Sampaguita takes you on a hilarious marriage-go-round in a deliriously different musical-comedy starring the nation's favorite love-team.

Director:

Tony Cayado

Writers:

Joe Reyes (story), Joe Reyes (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gloria Romero ... Gloria
Juancho Gutierrez Juancho Gutierrez ... Juancho
Dolphy ... Dolphy
Panchito Panchito ... Panchito
Bella Flores ... Doña Lilay
Lillian Laing Lillian Laing ... Matsay de Garutay (as Lillian Laing de Leon)
Horacio Morelos Horacio Morelos ... Kiko
Boy Planas Boy Planas ... Junior
Meldy Corrales Meldy Corrales
Pacita Arana Pacita Arana
Nori Dalisay Nori Dalisay
Precy Ortega Precy Ortega
Juvy Cachola Juvy Cachola
Amparo Lucas Amparo Lucas
Maria Victoria Maria Victoria
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Sampaguita takes you on a hilarious marriage-go-round in a deliriously different musical-comedy starring the nation's favorite love-team.

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Country:

Philippines

Language:

Filipino | Tagalog

Release Date:

4 May 1961 (Philippines) See more »

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Sampaguita Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono
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Gloria Romero charms her clumsy way into married life with the dashing Juancho Gutierrez
26 March 2013 | by gstepupSee all my reviews

HANI-HANIMUN (1961) from Sampaguita Pictures is entertaining fluff about the travails of a hapless couple (Gloria Romero, Juancho Gutierrez) who elope and try to keep up house. From the opening credits where dashing Juancho (Gutierrez) buys flowers for Gloria (Romero), and upon his visit to the Immaculate Dormitory for Girls is mobbed by Romero's nosy and mischievous dorm-mates, to the trying-for-domesticated-life slapstick between the lovers, Tony Cayado's direction aims to make us laugh, chuckle, wince, shed tears, and rejoice at the happy ending (a prerequisite for Sampaguita Pictures stock).

Comic relief is amply provided by Dolphy, Panchito, and Bella Flores, while Lillian Laing adds to the already whimsical vignettes of married life. Dolphy and Panchito's scenes as gluttons are simply hilarious -- despite Romero's initial culinary failures.

The lines are blurred between make-believe and real life, because the lead stars act childlike and childishly, just as children would pretend to husband-and-wife in their games. Some of the classic scenes include Romero (only 28 when she made this rom-com, while Gutierrez was 29) trying to learn how to cook, and Dolphy earnestly answering the obstetrician's questions addressed to Romero.

All's well that ends well, and Romero and Gutierrez pick up valuable lessons about marriage, parenthood, responsibility, family ties and friendship. Romero surprised audiences with this change-of-pace role, heretofore playing virtuous maidens and prim-and-proper convent-bred colegialas. That the lead stars married in real life (1960) endeared them to audiences, and their occasional love-team made money (although Romero was really paired cinematically with Luis Gonzales, making some 30 films with him).


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