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First golden years of PH cinema (1936-1941)

First golden years of PH cinema (1936-1941)

Film historians and authorities, among them the revered Nestor U. Torre, consider 1936 to 1941 the First Golden Years of Philippine Cinema. Yet those years seem to have been forgotten by today’s filmbuffs and cineastes, Perhaps, because many of the films produced during those years are no longer existing, save for three or four.

The revered cinema authority Nestor U. Torre has pointed out that Philippine cinema has four and not only three golden ages. Overlooked by many cineastes is the first golden stage, the ‘30s, which produced many outstanding films, directors, and actors.

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When PH ruled Asian cinema

The ’50s (up to the early ’60s) is called the second Golden Age of Philippine Cinema, the first being the ’30s and the third the ’70s.

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