Another dream came true for FPJ when he did a remake in 1966, his own version of his dad's memorable 1937 movie, Zamboanga.
Left- Zamboanga (1937)- Stars Fernando Poe, Sr. and Rosa Del Rosario/ Directed by Eduardo de Castro/Re-screened in 2004
Right- Zamboanga (1966)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Susan Roces, Johny Monteiro, Ruben Rustia, Vic Silayan, Lito Anzures, Veronica Palileo, Pedro Faustino/ Featuring Pilita Corrales/ Directed by Efren Reyes
Zamboanga (1937) believed to be lost was finally found and was screened in 2004, courtesy of Nick Deocampo (see link). "The movie depicts the life of south sea divers and was shot in the remote
Zamboanga (1966) was the young Poe's own version, where he played the role of a sea trader who fell in love with a Muslim princess played by Susan Roces. They were forbidden by tradition to love one another.
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Left- Screen Stardom Magazine/ 1966
Right- Theme song of Zamboanga/ Music by Emil Mijares/ Lyrics by Levi Celerio