Posts Tagged ‘Edna Luna’

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

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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.