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Wednesday, November 25, 2009


"Ang Agila at ang Araw" (1973)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Joseph Estrada, Boots Anson-Roa, Marissa Delgado, Paquito Diaz, Romy Diaz and Max Alvarado/ Directed by Ronwaldo Reyes

In 1973, Fernando Poe, Jr. and Joseph 'Erap' Estrada, teamed up for the nth time in the movie, "Ang Agila at ang Araw," FPJ Productions 8th Manila Film Festival offering. FPJ, who usually played the role of 'Agila' in most movies he appeared onscreen, portrayed here the role of Araw, a doctor who was wrongly accused of a crime, while Estrada was Agila, the dissident. Both were fugitives of the law. As they crossed paths, the two soon realized that they need each other to survive.

Courtesy of FPJ Productions

Sunday, November 22, 2009


"Bilis ng Kamay" (1963)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Tony Ferrer, Max Alvarado, Jess Lapid, Bert Olivar, Jose Garcia, Victor Bravo, Manolo Robles, Dencio Padilla/ Directed by Alex Sunga

“For the first time... A real American cowboy--- lightning-fast gunslinger--- against Fernando Poe, Jr. Who is he? Will Ronnie beat him to the draw?,” says a blurb in the 1963 movie, Bilis ng Kamay!. It’s the movie’s selling point, the producer’s marketing strategy to whet the appetite of the moviegoers. I wonder you this guy is--- anybody seen this movie when it was released in the 60s? One popular Hollywood western classic comes to mind--- The Fastest Gun Alive starring Glenn Ford.

Fernando Poe, Jr. caught by surprise by fast-drawing Tony Ferrer.

FPJ with Bert Olivar and Rosario del Pilar

A confrontational scene between FPJ and Max Alvarado

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


"Markado" (1960)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Lyn D'Amour, Rocky Rogers, Patricia Mijares, Joe Sison, Elvira Reyes, Vocente Liwanag and Mario Barri/ Directed by Mario Barri

From the Literary Song-Movie Magazine/ 1960
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009


"Tierra Verde" (1965)- Stars Fernando Poe, Jr., Liza Moreno, Paquito Diaz, Johnny Monteiro, Lito Anzures, Victor Bravo, Nello Nayo, Dencio Padilla, Vic Varrion, Mario Escudero/ Directed by Efren Reyes

"He was out to get a killer... but a whole town was out to get him," says the blurb of the 1965 movie, "Tierra Verde." Fernando Poe Jr. starred as Narding, a bounty hunter, in search of a wanted man (played by Paquito Diaz). He reached the town of Tierra Verde where Diaz and his men were temporary holed up and being protected by the whole town. The movie reminds me of the young Steve McQueen in his highly popular 50s TV western show, "Wanted Dead of Alive."

Here's a short film clip of the movie showing the young FPJ in his western getup shooting it out with Diaz and his men.

Courtesy of FPJ Productions

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Here's a Cover Story article by Enrique L. Calderon from Focus Magazine dated June 25, 1983---

"A lot of labels have been tagged to Fernando Poe, Jr.'s name---
Ang Alamat or the Legend, Mr. Box-Office, Ang Maestro or the Master, and a host of other appellations--- but no word can describe him better than hero."

"The tag hero has always been associated with Ronnie Poe, Mainly because of the kind of movies his fans prefer, and the kind of man they want to see him personify onscreen--- an unsung hero, the champion of the oppressed, the protector of the underdog. And Ronnie Poe has obliged--- he sticks to this formula in making movies. His roles have him portraying a soft-spoken but relentless avenger; a do-gooding but loner adventurer, and he is always clothed with mystery. He is sum, the fairytale hero, embodying the populist dreams of salvation."

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