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Gerardo de Leon’s ‘Philippine Army or Navy Story’ [?] in “Apat na Bandila”

September 13, 2014

This is an omnibus film with Gerardo de Leon’s name on the press kit cover, yet with Director Artemio Tecson’s name written on the credit list instead of Mr. Gerry at the back of the same 8-page kit. Just included for record purposes. The story behind it must be an interesting!! Sino kaya nakakaalam tungkol dito? Sino ba talaga sa kanila? Pa-share naman!

Happy Birthday to Manong Gerry wherever you are!

Today, his Centennial Year ends with the showing of “Pedro Penduko”(1954/Premiere Productions) at 4pm. The film is based on the novel serialized in Liwayway magazine by the new National Artist Francisco V. Coching. The adventure drama film stars Edna Luna, Ramon D’Salva, Ruben Rustia (who won FAMAS best supporting actor for this film), Lito Anzures, Purita Alma, Nina Morales, and Renato Robles. Pedro Penduko will be presented by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and the Society of Filipino Film Archivists (SOFIA).

Venue: Tanghalang Manuel Conde (CCP Dream Theater), Cultural Center of the Philippines organized by SOFIA, NCCA and the CCP.

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Gerardo de Leon’s “Shirley, My Darling”

September 13, 2014

Today marks the end of the Centennial Year of National Artist in Film Gerardo “Gerry” de Leon… as targeted I am posting the remaining materials that I have on Gerry de Leon’s films produced by Premiere Productions. “Shirley, My Darling” was released in 1958 starring then popular tandem Zaldy Zchornack and Shirley Gorospe.

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Gerardo de Leon’s “Bakya Mo Neneng”

September 11, 2014

Celebrating the Centennial Year of National Artist in Film Gerardo “Gerry” de Leon [2013-2014]

A film starred in by Edna Luna and Zaldy Zchornack produced in 1957. A comedy-drama, “Bakya Mo Neneng” was a remake of Premiere Productions’ post-liberation hit of the same title. Bob Soler was first introduced in this movie.

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Edna Luna and Zaldy Zchornack

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Synopsis [continuation]

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[L-R]” Zaldy, Tony de la Moguis, Lopito and Dolly Garcia

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Gerardo de Leon’s “Ako ang Katarungan”

September 9, 2014

Celebrating the Centennial Year of National Artist in Film Gerardo de Leon, 2013-2014  

A film directed by Gerry de Leon in 1962, “Ako ang Katarungan” starred Fernando Poe, Jr., Van de Leon, Lou Salvador Jr., Adorable Liwanag, Oscar Keesee and Paraluman.

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Fernando Poe, Jr and Lou Salvador, Jr.

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Adorable Liwanag

Read re Sine Komiks, which featured then upcoming movie, Ako ang Katarungan. It was “sort of a movie preview or a teaser… to promote movies that time.” http://video48.blogspot.com/2008/08/sine-komiks-ako-ang-katarungan-1962.html

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Gerardo de Leon’s “Aawitan Kita”

September 8, 2014

Celebrating National Artist in Film Gerardo “Gerry” de Leon’s Centennial Year 2013-2014

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Another film by Gerry de Leon

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Eddie Mesa and Rosemarie Gil

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Then Elvis Presley of the Philippines

 

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September Showings_Target Dates

September 7, 2014

Roadshow Sked of my docus:

September 20 – “Silent Odyssey”, Philippine School for the Deaf in celebration of International Deaf Day

September 28 – “Tiga-Isla” [The Islanders of Corregidor] – Aguinaldo Shrine, Kawit, Cavite, in celebration of Tourism Day

September 15[?] – “Alyana — A Study of Autism in the Philippines”, Dasmariñas, Cavite

All are fully subtitled in English.

More notes: Last Thursday, Architect Jaime Silva was interviewed for a docu on Apolinario Mabini

Additional Notes as of Sept. 18: 1] There will be additional showings Sept 19 at PSD; 2] Tiga-Isla showing in Kawit was moved to October; 3] Showing of Alyana finally sked on September 27

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Gerardo de Leon’s “Anak ni Dyesebel”

September 7, 2014

Another fantasy film by National Artist in Film Gerardo “Gerry” de Leon, Dyesebel is a popular mermaid character originally conceived by Mars Ravelo. Up to this time, stories are written using the character. In this film produced in 1964 Eva Montes played as Alona, daughter of Dyesebel. The first to play the role was Edna Luna [1953], followed 20 years later by Vilma Santos (1973), Alma Moreno (1978), Alice Dixson (1990), and Charlene Gonzales (1996). On the television, the iconic mermaid was portrayed by Marian Rivera (2008) and Anne Curtis (2014). [Source: Wikipedia].

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Celebrating the Centennial Year of Gerardo “Gerry” de Leon, 2013-2014.

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