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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., EDNA LUNA, MIRIAM JURADO, RONALD REMY, ACE YORK IN "ANAK NG BULKAN"(1959)/ KOMIKS SERIAL AND MOVIE ADAPTATION/

A monstrous giant bird soars high across Manila and suburbs in 1959 in Emmanuel Rojas’s Anak ng Bulkan. It caught the attention of the moviegoers because of its awesome display of visual and special effects unprecedented during that time. It’s truly amazing how Rojas was able to capture the needed effects with the limited resources at hand. The movie, set in a remote volcanic island, tells of the friendship between a little boy named Bentoy and a giant bird named Goliat.


Fernando Poe Jr. shared top billing with veteran actress, Edna Luna, but the main stars of the movie was the giant bird and the little boy played by 7-year old Ace York (or Ace Vergel). Veteran character actor Bruno Punzalan in the role of Mang Kanuto, the stepfather of Bentoy was unforgettable who made life miserable for the boy.

Two film clips are uploaded (see below)---



"Anak ng Bulkan"
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date December 23- 30, 1959/ Life
Story Jose Domingo Karasig
Screenplay Jose F. Sibal
Music Tito Arevalo
Direction Emmanuel Rojas
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Edna Luna, Miriam Jurado, Ronald Remy/ Featuring Ace York/ Introducing Elizabeth Rigor/ with Bruno Punzalan, Jose Garcia, Belen Velasco, Felisa Salcedo, Josephine Sancho, Dina Morales, Marieta Sanz, Diana Corral, Maya Navarro, Rosie Acosta



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Literary Song Movie Magazine/ 1959



"Anak ng Bulkan"
Story by Jose Domingo Karasig
Artwork by Dionisio J.Roque
Serialized in Liwayway Magazine


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Courtesy of Premiere Productions

Friday, October 17, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., ZALDY ZSHORNACK, SHIRLEY GOROSPE, LEONOR VERGARA, CAROL VARGA IN "PITONG GATANG" (1959)


"Pitong Gatang" (1959)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date November 11-20, 1959/ Dalisay
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Serialized in Tagalog Klasiks
Screenplay Ruben Rustia and Efren Reyes
Music Tony Maiquez
Direction Efren Reyes
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Zaldy Zshornack, Shirley Gorospe, Leonor Vergara, Carol Varga, Ruben Rustia, Elvira Reyes, Lito Anzures, Levi Celerio, Dely Atay-Atayan, Dadang Ortega


"Pitong Gatang"
Nobela ni Pablo S. Gomez
Guhit ni Fred Carrillo
Inilathala sa Tagalog Klasiks





BERTING LABRA (IN THE TITLE ROLE), TONY SANTOS, YOLANDA GUEVARRA AND AN ARRAY OF BIG STARS IN CAMEO ROLE IN "BIG TIME BERTO" (1959)


"Big Time Berto" (1959)
Larry Santiago Productions, Inc.
Release Date October 16, 1959/ Dalisay
Screenplay Tony Camonte
Story Idea and Music Paquito Toledo
Direction Pablo Santiago
Cast Berting Labra (in the title role), Tony Santos and Yolanda Guevarra/ with Paquito Toledo, Francisco Cruz, Belen Velasco, Dencio Padilla, Blackie Francisco, Bino Garcia, Perla Amansec, Marietta Miranda, Betty Navarro, Rosa Santos/ Featuring Paquito Diaz, Big Ben Trinidad/ Introducing Sylvia Simson/ 
His Victims: Leopoldo Salcedo, Jose Padilla, Jr., Ramon Revilla, Fernando Poe, Jr., Zaldy Zshornack, Joseph Estrada, Ben Perez, Jose Romulo, Ramon D' Salva, Luis San Juan, Oscar Keesee, Nello Nayo, Guillermo Carls, Chiquito, Myrna Delgado, Caorazon Rivas, Myra Crisol, Teresita Mendez, Carol Varga, Cielito Legaspi, Dely Atay-Atayan, Menggay, Elvira Reyes 



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., CORAZON RIVAS, CHIQUITO, TERESITA MENDEZ AND JOSE PADILLA, JR. IN "TOUGH GUY" (1959)/ KOMIKS SERIAL AND MOVIE ADAPTATION


"Tough Guy" (1959)
Larry Santiago Productions, Inc.
Release Date September 30- October 6, 1959/ Center
Story Mario Mijares Lopez
Serialized in Romansa Komiks
Screenplay J.C. Pangilinan
Music Paquito Toledo
Direction Felix Villar
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Corazon Rivas, Chiquito, Teresita Mendez and Jose Padilla, Jr./ with Ramon D' Salva, Elvira Reyes, Boy Sta. Romana, Nello Nayo, Paquito Diaz, Alex de Leon, Yoly Estrada, Blackie Francisco, Joe Caballes, Ponching Adriano, Dencio Padilla, Jesus Lapid, Flor Bien




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"Tough Guy" 
Nobela ni Mario Mijares Lopez
Guhit ni Deo Asis Grepo
Inilathala sa Romansa Komiks




Sunday, October 12, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., EDDIE MESA, ROSEMARIE GIL, CHIQUITO, ROY HAMILTON, CARL PERKINS IN "HAWAIIAN BOY" (1959)


"Hawaiian Boy" (1959)
People's Pictures, Inc.
Release Date August 23, 1959/ Dalisay
Based on a story idea by Efren Reyes
Serialized in Bulaklak Magazine
Screenplay  Cesar Amigo
Music  Tony Maiquez
Direction Cirio H. Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Eddie Mesa, Rosemarie Gil, Chiquito, Roy Hamilton, Carl Perkins/ with Miriam Jurado, Celia Rodriguez, Nello Nayo, Jose Garcia, Lito Anzures















Saturday, October 11, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR. AND MERLE TUAZON IN PABLO S. GOMEZ'S "EVA DRAGON" (1959)/ KOMIKS SERIAL AND MOVIE ADAPTATION


A heartless and fiery Eva Dragon (played by Merle Tuazon) turned an entire hacienda in terror, instilling fear in the hearts of its populace. With gun and whiplash, she makes her ruthlessness felt far and wide until she meets her match in Amador Martinez (Fernando Poe, Jr.), one the her tenants, in whose hands Eva becomes a woman again.


 "Eva Dragon" (1959)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date March 26- April 4, 199/ Dalisay
Story Pablo S. Gomez
Serialized in Tagalog Klasiks
Screenplay Cesar J. Amigo
Music Tony Maiquez
Direction Teodorico C. Santos
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Merle Tauzon, Lopito, Elvira Reyes, Nello Nayo, Boy Francisco, Belen Velasco, Mary Walter/ Guest star Eddie del Mar/ Introducing Marietta Sanz, Rosie Acosta, Diana Corral/ with Miriam Jurado, Francisco Cruz, Dadang Ortega, Lilia Duran, Lita Cristobal, Paquito Diaz, Douglas Dahlen, Tony Bobong, Bob Padilla, Dencio Padilla





Literary Song Movie magzine/ 1959
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"Eva Dragon"
Nobela ni Pablo S. Gomez
Guhit ni Fred Carrillo
Inilathala sa Tagalog Klasiks/ 1958-59


Friday, October 10, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR. IN A DUAL ROLE, ROSEMARIE GIL, MERLE TUAZON IN "DUKE DE BORGOÑA" (1959)

Fernando Poe, Jr played the dual role of a twin in this exciting adventure movie, Duke de Borgoña.


"Duke de Borgoña" (1959)
Premiere Productions, Inc.
Release Date March 16- 25, 1959/ Dalisay
Screenplay Jose F. Sibal
Music Tito Arevalo
Story and Direction Nemesio E. Caravana
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Rosemarie Gil, Merle Tuazon, Elvira Reyes, Nello Nayo, Joe Sison, Celia Rodriguez, Abraham Cruz, Renato Robles, Max Alvarado, Rogelio Moreno, Aida Villegas, Felisa Salcedo, Lilia Duran, Belcy Martinez, Lita Cristobal





Fernando Poe, Jr. and Merle Tuazon with Jess Lapid, Sr. at the back

Disturbed by a four-leaf clover birthmark on one of the twins born to them, King Ricardo and Queen Isabel of Borgoña consult a seer who interprets the mark as a sign that the boy would someday murder his father. The royal couple therefore decides to have the baby slain. But the one assigned to the gruesome task, Minister Alberto, takes pity and leaves the baby in the woods instead, there to be later found by a bandit chieftain, Jose. To continue reading, click image below






Fernando Poe, Jr. wards off opponent in this exciting scene from the movie, "Duke de Borgoña."

Saturday, October 4, 2014

FERNANDO POE, JR., LEONOR VERGARA, CIELITO LEGASPI AND EDDIE MESA IN "ROLLING ROCKERS" (1959)/ KOMIKS SERIAL AND MOVIE ADAPTATION



"Rolling Rockers" (1959)
People's Pictures
Release Date January 25, 1959/ Dalisay
Story Virgilio Redondo
Serialized in Hiwaga Komiks
Screenplay Ceasr J. Amigo
Music Tony Maiquez
Direction Danilo H. Santiago
Cast Fernando Poe, Jr., Eddie Mesa, Leonor Vergara, Cielito Legaspi, Berting Labra, Boy Francisco, Renato Robles, Jose Garcia, Teroy de Guzman, Max Alvarado, Rogelio Moreno, Patricia Henson, Dencio Padilla, Paquito Diaz/ Introducing Miriam Jurado, Douglas Dahlen, Francisco Aquino




Fernando Poe, Jr. and Eddie Mesa played brothers in the 1959 movie, "Rolling Rockers." Froilan (FPJ) and Elmo (Eddie Mesa) were orphaned at an early age and the responsibility of earning a living for both falls on the older Froilan. All of his efforts to get Elmo interested in his law studies are however futile because the younger one’s interest lies in his combo. Meanwhile, Froilan finds himself involved with a gang of hoodlums headed by Monching. He was a victim of the gang himself and in self defense had killed one of them. (to continue reading, see image below)




FPJ and Leonor Vergara

(l-r) FPJ, Teroy de Guzman, Eddie Mesa

The movie was based from the komiks novel by Virgilio and Nestor Redondo, serialized in Tagalog Klasiks.


"Rolling Rockers"
Nobela ni Virgilio Redondo
Guhit ni Nestor Redondo
Inilathala sa Hiwaga Komiks




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