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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

FPJ IN A SPECIAL CAMEO ROLE IN "BOY NEGRO" (1980)

Fernando Poe, Jr., in support to half-brother, Conrad Poe, made a rare special screen appearance in the 1980 action-drama, "Boy Negro," based on a true-to-life story.


"Boy Negro" (1980)-Stars Conrad Poe and Azenith Briones/ Directed by Johnny Wood


Monday, August 8, 2011

FPJ IN A CAMEO ROLE IN "ISKOROKOTOY" (1981)

Fernando Poe, Jr. and other big names in local cinema appeared in cameo roles in support to comedian Dencio Padilla's starring role in Iskorokotoy in 1981. Dencio was also lead star of Boogie, also released that year.



Wednesday, August 3, 2011

FPJ IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN BABAENG MANDARAMBONG" (1956)

The young Fernando Poe, Jr., the future King of Philippine Movies, was only 16 when he did "Babaeng Mandarambong," playing the role of Prince Rostrand. Six months later, the young Poe was launched in "Lo' Waist Gang," his biggest break to superstardom.

Action greats Johnny Monteiro, one of the finest swordsmen in Philippine cinema and Celia Fuentes, local filmdom's Action Queen headlined the epic action-adventure movie.



"Babaeng Mandarambong" (1956)- Stars 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/ Directed by Ding M. de Jesus




King Bergunio (Bruno Punzalan) of Malaga demands the hand of Princess Arlina (Celia Fuentes) of Columba in marriage. King Rosino, Arlina's father, agrees, because Malaga is a strong kingdom. On the way to Malaga, the party is ambushed by gypsies led by Medardo (Johnny Monteiro). Arlina is brought to the gypsy camp where she learns of King Bergunio‘s plot to kill her father and to annex Columba.

Aided by the gypsies, Princess Arlina undertakes a risky journey to Columba to warn her father. On their way, however, they meet the returning army of Malagans holding king Rosino a prisoner. Thinking that by surrendering to King Bergunio she could plead for the life of her lather,

Princess Arlina returns to Malaga only to become once more a prisoner of King Bergunio and to learn that her father had already been put to death. With the help of Medardo she successfully escapes, but is recaptured when the gypsy camp is invaded by King Bergunio’s men. King Bergunio orders preparations for his wedding with Princess Arlina, but on the eve of the big event, the gypsies, led by the valiant Medardo, raid the king's castle and overcome the king's soldiers. With the death of Bergunio, Medardo is proclaimed king and together with Arlina, they happily rule Malaga and Columba. (Source: Literary Song-Movie magazine/ 1956)



Sixteen-year old Fernando Poe, Jr. with lead star Celia Fuentes

Monday, August 1, 2011

"14" (1969): A STAR-STUDDED MOVIE


"14" (1969)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Bob Soler, Robert Arevalo, Eddie Gutierrez, Romano Castellvi, Bernard Belleza, Ramil Rodriguez, Andy Poe, George Estregan, Lou Salvador, Jr., Paquito Diaz, Romy Diaz, Ding Dalvador, Jumbo/ Directed by D'lanor