John en Marsha(1974 movie)


Director, Script Writer and Story by
Ading Fernando
Prouced by
RVQ Productions
Dolphy, Nida Blanca, Rod Navarro, Dely Atay-atayan, Maricel Soriano, Rolly Quizon; Introducing: Katherine ;Special Participation by: Panchito, Bentot, Babalu, Martin Marfil, Georgie Quizon, Linda Hart, Miniong Alvarez, Teroy De Guzman, Rocco Montalban, Joaquin Fajardo, Er "Canton"Salazar, Matutina, Rossana de Guzman, Max Vera
Music by
Dominic Salustiano
Cinematography by
Manuel Bulotano
Edited by:
Efren Jarlego
Release Date
June 24, 1974
Running time:
approx. 1 hour 55 minutes

In 1974, KBS-TELEVISION 9's John en Marsha movie is the first movie of the John en Marsha movie series. It is from the concept made for television by Ading Fernando. It is for the 9th Manila Film Festival, a 10-day festival of Philippine movies.It stars Dolphy Quizon as John Puruntong, Nida Blanca as Marsha Puruntong, Dely Atay-atayan as Doña Delilah G. Jones, Maricel Soriano as Shirley Puruntong and Rolly Quizon as Rolly Puruntong.

It topped the 1974 Manila Film Festival as it emerged the top grossing film of the 10-day festival.For his portrayal of poor but loving father in John en Marsha, Dolphy was awarded Best Actor. The film also also receives the following awards:"Pinakamalaking Kinitang Pelikula , ika-9 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino sa Maynila", "Pinakamakahulugan na Karosa, ika-9 Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino sa Maynila" and "1st Iloilo Pilipino Film Festival-Golden Salakot Award, July 28 to August 4, 1974". It also receives the Best Comedy Award.

Cast and CrewEdit

  • Dolphy
  • Nida Blanca
  • Rod Navarro
  • Dely Atay-atayan
  • Maricel Soriano
  • Rolly Quizon
  • Katherine
  • Panchito
  • Babalu
  • Martin Marfil
  • Georgie Quizon
  • Tange
  • Rocco Montalban
  • Joaquin Fajardo
  • Er "Canton" Salazar
  • Matutina
  • Rossana de Guzman
  • Max Vera
  • Camera Assistant: Claro Gonzales
  • Make-up Artist: Rita Sol Cruz
  • Song Writer: Hernandez
  • Cinematographer: Manuel Bulotano
  • Editor: Efren Jarlego
  • Music Organizer: Luis Reyes
  • Sound Technician: Ledwig Robibo
  • Sound Assistants: Sebastian Bayson and Ramon Reyes
  • Color by: LVN Studio
  • Special Effects by: Demet Velasquez
  • Promoter: Lita Santos
  • Cartoonist: Tiger
  • Production Assistant: Ankie
  • Bus Driver: Cesar
  • Production Coordinator: Manuel Quizon
  • Music by: Dominic Salustiano
  • Over-all Coordinator: Aurora Q. Salvador
  • Executive Producer: Rodolfo Vera Quizon
  • Director, Script Writer and Story by: Ading Fernando