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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sampaguita Pictures

Sampaguita Pictures was a Philippine movie production company that was operational from 1937 to 1992. It was named after the Philippine national flower The company was established by the Vera-Perez family with Bituing Marikit, starring Elsa Oria and Rogelio dela Rosa, as its initial offering. During the '40s and '50s, Sampaguita Pictures was one of the so-called Big Three in the Philippine movie industry, along with LVN Productions and Premiere Productions.

Sampaguita Pictures merged with Vera-Perez Productions in 1971 and produced a string of musicals, mainly those featuring Nora Aunor and Tirso Cruz III. Adjusted for infltion, this tandem's Guy and Pip is regarded as the highest-grossing Filipino movie of all time. Since its closure in 1992, Sampaguita Pictures has been absorbed by Unitel Pictures.

Sampaguita Pictures
Sampaguita Picture's logo as presented in the 1966 movie Iginuhit ng Tadhana

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