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Top actors of the ’30s and ’40s

Top actors of the ’30s and ’40s

Readers note that Highspeed writes mostly about movie queens, “neglecting” their partners. Agree. Very well then, Highspeed will concentrate on actors this week. Let’s start with the top actors of the ‘30s and ‘40s.

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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Why Isko Moreno retains Domagoso

He’s often asked: why retain the Francisco Domagoso name when he’s popularly known simply as “Isko Moreno” as actor and public servant. With a lump in his throat the former Manila councilor, incumbent vice mayor, and senatorial candidate replies, “In honor of my father. Sure we were poor, but he was a good father. As an only child, my father did his best to provide for me and my mother.”

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