Isang Produksiyon ni Manny de Leon

Nakasalamuha namin si Manny de Leon habang simple siyang nagdiriwang nd kanyang aarawan kamakailan. Hindi pa rin nagbabago. Siya pa rin ang kanyang usual self na lovable galawgaw, mapagbiro, witty. At kung nagkaroon man siya ng pagbabago, ayon sa among obsrbasyon at natukasan, nakagagalak na ibalitang ang tungkol dito ay may malaking conscious at serious si Manny tungo sa ikasusulong ng kanyang career. Sa ibang salit, nagkaroon siya ng higit na matured outlook sa kanyang buhay. Halimbawa’y ang pahayag niya na kung mabibigyan rin siyang makapagsulat sa mga babasahin o masubukan kaya ang kanyang babasahin sa larangan ng pagsusulat sa iba’t ibang medium. Bukod dito, ang napakagandang plano pa rin ang naipagtapt niya. Gumagawa siya ng kaukulang negosasyon upang makapag-produce ng sariling pelikula na magkakasama-sama sinla nina Tirso Cruz III, Edgar Mortiz, at Eddie Peregrina. “Nilalakad ko ngang magkasama-sama kami nina Pop, Bot at Edong sa isna pelikula” pahayag ni Manny. “Wala naman silang tutol nang makausap ko sila tungkol dito. O course, hindi pa final ang iba pang plano, pero palagay ko’y malaki ang posibilidad na magkaroon ng ng katuparan. Kung sakali’y magiging maganda and resulta ng pelikulang ito. Matutuwa nga ang mga fans pagkat lalo silang makatitiyak na nagkakaisa-isa kami nina Bobot, Eddie at Pip. Na wala sa amin iyang jealousy o ang kung ano mang patalbugan.

Sa palagay ko’y hindi magiging problema sa amin ang billing. As far as I am concerned, magpapaubaya ako. Anu’t anuman, mapag-uusapan nang maganda ang tungkol dito. I have already a story in mind. Tentatively, may pamagat itong “Mga Batang Pinoy” (a Pilipino). Lalabas kami bilang mga magkakapatid. Maaring kapatid ko si Pip at sina Edgar at Eddie nmana ang siya namang magkapatid, or the other way around. “May magandang mensahe ang kasaysayan…of course, masasangkapan ito ng drama, musical, action at comdy. Titingnan ko kung magagawa ito sa pamamagitan ng Zodiac Films. Kundi man, sisikapin ko pa rin mai-push thru ito. At kung tuloy na tuloy na nga ito, hihingi kami ng suggestions mula sa mga fanst at iba pang mga kanauukulan kung sino-sino naman ang binabalak nilang itambal sa amin bilang leading ladies. I hope I’m not being too ambitous. Pero, kung maari ga rin sana’y ako ang makapag-direct nito. I’ve got to think big for the future, di ba? At sana’y huwag kaming pababayaan ng fans namin nina Pip, Bobot, at Eddie. At sa pagtuntong ko ngayon sa aking ika-21 taon, sana’y maging greatest gift sa akin na ma-tuloy at magtagumpay ang pelikulang ito.” – Teen Weekly Magazine, 09 September 1973

Filmography: Cariñosa (1973)

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Basic Information: Directed: Romy Susara; Story: Nestor Torre Jr.; Screenplay: Nestor Torre Jr.; Cast: Vilma Santos, Manny De Leon, Yoyoy Villame, Chanda Romero, Virginia Montes, Patria Plata, Ven Medina, Tito Arevalo, Ruth Farinas, Romeo Miranda, Elizabeth Vaughen, Doming Viray, Romy Luartes, Pons De Guzman, The Bordon Sisters, Greg Lozano, Beth Manlongat, Angelito; Original Music: Tito Arevalo; Cinematography: Benjamin Lobo

Plot Description: No Available Data

Film Achievement: Second Vilma Santos-Manny De Leon film.

Film Review: “…Besides teaming up with Edgar Mortiz during her teen years, Vilma Santos also starred and appeared in many movies opposite other leading men…” – Simon Santos (READ MORE)

“…He became the leading man of Nora Aunor after Tirso Cruz III. Theirs was also a popular tandem. Decades later, when I finally got to talk to Nora during an interview, she revealed that their working relationship wasn’t really all that pleasant. Manny disappeared from the scene when Nora moved on to become a more serious actress. Whatever happened to Manny de Leon? When last heard from — many, many years ago — it was full of speculations and, sadly, those bits of information about him were unpleasant…” – Butch Francisco (READ MORE)

“…Romy Suzara comes back with Tinik. The film, which stars Raymond Bagatsing and Hayden Kho, tells the story of a middle-aged couturier who faces the many problems of being gay, and in the midst of all his struggles, tries to hold on to his own dignity. Romy rose to fame in the early ’70s with movies like Tatlong Mukha ni Rosa Vilma and Cariñosa, both starring Vilma Santos…” – The Philippine Star), 06 September 2013 (READ MORE)

Filmography: Teen-Age Senorita (1971)

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Basic Information: Directed: Jose Pepe Wenceslao; Story, screenplay: Maning Songco; Cast: Vilma Santos, Manny De Leon, Ike Lozada, Joe Alvarez, Yazmin Romero, Ricky Valencia, Chit Morales, Luis Benedicto, Jose Villafranca, Sound Syndicate Combo, Geraldine; Original Music: Pewen

Plot Description: No Available Data

Film Achievement: No Available Data

Film Review: “…Besides teaming up with Edgar Mortiz during her teen years, Vilma Santos also starred and appeared in many movies opposite other leading men…” – Simon Santos (READ MORE)

“…He became the leading man of Nora Aunor after Tirso Cruz III. Theirs was also a popular tandem. Decades later, when I finally got to talk to Nora during an interview, she revealed that their working relationship wasn’t really all that pleasant. Manny disappeared from the scene when Nora moved on to become a more serious actress. Whatever happened to Manny de Leon? When last heard from — many, many years ago — it was full of speculations and, sadly, those bits of information about him were unpleasant…” – Butch Francisco (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)