Vilma Santos is a popular multi-awarded actress and politician in the Philippines. She's known as the "Queen of Philippine Movies," "Queenstar" and "Star for All Seasons." She is currently the Congresswoman of District of Lipa, Batangas (Philippines). This site is mostly about her film career.
Basic Information: Direction: Jose De Villa; Story & Screenplay: Medy Tarnate; Music: Danny Holmsen; Cast: Tirso Cruz III, Vilma Santos, Juvy Cachola, Edgar Salcedo, Jigger Roces, Dely Atay-atayan; Executive Producer: Jose O. Vera; Production Co: Sampaguita Pictures; Released Date: 28 November 1970 (IMDB)
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Film Reviews; “…Pip didn’t return to the movies until he was in his teens and was partnered with Nora Aunor. As a love team they were more popularly known as Guy & Pip and they made several box-office hits. But like most other male stars in love teams, his career dimmed when the partner was launched as a solo act and became an even bigger name — alone. This happened to Edgar Mortiz, who was Vilma Santos’ first screen partner. There was a long lull in Edgar’s career until he joined the group Goin’ Bananas. Today, he is very active in show business as a television director. The fate of Nora’s other screen partner, Manny de Leon, was tragic. Nobody knows what happened to him after their love team was dissolved…” – Butch Francisco (READ MORE)
“…”Are there really illegitimate children?…or illegitimate parents?” Nobody’s Child (November 28, 1970) na prinudyos ng Sampaguita Pictures ay tinampukan nina Vi, Tirso Cruz III, Juvy Cachola, Edgar Salcedo, German Moreno, Dely Atayatayan, Jigger Roces at Romy Lapus sa direksiyon ni Jose de Villa…” – Alfonso Valencia (READ MORE)
Basic Information: Direction: Jose De Villa; Story: Manuel Songco; Screenplay: Chito B. Tapawan; Cast: Luis Gonzales, Edgar Salcedo, Rosa Mia, Zeny Zabala, Vilma Santos, Elizabeth Bankhead, Loretta Marquez, Venchito Galvez, Jose Villafranca, Renato Del Prado, Nenita Navarro; Music: Restie Umali; Produced: VP Pictures; Film poster: Video48
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Film Achievement: Loretta Marquez was given top billing in the 1965 movie, “Morena Martir,” adapted from the popular DZRH radio serial.
Film Review: “…Ipinanganak nga marahil si Ma. Rosa Vilma Tuazon Santos sa show business dahil sa pagitan ng taping ng “Larawan..” ay nagkasunod-sunod na ang kanyang mga pelikula…“Morena Martir” ng VP (Hulyo 20 – Agosto 9, 1965)…ng lumikha ng rekord sa takilya…Makalipas ang mga tatlong buwan, nakatanggap ng maikling sulat si Mama Santos muka lay G. Agra. Naghahanap ang Sampaguita Picutures ng batang babae na gaganap ng mahalagang papel sa “Anak, Ang Iyong Ina!” at isinali ng amain ang pangalan ni Vi. Hindi puwedeng lumiban si Papa Santos sa pinpasukang government office, at ayaw naman nilang mapahiya ang kamag-anak, kaya napilitan si Mama Santos na humingi ng day=off sa opisina (Aguinaldo’s). Pagdating sa studio, wala si G. Agra at nasa location shooting, ngunit totoong naroroon ang pangalan ni Vi, kaya’t pinapasok sila sa tanggapan. Napadaan sa harapan ni Mama Santos si Bella Flores na dala ang script ng “Trudis Liit.” Nagulumihanan si Mama Santos. Binasa niyang muli ang liham ni G. Agra. Mali yata ang napuntahan nila! Akma niyang tatawagin si Vi na noon ay nkikipaglaro sa iba pang mga bata upang yayain na itong umuwi, nang pumasok sina Mommy Vera, Dr. at Mrs. Perez, at Eddie Garcia. At doon nagsimula ang movie career ni Vi na magpahanggang ngayon ay batbat pa rin ng iba’t ibang panunuri, opinyon at konklusiyon…” – Ched P. Gonzales (READ MORE)
“…Loretta Marquez was given top billing in the 1965 movie, “Morena Martir,” adapted from the popular DZRH radio serial…” – Simon Santos (READ MORE)