Tuesday, October 1, 2019

136. Philippine Pre War Movies (1930s-1940s)


Pre War Philippine Movie Flyers - Ala Alang Banal, Lihim ng Kapatid, Alipin ng Alila, Ave Maria
Sa Dating Pugad, Carinosa, Colegiala, Lihim ng Lumang Simbahan, and Alipin ng Palad.
The formative years of Philippine cinema, starting from the 1930s, were a time of discovering the film genre as a new medium of art. Scripts and characterisations in films came from popular theatre and familiar local literature. Nationalistic films were also quite popular, although they were labeled as being too subversive.

At that time, a few film artists and producers deviated from the norms and presented sociopolitical movies. Ironically, the people who helped the film industry develop and flourish were also the same people who suppressed its artistic expression by inhibiting movie themes that would establish radical political views among the Filipinos. Instead, love and reconciliation between members of different classes of people were encouraged as themes. Julian Manansala’s film Patria Amor (Beloved Country) was almost suppressed because of its anti-Spanish sentiments.

Carmen Concha, the first female director in the country, also ventured into filmmaking, and she directed Magkaisang Landas and Yaman ng Mahirap in 1939 under Parlatone, and Pangarap in 1940 under LVN.

Despite fierce competition with Hollywood movies, the Filipino film industry survived and flourished. When the 1930s drew to a close, the Filipino film industry was well established, and local movie stars acquired huge followers.

Source: Wikipedia


Movie Flyers - Sanggumay, Takip Silim, Villa Hermosa, Serenata, Tigre at Mutya ng Silangan
PANGARAP (1940) / Director Carmen Concha / Cast: Angel Esmeralda, Purita Santa Maria, Tita Duran,
Moneng Ilagan, Horacio Morelos, Dining Adao, Benny Mack / LVN Pictures


ALIPIN NG ALILA / Director: Tor Villano /  Cast: Lucita Goyena, Serafin Garcia, Mona Liza / X’OTIC Films

ALIPIN NG PALAD (1938) / Director: Octavio Silos / Cast: Rosario Moreno, Rudy Concepcion, Tita Duran,
Andres Centenera, Nati Rubi, Miguel Anzures, Soledad Aquino /
Sampaguita Pictures

AVE MARIA (1940) / Director: Carlos Padilla / Cast: Arsenio Francisco, Jose Padilla Jr., Naty Bernardo,
Nati Rubi, Angelita Rey, Pacita Del Rio, Billy Vizcarra /  Excelsior Films

CARIÑOSA (1940) / Director: Carlos Padilla Sr. / Cast: Amfaro Karagdag, Leopoldo Salcedo, Tessie Santos,
Manuel Barbeyto, Amelita Sol, Roman Reyes, Rafael Padilla, Nena Luz, Carman Llamas, Digna Amor

Sanggumay Pictures

COLEGIALA (1940) / Director: Eduardo de Castro / Cast: Rogelio de la Rosa, Carmen Rosales, Rita Rica,
Bert LeRoy,Juanita Angeles, Lota Delgado, Gregorio Fernandez, Engracio Ibarra, Bert LeRoy, Precioso Palma,
Octavio Romero, Nardo Vercudia / Sampaguita Films

SA DATING PUGAD (1940) / Director: Carlos Padilla /Cast: Norma Blancaflor, Jose Padilla Jr., Guillermo Carls,
Amfaro Karagdag, Ernesto La Guardia, Carlos Padilla Sr.,Leroy Salvador, Billy Surot Viscarra / Filippine Films

ALAALANG BANAL (1940) / Director: Eduardo De Castro /Cast: Lucita Goyena, Fernando Poe, Amanding Montes,
Jose Troni, Nena Serrano, Martina Jimenez, Junaito Lazaga / X’OTIC Films



Rosa Birhen, Mutya ng Silangan, Pangarap, Minda Mora, Matamis na Kasinungalingan,
Ang Magsasampaguita, Rosalinda, Sa Iyong Kandungan, and Magkapatid



LIHIM NG KAPATID (1940) / Director: Bernie Nolasco / Cast: Pacita Del Rio, Arsenia Francisco, Sylvia Rosales,
Fernando Royo / Excelsior Films

LIHIM NG LUMANG SIMBAHAN (1940) / Director: Tor Villano / Cast: Reynaldo Dante, Tita Duran,
Luningning, Pugo & Togo / X’OTIC Films

ANG MAGSASAMPAGUITA (1939) / Director: Gregorio Fernandez / Cast: Rosa Aguirre, Miguel Anzures,
Narding Anzures, Tita Duran, Carmen Martinez, Corazon Noble, Dina Valle / Sampaguita Pictures

MAGKAPATID (1937) / Director: Fermin Barva / Cast: Alma Bella, Rogelio Dela Rosa, Leopoldo Salcedo,
Tita Sari, Nena Alvarez / Filippine Films

MATAMIS NA KASINUNGALINGAN (1939) / Director: Ramon Estrella /Cast: Pacita Del Rio, Leopoldo Salcedo 
 Filippine Films

MINDA MORA (1929) / Cast: Rosa Del Rosario, Fernando Poe, Gloria Imperial, Vicente Ocampo, Juanita Angeles,
Gregorio Ticman, Vicente Fernandez, / Filippine Films

NANG MAGULO ANG MAYNILA (1937) / Director: Cecilio Joaquin / Star: Rosa Del Rosario, Domingo Principe,
Rita Rica, Juanita Angeles, Antonia Santos, Alipio Silverio, Andres Guevara / Filippine Films


ROSA BIRHEN (1940) / Director: Josefino Cenizal / Cast: Tomasa Alvarez, Bayani Casimiro, Josefino Cenizal,
J. Del Prado, Raymunda Guidote, Dolores Halili,  Lirio Lakindanum, Domingo Principe, Jose Cris Soto,
Nelly Sunico / S.F. Del Monte Pictures

SA IYONG KANDUNGAN (1941) / Director: Guillermo J. Icasiano / Cast: Ely Ramos, Corazon Noble, Tony Arnaldo, 
Teddy Benavidez,  Jose Luz Bernardo, Lillian Leonardo, Engracio Ibarra, Pacita Del Rio, Nardo Vercudia / 
Sampaguita Pictures

SANGGUMAY (1938) / Director: Mar I. Esmeralda / Cast: Angel Esmeralda, Yolanda Marquez, Purita Sta. Maria
Parlatone Hispano Filipino

SERENATA SA NAYON (1941) / Director: Carlos Vander Tolosa / Cast: Rogelio Dela Rosa, Norma Blancaflor,
Florentino Ballecer, Monang Carvajal, Pedro Faustino, Celia Moreno, Pugo & Togo, Ben Rubio / Filippine Films

TAKIP-SILIM (1939) /Director: Don Dano /  Cast: Carmen Rosales, Rogelio de la Rosa, Rosa Aguirre,
Lota Delgado, Gregorio Fernandez,     Precioso Palma, Miguel Anzures, Luna. Jose /
Sampaguita Pictures 

TIGRE, The Human Beast (1938) / Director:  Carlos Vander Tolosa / Cast: Exequiel Segovia, Teddy Buenavides,
Miguel Anzures, Nita Linda / Sampaguita Films

Mabangong Bulaklak, Ang Batang Tulisan, Bayani ng Buhay, Carinosa, Dalisay, Alitaptap, Ay ! Kalisod, and Azucena

ALITAPTAP (1940) / Director: Lamberto Abellana/ Cast: Elsa Oria, Leopoldo Salcedo, Nati Rubi, Jose Luz
Bernardo, Guillermo Carls, Fidel De Castro, Pacita Del Rio, Gregorio Ticman, Pugo & Tugo
Waling-Waling Pictures

ANAK-DALITA (1936) / Director: Mar I. Esmeralda / Cast: Carlito Nepomuceno, Carlos Padilla Sr., Soledad Aquino,
Doris Young, Rosario Moreno /  Parlatone Hispano-Filipino Inc

AY! KALISUD (1938) / Director: Manuel Silos / Cast: Fely Vallejo, Jose R. Iñigo, Miguel Anzures / Filippine Films

AZUCENA/ Director: Tor Villano / Arcenia Francisco, Jose Padilla Jr. Precioso Palma, Victor Sevilla, Rosario Lam, 
Paco Zamora, Bert Leroy, Pugo & Tugo /  Excelsior Pictures

ANG BATANG TULISAN (1938) / Director: Rod Avlas / Cast: Jose Padilla Jr., Alma Bella, Mary Walter,
Corazon Noble, Narding Anzures, Manuel Barbeyto,  Pedro Faustino / Filippine Films

BAYANI NG BUHAY (1941) / Director: Eduardo De Castro / Cast: Fernando Poe, Paraluman, Pedro Faustino,
Mona Lisa, Amanding Montes, Sonia Reyes, X’OTIC Films


DALISAY (1939) / Director: Manuel Silos / Cast: Rogelio de la Rosa, Fely Vallejo, Corazon Noble, Ernesto La Guardia, Nati Rubi, Quiel Segovia / Sampaguita Films

Flores De Mayo, Ikaw Rin, Hating Gabi, Halimaw, Gunita, Huling Habilin, Dugo ang Alipin and Estrellita

DIWA NG AWIT (1940) / Director: Manuel Silos / Cast: Rogelio de la Rosa, Carmen Rosales, Franco Garcia,
Africa de la Rosa, Precioso Palma, Bert LeRoy, Jose Cris Soto / Sampaguita Pictures

DUGO NG ALIPIN (1940) / Director: Tor Villano / Cast: Purita Sta. Maria, Reynaldo Dante, Estela Mari,
Pugo & Togo /
Cervatina Filipina

ESTRELLITA (1940) / Director: Gerardo De Leon / Cast: Rogelio de la Rosa, Corazon Noble, Angel Esmeralda,
Lota Delgado / Sampaguita Pictures

FLORES DE MAYO (1940) / Director: Nick Osmena / Cast: Leopoldo Salcedo, Paraluman, Norma Blancaflor,  
Precioso Palma / Filippine Films

GUNITA (1940) / Director: Manuel Silos / Cast: Rogelio de la Rosa, Corazon Noble, Miguel Anzures,
Narding Anzures, Bert LeRoy, Dely Atay-atayan, Rita Rica, Justina David, Lota Delgado, Octavio Romero.
Adelina Solano, Manuel Bautista / Sampaguita Pictures

HATING GABI / Director: H. Atienza / Cast: Ely Ramos, Norma Blancaflor / Filippine Films

HULING HABILIN (1940) / Director: Ramon Estella / Cast: Rosa Del Rosario, Elsa Oria, Leopoldo SalcedoFilippine Films

Ang Kamay na Bakal. Panambitan, Kundiman, Paraluman, Magdalena, Pakiusap, Panibugho
Naglahong Dambana and Mariposa


IKAW RIN (1940) /  Director: Octavio Silos / Cast: Elsa Oria, Rudy Concepcion, Pacita Del Rio, Nati Rubi,
Franco Garcia, Carmen Sanchez, Guillermo Carls / Excelsior Pictures Inc.


KUNDIMAN (1941) / Director: Ramon Estella / Cast: Fely Vallejo, Rodolfo Ruiz, Amfaro Karagdag, Franco Garcia, 
Billy Surot Viscarra, Nati Rubi, Guillermo Carls, Ernesto La Guardia,  Joaquin Gavino / Excelsior Pictures, Inc.

MAGDALENA / Director: Mike Velarde Jr. / Cast: Yolanda Marquez, Leopoldo Salcedo, Ernesto La Gurdia,
Nati Rubi / Filippine Films

MARIPOSA (1941) Director: Manuel Silos  / Cast: Monang Carvajal, Violeta Del Campo, Pacita Del Rio,
Sano Tulia / Sampaguita Pictures

NAGLAHONG DAMBANA (1939) / Director: Guillermo Icasiano / Cast: Rosa Del Rosario, Jose Padilla Jr.,
Naty Bernanrdo, Lilian Velez / Filippine Films

PAKIUSAP (1940) / Director: Octavio Silos / Cast: Rosario Moreno, Rudy Concepcion, Franco Garcia,
Pedro Faustino, Sylvia Rosales, Naty Bernardo, Joaquin Gavino, Elsa Oria,Nati Rubi,
Billy Surot Viscarra / Excelsior Pictures, Inc.

PANAMBITAN (1941) / Director: Gerardo de Leon / Cast: Rogelio de la Rosa, Carmen Rosales,
Tita Duran, Jaime Castellvi, Conrado Conde, Bert LeRoy, Precioso Palma, Bert LeRoy, Rita Rica,
Amelita Sol, Jose Cris Soto,Patring Gomez / Sampaguita Pictures 

PANIBUGHO (1941) / Director: Lorenzo P. Tuells / Cast: Corazon Noble, Jose Padilla Jr., Pacita Del Rio,
Monang Carvajal, Precioso Palma, Jose Cris Soto, Amelita Sol, Rita Rica, Vitang Escobar / Sampaguita Pictures


ANG KAMAY NA BAKAL (1938) / Director: Ernesto C. Lopez  / Cast: Jose Padilla Jr., Lilia Vizconde,
Andres Guevara, Patria Rosal, Salvador Zaragoza, Miguel Anzures, Juanita Angeles, Guillermo Carls,
Ben de Luna / Filippine Films



Pasalubong, Tunay na Ina, Puso ng Isang Filipina, Senorita, Sanga Sangang Dila, Pusong Dakila, Secreto De Confesion
Hacendera, Mga Pusong Dakila, Tianak, and Susi ng Kalangitan




PASALUBONG / Director: Nick Osmena / Cast: Fernando Royo, Sylvia Rosales, Tessie Santos, Nati Rubi, Nena Luz,
Fidel De Castro, Paco Zamora, Vicente Ocampo, Exequiel Segovia, Pedro Faustino, Pilar Zaragoza / Filippine Films

PATAWAD (1940) / Director: Tor Villano / Cast: Reynaldo Dante, Pacita Del Rio, Pugo & Togo, Purita Sta. Maria
Sampaguita Pictures

SANGA-SANGANG DILA (1937) / Director: Fermin Barva / Cast: Nela Alvarez, Ben Rubio, Maria Clara Ruiz
Filippine Films

SENORITA / Director: Gregorio Fernandez / Cast: Carmen Rosales, Rogelio Dela Rosa, Jaime Castellvi,
Gregorio Fernandez, Miguel Anzures, Rita Rica, Roberto Rosales, Maria Roberto, Nardo Vercudia,
Engracio Ibarra / Sampaguita Films

SUSI NG KALANGITAN (1937) / Director: Carlos Padilla Sr./ Cast: Josefino Cenizal, Gilda Gales, Yolanda Marquez 
 Parlatone Hispano-Filipino Inc


TUNAY NA INA (1939) / Director: Octavio Silos / Cast: Rosario Moreno, Rudy Concepcion, Tita Duran,
Quiel Segovia, Nati Rubi, Precioso Palma, Naty Bernardo, Joaquin Gavino, Mercedes de Gavino
Excelsior Pictures, Inc. 

PARALUMAN (1941) / Director: Tor Villano / Cast: Fernando Poe, Paraluman, Mona Lisa, Amanding Montes,
Salvador Zaragoza, Manuel Eloriaga, Tessie Quintana, Jose Troni, Lina Rosales, Martima Jimenez,
Juanito Lazaga / X’OTIC Films