FPJ-Saxon star­rer: Ta­ga­log, English ver­sions show­ing si­mul­ta­ne­ously

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In Fe­bru­ary 1965, the Fer­nando Poe Jr. and John Saxon star­rer, Only the Brave Know Hell and its Ta­ga­log version, Hang­gang May Kal­a­ban, were show­ing si­mul­ta­ne­ously in down­town Manila. The English version at Pod­mon along then Az­car­raga Av­enue (now Recto) and the Ta­ga­log version at nearby Cen­ter on Que­zon Boule­vard.

The Poe-Saxon movie was billed “The big­gest war pic­ture ever filmed in the Philip­pines,” meant for world release. Need­less to say, it was a block­buster. Lead­ing lady was Bron­wyn FitzSimons, the daugh­ter of Hol­ly­wood ac­tress Mau­reen O’Hara. A joint Philip­pine-Amer­i­can pro­duc­tion, Only the Brave Know Hell was di­rected by Ed­die Romero. Costars: Robert Arevalo, Mike Par­sons, Vic Diaz and Vic Si­layan. In­tro­duc­ing Kristina Scott.

An­other Philip­pine-Amer­i­can pro­duc­tion FPJ top­billed with Jock Ma­honey was Walls of Hell. — RKC

FPJ in a scene from the war movie

FPJ, John Saxon, Bron­wyn FitzSimons and Kristina Scott pose with costars and staff at the last shoot­ing day.

…with Miss FitzSimons

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