe, Jr. (he sings and dances in the movie) and Lani Oteyza in the title role.

"Tipin" (1957)
People's Pictures
Release Date November 15-24, 1957/ Life
Based on the character created by Larry Alcala
Direction Efren Reyes
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr, Lani Oteyza, Shirley Gorospe, Jose Velez, Berting Labra, Ricardo 'Boy' Francisco, Elvira Reyes, Lily Marquez, Jose Garcia, Ligaya Lopez



Tipin @ 1952




Tipin @ 1961

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., CORAZON RIVAS, LOPITO IN "STUDENT CANTEEN" (1957)

 "Student Canteen" (1957)
Larry Santiago Productions
Released thru Premiere Productions, Inc.
Aired over CBN
Music Tito Arevalo
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Corazon Rivas, Lopito, Boy Francisco, Myra Crisol, Paquito Toledo, Elvira Reyes/ Featuring the Reycard Duet


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., LANI OTEYZA, BERTING LABRA IN "H-LINE GANG" (1957)

The female counterpart of the highly popular Lo' Waist Gang---



"H-Line Gang" (1957)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date July 23- August 1, 1957/ Dalisay
Music Clod Delfino
Direction Candido Manahan
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Lani Oteyza, Berting Labra, Ligaya Lopez, Juliet Lozano, Lily Marquez, Leonor Vergara, Carmencita Ferrer, Myra Crisol, Josie Sarte, Josie Salcedo, Charito Perez/ with Abraham Cruz, Luis San Juan, Dely Atay-Atayan, Oscar Roncal, Menggay, Ben Balatbat, Lita Cristobal, Betty Apon






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