Filmography: Ang Kundoktora (1972)

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Basic Information: Direction: Romy Suzara; Cast: Vilma Santos, Jay Ilagan, Beth Manlongat, Ruben Tizon, Pepot, Greg Lozano, Chanda Romero, Richard La Torre and Patria Plata; Productin Co: Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions; Release Date: September 14, 1972

Plot Description: No Available Data

Film Achievement: No Available Data

Film Review: “…Buses have been part of our landscape for so long, these have been used as backdrop or even as setting in some movies and on television. In “Ang Konduktora,” a young Vilma Santos was put in a bus in a great part of the movie since she plays a feisty conductress there. And in that very exploitative film Isang Gabi sa Buhay ng Isang Babae (with Welsh beauty Helen Morgan in the lead), the story takes place overnight (but with a lot of flashbacks though) inside a province-bound bus. Even in the currently showing “Bikini Open,” a passenger bus plays a very crucial part in the film’s very hilarious ending. Unfortunately “in real life” I’m not entertained by the antics of these buses and their drivers. When I encounter a bus on the road, what I see is the word arrogance spelled out on all sides….” – The Philippine Star, May 21, 2005 (READ MORE)

“…Santos made fourteen films, mostly forgettable musicals. It was also a year where her benefactor started to positioned her as more of a film actress than a singing film star. The results was successful experiments that showcased her comedic ability (Ang Kundoktora), screaming action stunts (Takbo Vilma Dali) and dramatic capability (Dama De Noche). Her followers was delighted when she earned her first acting recognition the next year receiving the FAMAS best actress via Dama De Noche. Most of her films in 1972 were directed by Emmanuel Borlaza however, she was able to do one film with Ishmael Bernal, “Inspiration” with the late Jay Ilagan, one of her regular film partner. According to Bernal, the film wasn’t as successful as what he expected, as the film flopped. Aside from Inspiration, Bernal did two other films, El Vibora (starring Vic Vargas and Boots Anson Roa) and Till Death Do Us Part (starring the young Hilda Koronel and Victor Laurel)…” – RV (READ MORE)

“…Kahit love team na sina Vilma at Bobot Mortiz, ipina-partner pa rin si Vi sa iba’t ibang sikat na male heartthrobs noon.” Jojo mentioned singing sensation Eddie Peregrina (paired with Vi in Mardy and I Do Love You, both shown in 1970), showbiz royalty Jay Ilagan (Inspiration, Remembrance, Ang Konduktora all shown in ‘72, and Sister Stella L in ’84), young actor Paolo Romero (Ikaw Lamang in 1971), and even her rival’s partners, Tirso Cruz III (Dingdong, Give Me Your Love, and Nobody’s Child all in ’73) and Manny de Leon (Teenage Señorita in 1971)…” – Rommel R. Llanes (READ MORE)

“…Handog ng Tagalog Ilang-Ilang Productions,.”destination film with the versatile jet set tandem,” Ang Konduktora (September 14, 1972) nina Vi at Jay Ilagan kasama sina Beth Manlongat, Ruben Tizon, Pepot, Greg Lozano, Chanda Romero at Patria Plata sa direksiyon ni Romy Suzara…” – Alfonso Valencia (READ MORE)

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