Friday, 16 December 2016

ZÉ TRINDADE's filmography

1947 - O malandro e a granfina

1948 - O cavalo 13
1948 - P'ra lá de boa 
1948 - Fogo na canjica 

1949 - Inocência

1951 - Anjo do lodo
1951 - Aguenta firme, Isidoro 
1951 - Tocaia
1951 - Meu dia chegará 

1952 - O rei do samba

1954 - O rei do movimento 

1955 - Trabalhou bem, Genival
1955 - O primo do cangaceiro

1956 - Tira a mão dai
1956 - Genival é de morte 
1956 - Depois eu conto 

1957 - Treze cadeiras
1957 - Tem boi na linha 
1957 - Rico ri à toa 
1957 - O negócio foi assim 
1957 - Maluco por mulher 
1957 - Garotas e samba 

1958 - O camelô da rua larga 
1958 - Na corda bamba
1958 - O batedor de carteiras 
1958 - Aguenta o rojão 

1959 - Espirito de porco 
1959 - Massagista de madame 
1959 - Mulheres à vista

1960 - Entrei de gaiato 
1960 - Marido de mulher boa - Anacleto, casado com Arminda (Renata Fronzi)

1961 - Viuvo alegre 
1961 - Os 3 cangaceiros (cameo)
1961 - Bom mesmo é carnaval 

3 March 1957 - Carlos Manga's 'Garotas e samba' features Renata Fronzi and Zé Trindade that would be together again in 1960's 'Marido de mulher boa'.
18 August 1957 - Francisco Eichorn's 'Treze cadeiras' (13 chairs) stars Oscarito but Zé Trindade and Renata Fronzi have good parts in it. 
21st August 1957 - Even though 'Tem boi na linha' (There's a cow on the line) was a Ronaldo Lupo's movie Zé Trindade is actually the 'main event'.
12 October 1958 - Maria Vidal gets top billing but  'O camelô da Rua Larga' is surely a Zé Trindade movie... Nancy Wanderley is always a highlight and Zezé Macedo is indispensable as a pure old lady... Maysa sings 'Ouça' (Listen), her greatest hit ever; Nelson Gonçalves sings 'Escultura' (Sculpture), one of his most impressive hits: show-girl Eloina and breathtaking Julie Joy complete the female entertainers.
23 November 1958 - Eurides Ramos' 'Na corda bamba' joins a circus clown, Arrelia and a urban comedian Zé Trindade; comedian Ema D'Avila add a few gags; her brother comedian Walter D'Avila does a musical number; Elizeth Cardoso & Monsueto Menezes do one of the most elaborate musical numbers ever shot by Brazilians. 
21 February 1960 - 'Entrei de gaiato' paired two of the most popular comedians in the country: Zé Trindade who receives top-billing and Dercy Gonçalves who could draw big crowds to the movies and to the theatres where she kept a string of popular plays going on through the years. This is the movie that shows Moacyr Franco singing 'Me dá um dinheiro aí' which is known as the last Carnaval hit ever. Up until 1960, major recording acts recorded especially for the Carnaval period. Some of those recordings would eventually hit Number One in the charts... but gradually through the 1950s these hits were becoming fewer & fewer until 'Me dá um dinheiro aí' went to the top of the pops in early 1960. That was the last Carnaval hit to get to that position. 
29 February 1960 - J.B. Tanko's 'Entrei de gaiato' is Zé Trindade at his peak... Trindade's name comes on top of that of Dercy Gonçalves and that means something.
5 February 1961 -  it is weird to think 'O viúvo alegre' would turn out to be Zé Trindade's last featured film. Actually, 1961 was arguably Brazilian musical-comedy's last year of production. The reasons for its sudden demise are many, like the rising popularity of television among the population... but I would bet on the political scene which was not conducive to anything good. President Janio Quadros renounces his mandate after 8 months in office in August 1961. The military reactionary try to stop Vice-President João Goulart to become the lawful President of the Nation. Then, out of the blue, Brazil becomes a Parliamentary nation... Not even a musical-comedy could tell Brazil's real history... tragi-comedy doesn't come close. 

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

ANKITO filmography

Ankito started as a supporting actor in 1952's 'É fogo na roupa'... less than a year later, in 1953 he was already top-billing in 'Os 3 recrutas' with Colé and José Lewgoy.

1952 - É fogo na roupa

1953 - Os 3 recrutas (15 November 1953)

1954 - Marujo por acaso (25 July 1954)
1954 - Angú de caroço

1955 - O rei do movimento - Aparício (30 May 1955) 
1955 - O grande pintor

1956 - O feijão é nosso - Petrônio Sensorte

1957 - Metido a bacana - Anacleto-Hilario
1957 - O boca de ouro -

1958 - É de chuá - Feb
1958 - De pernas p'ro ar - Benedito
1958 - Quem roubou meu samba - Leogivildo
1958 - ... E o bicho não deu -

1959 - Garota enxuta - Aporanga Popó (12 October 1959)

1960 - Pé na tábua - 
1960 - Vai que é mole
1960 - Sai dessa, recruta
1960 - Pistoleiro bossa nova - Inocêncio - Pistoleiro Misterioso

1961 - Um candango na Velha Cap - Tonico
1961 - Os 3 cangaceiros - Aristides Pelado

1969 - Um sonho de vampiros

'É fogo na roupa' directed by Watson Macedo was Ankito's first film as a leading man.

on the set of 'É fogo na roupa'; from left to right: Raimundo Campesato, Ivon Cury, Geny Macedo, Edgar Brasil & Reginaldo Farias.
15 November 1953 - directed by Eurides Ramos 'Os 3 recrutas' is Ankito's first time top-billing a movie ad sharing this honour with fellow comedian Colé and bad-man José Lewgoy;  Adriano Reis plays the good-looking hero and Myrian Tereza the 'mocinha' (engenue). 
25 July 1954 - Ankito in 'Majuro por acaso' (Seaman by mistake) with Heloísa Helena & Roberto Duval. 
6 February 1955 - Ankito in 'Angú de caroço' with Heloísa Helena, Anilza Leoni & Consuelo Leandro. 
5 June 1955 - Victor Lima's 'O rei do movimento' with Carlos Tovar, Costinha; Angela Maria gives a great performace singing Ivon Cury's 'Escuta' plus 'Francisco Alves' written by Herivelto Martins & David Nasser; Lucio Alves performs 'Valsa de uma cidade' (Ismael Neto-Antonio Maria); Black-Out sings Herivelto Martins' 'Tudo é samba'; Ankito & Stela do 'Escurinha' (A.Passos-Geraldo Pereira); Emilinha Borba does 'Ai vem a Marinha' (Moacyr Silva-Lourival Faissal).
1956 - Ankito em 
25 February 1957 - J.B.Tanko directs Ankito & Grande Otelo in 'Metido a bacana'. Young singer Dora Lopes performs her Carnaval hit 'Maria Navalha'. 

Ankito, Catalano, Francisco Dantas, Wilson Grey, Erik (make-up man) & Alencaster Guimarães.
Heloisa Helena listens to Catalano in 1957's 'O boca de ouro' - a typical Brazilian high-society milieu. 
10 February 1958 - 'É de chuá' is one of my favourite musical comedies... a this point great actress-comedienne Renata Fronzi was almost always included in Ankito & Grande Otelo's flicks. 

7 July 1958 - Victor Lima's 'De pernas p'ro ar' was another box-office winner with Ankito, Grande Otelo, Renata Fronzi, Renato Restier & the usual gang. 
23 November 1958 - '...E o bicho não deu' at Cine Jussara.

11 October 1959 - great musical comedy in which Nelly Martins is 'Garota enxuta' and shares top billing with singer Agnaldo Rayol. With more than the average quantity of musical numbers: Morgana sings 'Conselho'; Agostinho dos Santos accompany himself at the piano and croons 'A ternura que guardo comigo'; Ivon Curi  presents 'Menina chega p'ra lá'; Rinaldo Calheiros sings a samba-canção; old-timer Orlando Silva sings 'Jardineira' while old-style Carnaval old-style is celebrated throughout the flick with old hits like 1914's 'Ô abre alas' performed by Grande Otelo, Vera Regina; Trio Irakitan sing 'Touradas em Madrid' & others; 'Cordão dos puxa-sacos' and 'Eu sou o pirata da perna de pau' are also featured. Nelly & Agnaldo sing 'Pelas estradas do tempo'; old timer Marion sings 'Samba no morro da Mangueira'; Emilinha Borba shows up in a night-gown & sings 'Em meus braços'; 

11 October 1959 - 'Garota enxuta' would premiere on Monday, 12 Oct 1959 at Cine Climax on Rua Espirito Santo, 330 in Alimação. On the Sunday, from 10:00 to 12:00 AM Radio Tupi personality Julio Rosemberg would MC his 'Carrocel dos Bairros' with Angela Maria in person at the stage of the cinema. 

21 February 1960 - Ankito's 14th movie as a top-billing star. Victor Lima's 'Pé na tabua' with Grande Otelo and Renata Fronzi plus Nely Martins, bad-man Carlos Tovar, Radio Nacional crooner Bill Farr, rock'n'roller Carlos Imperial and the King of Rumba Ruy Rey.
15 May 1960 - less than 3 months after 'Pé na tabua' a new Ankito & Grande Otelo flick 'Pistoleiro bossa nova' to cash on in the wave created over the so-called Bossa Nova, the new Brazilian rhythm that would conquer the world in a couple of years. The supporting cast is almost the same of the previous movie: Renata Fronzi, Carlos Tovar... with the inclusion of bad-man Renato Restier, mouse-faced Wilson Grey and the baddest men of all Aurelio Teixeira.
15 April 1961 -