Ibong Adarna (1941 film)
Ibong Adarna is a 1941 film adaptation of the popular Filipino legend of the Ibong Adarna. Directed by Vicente Salumbides, the movie was a landmark film because it was the first Tagalog movie with color sequences.
The director was also fascinated by the animation of Walt Disney. Hence, he adapted the Hollywood screen magic of the time, known as the coloring book method. Each frame in which the Adarna bird appeaerd was meticulously hand-painted.
- Fred Cortes Jr. ... Principe Juan (as Fred Cortes)
- Mila del Sol ... Princesa Maria
- Manuel Conde
- Cecilio Joaquin
- Ester Magalona
- Ben Rubio
- Directed by: Vicente Salumbides
- Cinematography: Remigio Young, Ray Lacap, and Vicente Salumbides
- Music: Francisco Buencamino, Sr. and Francisco Buencamino, Jr.
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