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Friday, December 2, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 167: MONA LISA, FERNANDO ROYO, LUNINGNING, BIMBO DANAO IN "SIYUDAD SA ILALIM NG LUPA" (1949)


"Siyudad sa Ilalim ng Lupa" (1949)
X'Otic Films
Release Date April 21, 1949/ Life
Story Fausto Gonzales
Arranger Luis Calasanz
Music Josefino Cenizal
Direction Carlos Vander Tolosa
Cast Mona Lisa, Fernando Royo, Luningning, Bimbo Danao/ Also Starring Perla Soliman, Armando Cris, Cris de Vera/ Co-starring Jose Troni, Totoy Torrente, Oscar Obligacion, Matty Torres, Manuel barbeyto, Pedro Faustino, Julio Gonzales/ Introducing Carol Varga

Thursday, December 1, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 166: TITA DURAN, OSCAR MORENO, PANCHO MAGALONA IN "MAHARLIKA" (1948)


"Maharlika" (1948)
Sampaguita Pictures
Release Date July 2- 12, 1948/ Dalisay
Story and Direction Lorenzo P. Tuells
Cast Tita Duran, Oscar Moreno, Pancho Magalona/ Also Starring Maria Cristina, Roberto Rosales, Vicente Liwanag, Guia Imperial, Teresita Martinez, Rosie Lorenzana, Manolo Vaca, Pedro Faustino, Bert Olivar, Rizalino Mendoza, Jose Luz Bernardo, Leonora Ruiz

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

LOLITA RODRIGUEZ, 81

Veteran actress and one of Philippine Cinema icons, Lolita Rodriguez passed away on Monday (November 28). She died in California after a stroke. She was 81.




Literary Song-Movie Magazines/ April 1955 and April 1956 issues

Lolita Rodriguez, Dolores Clark in real life, was born on January 29, 1935 in Urdaneta Pangasinan. In 1953, at the age of 18, she entered the movies. She was given walk-on roles. As an extra, she used to earn 5 pesos per appearance. Her first movie was Ating Pag-ibig, followed by Gorio at Tekla, El Indio, Cofradia, Kiko, Reyna Bandida, Sa Isang Sulyap mo Tita and Diwani.
She was introduced as second lead in Pilya (1954) where she portrayed Gloria Romero’s older sister. Her first starring role was Jack and Jill (1955), the same movie that established Dolphy as the top comedian of the country. After being nominated twice, she finally won her first Famas Best actress award in 1956 for the movie Gilda. In the first nomination, despite her credible portrayal as a tomboyish jeepney driver in Jack and Jill, she lost the 1954 award to a fellow Ilocana (Gloria Romero in Dalagang Ilocana) by a mere two votes. The next year, she again lost to Rosa Rosal (Sonny Boy) by only one vote.
From a comedy to light drama roles in 1954, Lolita eventually landed to a more mature and heavy drama roles in the 60s.


1. Pilya (1954)- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Ric Rodrigo/ Introducung Lolita Rodriguez Directed by Tony Cayado
2. Sabungera (1954)
- Stars Ric Rodrigo, Lolita Rodriguez, Dolphy, Boy Alano/ Directed by Tony Cayado


3. Batas ng Alipin (1955)- Stars Ric Rodrigo, Lolita Rodriguez, Tito Galla, Liberty Ilagan/ Directed by Octavio Silos
4. Binibining Kalog (1955)- Stars Ramon Revilla, Lolita Rodriguez, Rudy Frnacisco, Rosa Mia/ Directedby Octavio Silos



5. Jack and Jill (1955)
- Stars Rogelio de la Rosa, Lolita Rodriguez and Dolphy/Directed by Mar S. Torres

6. Rosana (1955)
- Stars Ric Rodrigo, Lolita Rodriguez, Norma Vales/ Introducing Daisy Romualdez/ Directed by Armando Garces




7. Tanikalang Apoy (1955)
- Stars Paraluman, Rita Gomez, Lolita Rodriguez, Van de Leon, Eddie Garcia, Etang Discher, Bella Flores, Matimtiman Cruz/ Directed by Jose de Villa

8. Gilda (1956)
- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Eddie Arenas, Rosa Mia, Eddie Garcia, Zeny Zabala/ Directed by Armando Garces




9. Kanto Girl (1956)
- Stars Oscar Moreno, Lolita Rodriguez, Aruray, Bella Flores/ Directed by Oliive de la Torre
10. Busabos (1957)- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Eddie Arenas, Rudy Francisco, Daisy Romualdez/ Directed by Jose de Villa



11. Gabi at Araw (1957)
- Stars Ric Rodrigo, Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden, Eddie Garcia, Tolindoy/ Directed by Octavio Silos
12. Taga sa Bato (1957)- Stars Paraluman, Lolita Rodriguez, Luis Gonzales, Van de Leon and Eddie Garcia/ Directed by Conrado Conde



13. Tarhata (1957)- Stars Fred Montilla, Ramon Revilla, Van de Leon, Barbara Perez and Lolita Rodriguez/ Directed by Armando Garces
14. Kundiman ng Piso (1958)
- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Eddie Arenas, Tony Marzan, Marlene Dauden/ Directed by Tony Cayado




15. Mapait na Lihim (1958)
- Stars Ric Rodrigo, Lolita Rodriguez, Van de Leon, Marlene Dauden, Etang Discher/ Directed by Octavio Silos

16. Alipin ng Palad (1959)
- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Luis Gonzales, Eddie Garcia, Tony Cayado,Bella Flores, Zeny Zabala/ Directed by Octavio Silos





17. Cicatriz (1959)
- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Luis Gonazales, Barbara Perez, Carlos Salazar, Greg Martin, Rosita Noble, Bella Flores, Zeny Zabala,Venchito Galvez, Ven Medina/ Directed by Tony Cayado

18. Lupa sa Lupa (1960)
- Stars Gloria Romero, Lolota Rodriguez, Luis Gonzales, Bella Flores and Eddie Garcia/ Directed by Mar S. Torres



In 1963, two great Sampaguita talents, Lolita Rodriguez and Marlene Dauden and drama king Eddie Rodriguez starred in Sapagka’t Kami’y Tao Lamang, the movie that turned out to be a sensational and phenomenal hit. The movie garnered the year’s top FAMAS awards--- Best Actor for Eddie Rodriguez; Best Supporting Actress for Marlene Dauden; Best Director for Armando De Guzman. It started the series of the so-called love triangle movies featuring the three dramatic icons in Philippine movies.

Ms. Dauden was memorable in such dramas as Anino ni Bathala (1958) and Kamandag (1959). In both films, Marlene won the FAMAS best supporting actress trophies. She was also awarded the FAMAS Best Actress awards twice: Sa Bawa’t Pintig ng Puso (1964) and Kapag Puso’y Sinugatan (1967).Lolita, on the other hand, was also a FAMAS Best Actress awardee twice: Gilda (1956) and Tinimbang Ka’t Nguni’t Kulang (1974).
Eddie was one of the greatest dramatic actors of Philippines movies and starred in such classics as Kundiman ng Lahi (1959) and Malvarosa (1959).
Together, the troika of Eddie, Lolita and Marlene made their mark in the local movie industry, pooling their talents to come up one hits after another
.

Sapagka't Kami'y Tao Lamang (1963) -
Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and
Eddie Rodriguez/ Directed by Armando De Guzman


Iginuhit sa Buhangin (1965)-
Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and
Eddie Rodriguez
Directed by Armando de Guzman


Hindi Nahahati ang Langit (1965)-
Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and
Eddie Rodriguez with Vilma Santos/
Directed by Lauro Pacheco


Kay Tagal ng Umaga (1965)- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and Eddie Rodriguez/ with Vilma Valera and Vilma Santos/ Directed by Lauro Pacheco

Saan Ka Man Naroroon (1966)- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and
Eddie Rodriguez/ Directed by Lauro Pacheco


Kapag Puso'y Sinugatan (1967)- awarded FAMAS Best Picture- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and Eddie Rodriguez/ Directed by Fely Crisostomo


Sino Ang May Karapatan? (1968)-Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and Eddie Rodriguez with Vilma Santos / Directed by Ding M. De Jesus
Ikaw... (1969)- Stars Lolita Rodriguez, Marlene Dauden and
Eddie Rodriguez/ Directed by Luis Enriquez




"Tubog sa Ginto" (1970)
Lea Productions
Release Date December 25, 1970/ Dalisay
Story Mars Ravelo
Cinematography Steve Perez
Music Doming Valdez
Screenplay and Direction Lino Brocka
Cast Lolita Rodriguez, Hilda Koronel, Jay Ilagan and Eddie Garcia/ Also Starring Luis Gonzales, Marissa Delgado, Mario O'Hara, Veronica Palileo


"Stardoom" (1971)
Lea Productions
Release Date October 8, 1971/ Opera
Story Orlando Nadres
Cinematography Fredy Conde
Music Jose Mari Chan
Screenplay and Direction Lino Brocka
Cast Lolita Rodriguez, Eddie Garcia, Walter Navarro and Hilda Koronel/ Introducing Lotis Key/ Also Starring Caridad Sanchez, Tita Munoz, Mary Walter, Ruben Rustia, Mario O'Hara and Jimmy Morato/ Co-starring Veronica Palileo, Celeste Legaspi, Joonee Gamboa, Glenn Bernardo, Marco Polo, Estrella Kuenzler



"Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Kulang" (1974)


"Lunes, Martes, Miyerkules, Huwebes, Biyernes, Sabado, Linggo" (1976)


"Ina, kapatid, Anak" (1979)


"Ina Ka ng Anak Mo" (1979)

"Paradise Inn" (1984)

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 165: ROGELIO DE LA ROSA AND SIGRID GURIE IN "SWORD OF THE AVENGER" (1948)


"Sword of the Avenger" (1948)
Eagle Lion Films
Released thru Trans-Pacific Films
Release Date November 26- December 10, 1948/ Life
Cast Rogelio de la Rosa, Sigrid Gurie/ Also Starring Ralph Morgan, Duncan Renaldo, Leonard Strong, David Leonard

Monday, November 28, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 164: VIDA FLORANTE, LEILA MORENA, ROSA ROSAL, PILAR PADILLA, FERNANDO ROYO, BIMBO DANAO IN "APAT NA DALANGIN" (1948)


"Apat na Dalangin" (1948)
Nolasco Bros. Pictures
A Luis F. Nolasco Production
Release Date November 26- December 13, 1948/ Center
Direction Carlos Vander Tolosa
Cast Vida Florante, Leila Morena, Rosa Rosal, Pilar Padilla, Fernando Royo (in his first starring role), Bimbo Danao

Sunday, November 27, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 163: JOSE PADILLA, JR., LILIA DIZON, ARMANDO GOYENA IN "KAAWAY NG BABAE" (1948)


"Kaaway ng Babae" (1948)
LVN Pictures
Release Date November 20-29, 1948/ Dalisay
Story and Direction Nemesio E. Caravana
Cast Jose Padilla, Jr., Lilia Dizon, Armando Goyena, Alfonso carvajal, Bayani Casimiro, Luis San Juan, Armando Canseco
More on the movie, click here

Saturday, November 26, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 162: ARSENIA FRANCISCO, JAIME DE LA ROSA, RINO BERMUDEZ IN "HAMAK NA DAKILA" (1948)


"Hamak na Dakila" (1948)
Premiere Productions
Release Date October 11- 20, 1948/ Dalisay
Serialized in Sinagtala Magazine
Based on the novel, "Intsik na Beho" written by Narciso S. Asistio
Photography Arsenio Dona
Asst. Director Cesar Gallardo
Direction Paquito Bolero
Cast Arsenia Francisco, Jaime de le Rosa, Rino Bermudez/ Also Starring Virginia Montes, Rolando Liwanag, Lopito, Lily Mariflor, Amelita Sol, Aurora Dizon, Cesar Gallardo, Pedro Faustino, E. Gonzales, Al Johnson, Terry Gonzales, Sese Trinidad

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 161: EDDIE INFANTE (IN THE TITLE ROLE), LILIA DIZON, BEN RUBIO IN "MAESTRO PAJARILLOS" (1948)


"Maestro Pajarillos" (1948)
Estrella & Co.
Release Date May 25- 30, 1948/ Center
Direction Eddie Infante
Cast Eddie Infante (in the title role), Lilia Dizon, Ben Rubio, Quiel Segovia, Rosa Aguirre, Lopito, Pacita del Rio, Hanasan

Friday, November 25, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 160: JOSE PADILLA, JR., LILIA DIZON, ANITA LINDA, WITH FERNANDO ROYO, LOPITO, TOLINDOY IN "PERFIDIA (KATAKSILAN)" (1948)


"Perfidia (Kataksilan)" (1948)
Premiere Productions
Release Date March 11- 24, 1948/ Dalisay
Story Pedrito Reyes
Photography Ricardo Marcelino
Sound Demetrio Santos
Music Santiago Suarez
In Charge of Production Atty. Ricardo S. Balatbat
Asst. Director Candido Manahan
Overall Supervision Dr. Generoso Santiago
Direction Ramon A. Estella
Cast Jose Padilla, Jr., Lilia Dizon, Anita Linda/ Also Starring Fernando Royo, Lopito, Tolindoy, Nancy Darling, Frankie Gordon, Fely Cuevas, Marcial Glorioso, Guillermo Carls, Vidal Escudal, Arsenio Trillano/ Introducing Alfonso Reyes, Luis San Juan

Thursday, November 24, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 159: TITA DURAN, FRED MONTILLA, MARIA CRISTINA IN "PAMANA NG TULISAN" (1948)


"Pamana ng Tulisan" (1948)
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date February 24- March 11, 1948/ Center
Serialized in Liwayway Magazine
Story Susana C. de Guzman
Photography Cesar Silos
Music Constancio de Guzman
Screenplay and Direction Octavio Silos
Cast Tita Duran, Fred Montilla, Maria Cristina/ Also Starring Rose Lorenzana, Teresita Martinez, Pedro Faustino/ Co-starring Rafael Jimenez, Raul Tito Villeza, Africa de la Rosa, Miguel Lopez, Mariano Nuke

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 158: LEOPOLDO SALCEDO, BIMBO DANAO, BEN PEREZ, BEN RUBIO, GIL DE LEON, FERNANDO ROYO, DON DANON, WITH ROSA AGUIRRE, ALMA BELLA IN "SIETE DOLORES (ANG PITONG ANAK)" (1948)


"Siete Dolores (Ang Pitong Anak)" (1948)
Nolasco Bros, Pictures
Release Date February 19- March 21, 1948/ Boulevard
Photography Pedro R. Santos
Sound Tommy R. Santos
Direction Carlos Vander Tolosa
Cast Leopoldo Salcedo, Bimbo Danao, Ben Perez, Ben Rubio, Gil de Leon, Fernando Royo, Don Danon/ Also Starring Rosa Aguirre, Alma Bella/ Featuring Quiel Segovia/ Introducing Leila Morena


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 157: PARALUMAN, OSCAR MORENO, LILLIAN LEONARDO IN "AMAPOLA" (1948)


"Amapola" (1948)
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date January 28- February 11, 1948/ Center
Photography Ceasar Silos
Music Constancio de Guzman
Story A. R. Laudico, A. E. Litiatco
Direction Tor Villano
Cast Paraluman, Oscar Moreno, Lillian Leonardo/ Also Starring Guia Imperial, Vicente Liwanag/ Co-starring Ernesto Garcia, Paco Zamora, Maria Ballesteros, Candida Valderama, Marcela Garcia, Socorro Cruz



Sinagtala Magazine/ January 29, 1948

Monday, November 21, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 156: FRED MONTILLA AND LINDA ESTRELLA IN "DALAWANG DAMBANA" (1948)


"Dalawang Dambana" (1948)
Sampaguita Pictures, Inc.
Release Date January 16- 27, 1948/ Center
Photography Ceasar Silos
Music Constancio de Guzman
Direction Paquito Bolero
Cast Fred Montilla, Linda Estrella/ Also Starring  Pacita del Rio, Roberto Rosales, Fernando Royo

Saturday, November 19, 2016

POST-WAR TAGALOG MOVIES # 155: ESTER MAGALONA, CARLOS PADILLA, REYNALDO DANTE IN "ISANG DAKOT NA BIGAS" (1948)


"Isang Dakot na Bigas" (1948)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date January 14- 30, 1948/ Dalisaay
Story Teodoro Virrey
Photography Arsenio Dona
Sound Demetrio Santos
In charge of Production Atty. Ricardo Balatbat
Overall Supervision Dr. Generoso Santiago
Asst. Director Armando de Guzman
Music and Direction Paquito Bolero
Cast Ester Magalona, Carlos Padilla, Reynaldo Dante/ Also Starring Nati Rubi, Amelita Sol, Rosa Rosal, Dely Atay-Atayan, Vicente Ocampo, Sepo del Rosario, Luz Cahanding, Kasupamg, Totoy Torrente, Oscar Obligacion, Lily Miraflor, Mary Walter

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