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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






Friday, August 1, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., ZALDY ZSHORNACK AND THE LO' WAIST GANG IN "LOS LACUACHEROS"(1957)

"Los Lacuacheros" (1957)
Larry Santiago Productions
Release Date July 13-22, 1957/ Center
Music Clod Delfino
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Zaldy Zshornack, Berting Labra, Boy Francisco, Tony Cruz, Paquito Toledo, Butch Bautista, Boy Sta. Romana, Mario Antonio and Cielito Legaspi/ with Juliet Lozano, Nello Nayo,Paquito Salcedo, Jose Garcia, Lydia Antonio and the Darling Twins







Saturday, July 26, 2014

AN ALL-STAR CAST, 7 STORIES, 7 DIRECTORS IN "BICOL EXPRESS" (1957)


 "Bicol Express" (1957)
Seven Episodes
Premiere Productions
Release Date June 28- July 7, 1957/ Life
Music Tony Maiquez, Ariston Avelino, Tito Arevalo
Direction Eddie Romero, Cirio H. Santiago, Efren Reyes, Teodorico C. Santos, Josefino Cenizal, Gerardo de Leon, Cesar Gallardo
Cast First Episode- Jose Romulo, Melita de Leon, Cielito Legaspi, Zaldy Zshornack, Oscar Roncal, Dely Atay-Atayan/ Second Episode- Tessie Quintana, Cesar Ramirez, Lauro Delgado, Jose Garcia, Max Alvarado/ Third Episode- Tita Duran, Pancho Magalona, Abelardo Cortes, Abraham Cruz, Vic Diaz, Eddie Boy Serrano/ Fourth Episode- Danilo Montes, Olivia Cenizal, Ramon D' Salva, Elvira Reyes, Aida Villegas, Dadang Ortega, Luis San Juan/ Fifth Episode- Eddie del Mar, Edna Luna, Cynthia Zamora, Fernando Poe, Jr., Jose Velez, Marissa Ibanez/ Sixth Episode- Leopoldo Salcedo, Alicia Vergel, Amado Cortes, Leonor Vergara, Lopito, Quiel Segovia/ Seventh Episode- Efren Reyes, Carol Varga, Vicente Liwanag



 Kislap- Graphic Magazine/ 1957
(to read, click images to enlarge)


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., EDNA LUNA, ZALDY ZSHORNACK, LEONOR VERGARA IN GERARDO DE LEON'S "KAMAY NI CAIN" (1957)



"Kamay ni Cain" (1957)
People's Pictures, Inc.
Release Date June 13-22, 1957/ Dalisay
Story Clodualdo del Mundo
Serialized in Pilipino Komiks
Screenplay Cesar J. Amigo
Music Ariston Avelino
Direction Gerardo de Leon
Cast Fernando Poe Jr., Edna Luna, Zaldy Zshornack, Leonor Vergara, Leticia Ojera, Nello Nayo, Berting Labra, Max Alvarado, Lily Marquez, Tony Palomer, Paquito Salcedo

 Kamay ni Cain (1957) by Clodualdo del Mundo was another komiks serial novel made and adapted into movies. The novel, serialized in Pilipino Komiks was illustrated expertly by Fred Carrillo. The movie, on the hand, was handled and directed masterfully by the great Gerry de Leon. The young FPJ, who was nominated for that year's Famas Best Supporting actor, portrayed the role of a villain to lead star Zaldy Zshornack. 
 


"Kamay ni Cain"
Nobela ni Clodualdo del Mundo
Guhit ni Fred Carillo
Inilathala sa Pilipino Komiks


Monday, July 21, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., CORAZON RIVAS, ZALDY ZSHORNACK AND THE LO' WAIST GANG IN "BAKASYON GRANDE" (1957)

The Lo' Waist Gang returns to the screen in Larry Santiago Productions' "Bakasyon Grande," the second of the series of the popular moviedom's 50s gang group---



"Bakasyon Grande" (1957)
Larry Santiago Productions
Released thru Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date February 1--22, 1957/ Dalisay
Music Clod Delfino
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Corazon Rivas, Zaldy Zshornack, Berting Labra, Boy Francisco, Butch Bautista, Boy Sta. Romana, Mario Antonio, Ligaya Lopez, Lily Marquez/ Featuring Bobby Gonzales, Paquito Toledo, Tony Cruz, Darling Twins


Monday, July 14, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., CORAZON RIVAS AND ZALDY ZSHORNACK IN "LO' WAIST GANG" (1956)

The movie, "Lo' Waist Gang" (1956) propelled Fernando Poe, Jr. and Zaldy Zshornack to stardom---

"Lo'Waist Gang" (1956)
Larry Santiago Productions
Released thru Premiere Producyions, Inc.
Release Date July 8- 17, 1956/ Dalisay
Music Clod Delfino
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Corazon Rivas, Zaldy Zshornack, Berting Labra, Boy Francisco, Lani O. Padilla, Boy Sta. Romana, Wilma Zamora, Nello Nayo, Jose Garcia, Max ALvarado, Mario Antonio, Baby Zobel, Boy Planas, Boy Soriano, Juanito Rodriguez, Isa Rino, Luis SanJuan/ Featuring Bobby Gonzales, Tony Cruz



FPJ and Mary Walter (left); FPJ and Corazon Rivas (right)



Thursday, May 29, 2014

THE YOUNG POE IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN "BABAENG MANDARAMBONG" (1956)

The young Fernando Poe, Jr. played second lead in this 1956 action-adventure, Babaeng Mandarambong.  Johnny Monteiro, one of Philippine cinema’s finest swordsmen and Celia Fuentes, 50s Action Queen headlined this action-packed movie.


 "Babaeng Mandarambong" (1956)
Everlasting Pictures
Release Date January 30, 1956/ Dalisay
Music Tito Arevalo
Screenplay and Direction Ding M. de Jesus
Cast Johnny Monteiro, Celia Fuentes, Fernando Poe, Jr., Ruben Rustia, Joe Sison, Bruno Punzalan, Purita Alma, Lito Anzures, Lydia Resma, Roberto Dantes, Ric Bustamante, Jaime Vargas, Vicente Liwanag




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