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Preeya Roongrueng

Preeya Roongrueng (1940-1984) - ปรียา รุ่งเรือง

Preeya Roongrueng - ปรียา รุ่งเรือง
Preeya Roongrueng
Preeya Roongrueng has played in more than 50 movies before her death in year 1984 in a car accident. Her most famous role remains "Mae Nak Phra Khanong" (แม่นาคพระโขนง). She often played role as "นางอิจฉา" (stereotypical character who does not hesitate to do bad things to the leading actress including trying to steal her boyfriend before wedding) or as "ดาวโป้" (actress who always played the girl friend of the Mafia boss, the jealous woman, the temptress, the prostitute or the woman who dressed in sexy clothes). Her first movie was "แผ่นดินของใคร". It is a movie about Prasat Khao Phra Wiharn (เขาพระวิหาร), the famous litigious temple at Thai/Khmer border

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ผีตาโบ๋
ผีตาโบ๋

Year: 1981

Thai title: ผีตาโบ๋
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Porjed Kaenpetch,Lor Tok,Sahat Piempongsan,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Preeya Roongrueng,Chosri Misommon

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A fake taxi driver (No taxi meter in 1981 on taxis!) captures a young lady student. His boss, a mysterious and unscrupulous doctor (หมอ) Kampon, takes away her eyes. One of the eyes cannot be used as the fake taxi driver punches her. Da, the doctor’s wife, is blind following a car accident so Kampon needs to find new eyes (ดวงตา). Noi (Naowarat Yooktanun) and Pol,a young couple, are married but have financial difficulties. Pol is looking for a job. The bad servants capture a drunken tramp to steal his eyes. His eyes cannot be used as they are sick (ตายฟรีๆสองคน!). So Kampon shall select next time the donor by himself. Kampon meets Pol and is immediately interested by his eyes. Nang Soi (Preeya Roongrueng), Kampon's servant, is possessed by the two dead spirits (ผีเข้า), i.e. the lady student and the tramp, while walking near their graves. A shaman (หมอผี) is needed. The shaman recommends to put drawing representing religious mystical symbols (ยันต์) and sacred threads (สายสิญจน์) in front of the house to repel ghosts. Kampon's servant comes to take Pol to work. It is a trick to take his eyes to give to his blind wife. The body is thrown away in the same cemetery as the previous bodies (ศพ). Noi has bad premonition about her husband. One of servant Off wishes to help some villagers friends to make love filters so he tells them where to find a fresh dead body, i.e. Pol, to make corpse oil (น้ำมันพราย). Thanks to Pol’s eyes, Da can see again. A shaman (อาจารย์) wakes up Pol's spirit by wishing to get corpse oil (ผีตาโบ๋). It turns to a fiasco. Pol wants his eyes back (เอาลูกตาของกูคืนมา) and wishes to kill Kampon. Noi is worried about her husband and visits Kampon to get news. There is opposition between the modern doctor (นักวิทยาศาสตร์) and the ghost. The doctor has to accept ghost reality and asks help from a traditional shaman called Ket! Pol ghost visits his own house and discusses with his youngest daughter. Only young children are not afraid of ghosts. Pol ghost terrorizes local villagers. Pol appears in Noi's dreams and asks her to remove the sacred items in front of Kampon's house. He is now able inside the house, gets revenge and his eyes back. Shaman Ket cannot help and escapes death as Noi asks Pol ghost to stop his killings. Pol ghost is reduced to ashes and worms as the sunny morning arrives. There is a short funny apparition of legendary comic actor Lor Tok as a guy stealing coconuts at nighttime. As usual in 1980s movies, there is mix of slight horror and comedy with simple Fx effects.

วิญญาณรักแม่นาคพระโขนง
วิญญาณรักแม่นาคพระโขนง

Year: 1978

Thai title: วิญญาณรักแม่นาคพระโขนง
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Preeya Roongrueng

The movie is the second opus of "Mae Nak" (แม่นาค) shot in the same year 1978. Life has finally regained after the first opus and Mak, former Mae Nak's husband, has new interest with one young lady. An old fisherman uncovers the pot made of clay, in which the Buddhist monk kept Mae Nak spirit. It was lying on the bottom of the river. As the fisherman opens it, the spirit is freed to roam again. Mae Nak is looking for her husband and remove roofs from village homes to check inside. Same as many 1970 Thai horror movies, Fx effects are poor. Such movie includes typical repetitive jokes about unaware villagers talking to ghosts and then fleeing when they discover they are talking to real ghosts, or a joke when many men can hide in a water jar and then flee when a ghost is entering also, or comical psychics (หมอผี) unable to chase away ghosts whatever they are Thai, Indian or Chinese. Finally only a Buddhist monk novice can stop Mae Nak. Once again Nak and Mak promise to love each other in next life (ถ้าชาติหน้ามีจริงให้เราไปเกิดใช้ชีวิตรวมกันอีก). Mae Nak movies are famous as more than 15 remakes have been done and Mae Nak story is part of Thai culture but this remake doesn't bring any added value despite the presence of Sombat Methanee.

คฤหาสน์รัก
คฤหาสน์รัก

Year: 1969

Thai title: คฤหาสน์รัก
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Luechai Natnat,Sukon Koewliam,Pipop Pupinyo,Tawan Siriwat,Sithao Petcharoen
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Preeya Roongrueng,Sasithorn Phetrung

Thai movie คฤหาสน์รัก was released in year 1969. It is a 16mm format movie and lasts 2h05mn. Main actor is Luechai Natnat and main actress is Petchara Chaowarat. A Chinese vendor faces ghosts coming to eat at his shop. Even the police faces ghosts when patrolling at night time. Those lengthy comic sequences last more than 40 minutes. Policemen call their boss, Luechai Natnat, to investigate. While entering in a haunted house, Luechai is greeted by a beautiful lady (Sasithorn Phetrung) in Thai traditional dress and then by Petchara Chaowarat. Then Preeya Roongrueng brings drinks. The other policemen discover Preeya is a ghost and her other friend, a vampire. The woman wearing a Thai traditional dress, Sasithorn Phetrung, is also a ghost. While taking a picture, it is discovered that Petchara is also a ghost. Finally Luechai is also aware. The house is fully haunted. Another real Petchara is coming from airport. Policemen including Sukon Koewliam get confused between Petchara 1 and Petchara 2. It is disclosed that Petchara 1 and all house's inhabitants were killed by ruffians. Veteran comic actor Sithao Petcharoen is also playing as spirit house ghost. Petchara 2 is captured by the same ruffians to force her to sign a document but she refuses. Finally Luechai is informed that Petchara 2 is held captured. Police storm the house but ghosts (including Pipop Pupinyo) already took their revenge. During a final duel between Luechai and Tawan Siriwat, Petchara 1 strangles Tawan. All ghosts have to quit this world being called by the king of hell. This small movie features Luechai Natnat as main actor at a time the main popular actors were Mitr Chaibancha, Sombat Methanee and since many years. Horror movies from decade 1960s despite missing FX effects still have a nostalgic feeling of forever gone era.

ลูกแมว
ลูกแมว

Year: 1968

Thai title: ลูกแมว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Adul Dulyarat,Krai Kanchit,Choomporn Theppitak,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Metta Roongrat,Preeya Roongrueng,Kingdao Daranee,Sasithorn Phetrung

Luuk Maew (ลูกแมว) is a movie released in 1968. Only 38mn are left and there is no sound as the movie was in 16mm format. With only part of the movie available and no sound, it is difficult to understand the whole story. Mitr Chaibancha’s mother would like his son to marry Petchara Chaowarat, who is the daughter of Princess Pa, as she is hoping for a dowry to pay her debts. Mitr is not convinced as he doesn’t know Petchara. One ruffian relative (Choomporn Theppitak) of Princess Pa wishes to kill her and Petchara to get the family heritage. Petchara gets shot and falls in the sea. Petchara's nickname is Luk Maew (ลูกแมว), i.e. the name used for the movie title. Petchara gets some help from doctor Adul Dulyarat. As Petchara has disappeared, the mother has already a new plan to marry Mitr to another niece of Princess Pa, i.e. Kingdao (กิ่งดาว ดารณี). While visiting a school, Mitr is hurt by a ball sent by Petchara. They meet for the first time. Mitr brings Petchara back to his home. Petchara shall be the baby-sitter for his disabled niece. In the home there are already Mitr’s mother and her two daughters Metta Roongrat and Preeya Roongrueng. Petchara is not welcomed. A long discussion between Mitr and Adul happens following a checkup of the child. The ruffian relative threatens Metta following a night she was drunk. Petchara recognizes the ruffian who shot her and flees from Mitr’s home. Petchara is kidnapped. Krai Kanchit helps to release Petchara. The grandfather separated with his wife also tries to help the child. Finally the little girl is reunited with her mother Preeya. The director is popular director Phan Kam. Actress ศศิธร เพชรรุ่ง has also a small role.

แสนพยศ
แสนพยศ

Year: 1968

Thai title: แสนพยศ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Daonoi Duangjai,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Lor Tok,Sompong Phonmitr,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naowarat Watchara,Preeya Roongrueng,Sarinthip Siriwan,Mom Chan Phuangwan

Thai movie แสนพยศ was released in year 1968 and features key actors Mitr Chaibancha and Aranya Namwong. Other actors / actresses include Daonoi Duangjai, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Naowarat Watchara, Preeya Roongrueng, Lor Tok, Sukon Koewliam, Sompong Phonmitr and หม่อมชั้น (famous Thai actress from royal lineage and often playing low roles such as domestic helpers…). It was shot at same time as movie Iten – อีแตน (35mm format and year 1968). The movie was lost in Thailand but finally a partial reel was found in year 2013 thanks to a teacher and collector of old items in Songkhla area. A 5mn30s sequence is still available. It is in fact the first movie (16mm format) played by Aranya Namwong after she became Miss Thailand. A group of ladies including Naowarat Watchara are talking together and seem to prepare a plan. Not sure if it is targeted against Aranya? In another sequence Aranya is locked. A mamasan wants to force Aranya to go with a rich customer but she gets slapped. Even ruffians fail to coerce her. Last sequence is showing Mitr and Aranya talking together under a tree. Aranya Namwong played in movie ลมหนาว but only in a short sequence where she sang a song. Later on, she played again with Mitr in อีแตน which is often mistaken as Aranya’s first movie. In Fact Iten (อีแตน) is her movie in 35mm format and แสนพยศ is her first movie in 16mm format! The two movies were probably shot at the same time. The movie poster announces that Mitr meets miss Thailand! A TV serie (ละคร) was done in year 2000.

จ้าวอินทรีย์
จ้าวอินทรีย์

Year: 1968

Thai title: จ้าวอินทรีย์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Adul Dulyarat,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Preeya Roongrueng,Kaenjai Meenakanit

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Insee Daeng is the famous vigilant hero that appears during decade 1960s in Thailand. When Rom wears a red mask, he becomes Insee Daeng. One night, Rom simulates being drunk in a nightclub but Wassana, his girlfriend, is taking care of him. Nobody never thought that Rom, often seen drunk, can be Insee Daeng. They meet influent wealthy man (พ่อเลี้ยง) called Sombun. Following an altercation between Rom and some ruffians, Sombun is found stabbed with a knife featuring a skull pommel. A mysterious organisation signs its crimes with this specific knife. Police inspector Montree and his subordinate Chat are investigating. They are looking for the ruffians and try to catch Saeng, their supposed leader, but he succeeds to flee. At nighttime the mysterious organization also tries to stab the police inspector (สารวัตร) Montree. Chat doesn’t like Insee Daeng but the police inspector Montree admits he is useful for the society (ผิดแต่มีประโยชน์สำหรับสังคม) but his duty is still to catch him. Insee Daeng finds one of the ruffian and follows him to a big house. A mysterious woman is found stabbed there. Chat has a fight there with Insee Daeng but is defeated. Chat believes the murderer is Insee Daeng but mysteriously the body has disappeared. The house is owned by a wealthy man called Thiem. Rom disguises himself as a ruffian named Sing in order to infiltrate the organisation. He found that Thiem is one of the head (นาย) of the ruffians. Sing claims he is coming from the South of Thailand and that he is fleeing the police. Sing accepts to work for Thiem (คนของฉัน). Sing speaks a lot and is not appreciated by other ruffians. A social party is organized. Rom, Wassana and the policemen meet Chamanchai Suk, a powerful businessman. Another businessman is killed during the party. Montree and Chat are captured while trying to catch the killers. Hopefully a mysterious masked heroine frees them on time and gives them the address of a storage place containing heroine. Thiem asks Sing to get back an important letter. He goes there as Insee Daeng and succeeds thanks again to the help of the mysterious masked heroine. Thiem is pleased with Sing and would like him to join (สมาชิก) the mysterious organisation (ชาติชั่ว) called “Dead demon” (ภูตมรณะ). Sing meets Kanda (Preeya Roongrueng), a dangerous beautiful sexy lady working for Thiem. Oh Oh is the big boss but nobody ever saw his face. While visiting ‘Blue Birds’ bar, the two policemen are captured again. Chat shall be drown slowly and Montree’s death shall be disguised as an accidental fall from a building. Hopefully Insee Daeng can help them on time as Sing is now member of the organisation. Finally internal conflicts cause the failure of the organisation. Kanda surrenders to the Police and gives them the address of the hidden lair. The movie ends with various gun fights involving Montree, Chat, Insee Daeng and the ruffians. Oh Oh, who is in fact Chamanchai Suk, is also shot. The mysterious masked heroine is Wassana. The police failed once again to catch Insee Daeng. The movie (Lepso Studio VCD version) has a damaged picture with lack of colors but the Phanmitr DVD version has been remastered so offering a very good quality. It reminds of 1960s decade movies involving mysterious organizations such as James Bond movies with Sean Connery or Fantômas with Jean Marais. There is a very good performance from Mitr Chaibancha as he is playing three roles (Rom, Insee Daeng and Sing). It is a long movie, i.e. around 2h20.

แมวไทย
แมวไทย

Year: 1968

Thai title: แมวไทย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Lor Tok,Adul Dulyarat,Charin Nantanakorn,Adinan Singhiran,Tat Ekathat,Somkuan Krajangsat
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Wassana Chalakorn,Preeya Roongrueng

Thai movie แมวไทย was released in year 1968. Main actors are Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat. Other side actors include Adul Dulyarat, Charin Nantanakorn, Tat Ekathat, Preeya Roongrueng, Wassana Chalakorn, Adinan Singhiran, Lor Tok, Somkuan Krajangsat. It is a spy movie. The movie is lost in Thailand and only a three minutes sequence remains to be seen. It still has a colorful picture. There is a famous sequence with Mitr Chaibancha talking over the phone to Wassana Chalakorn being in a lascivious pose on her bed. The story summary is still available from old Thai movie stars magazine but the available scans are in bad conditions. Rawin is played by Mitr Chaibancha. Rawin is back from overseas and spends his time partying with Ai Kha (Adinan Singhiran) and Ai Kruk (Lor Tok).

พรายพิศวาส
พรายพิศวาส

Year: 1968

Thai title: พรายพิศวาส
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Preeya Roongrueng

One man called Narin and two young women have a car accident. Narin died but his spirit (วิญญาณ) is hanging around. He is in attendance to his own funeral (ยังไม่ตาย!). As he is a spirit, he is able to see that his father has a mistress (เมียน้อย) called Vilai and a son. He can see the family hidden secrets (ลับ). His mother acts as a pawner and seize belongings when people cannot reimburse. He meets an old aunt. She died 20 years ago when giving birth to a daughter. She asked him to help her daughter called Noi who is now in the ghost realms. He also visits the hell (นรก) directed by Yama (พระยม). Adultery is severely punished. Guardians stick them with forks. After checking the book of dead, Narin still has 30 years to live and duties (ภาระ) to do. He is a lawyer. He negotiates advice from Yama regarding Noi as compensation. He is sent back to human world (โลกมนุษย์) during his funeral! A middle age lady called Phayo has debts with Narin's mother. Phayo has a daughter, called Pratheuan, going to university. Narin's mother wants to exchange the debts against a wedding promise with her son. To help Phayo, Narin agrees to do a false fiancee ceremony so that Phayo can get back her debt papers but Pratheuan wishes to really marry with Narin. Narin then contacts uncle Suk, who is a sorcerer (หมอผี). They go into a remote cave to find Noi (Petchara Chaowarat). She is a ghost (ผีดิบ). Narin has to perform specific ceremonies during 7 days and Noi can become human (เป็นคน). He has to wear white clothes, should not touch any woman including his own mother during this period, eat vegetarian (กินเจ) and practice meditation. Pratheuan understands she has a risk to lose Narin so tries to entice him. Narin's mother is also aware that he is dating a ghost so decides to accelerate the wedding date. It shall happen within three days. His father has a brain hemorrhage and before dying asks Narin to help regarding his second family. As the father gives everything to his mistress in the testament (พินัยกรรม), Noi frightens the mistress Vilai so that she agrees to burn it in order to have a more equitable testament. Noi is now a human but Narin cannot marry her as he still fianced with Pratheuang. Uncle Suk gives to Narin a special temporary medicine to eat in order to appear having leprosy. Pratheuan (Preeya Roongrueng) really plays well the bad girl (ดาวยั่ว) smoking cigarette and seeing her own interest by refusing to love and care for Narin when he is disfigured. She asks to withdraw the fiancee promise (ถอดหมั้น). Narin can now happily marry Noi. There are some similarities with movie "ภูตพิศวาส" shot in 1964. Fx special effects are limited to image surimpression to simulate ghost apparition. This is an old 2 hours 30mn long movie with sometimes a decolored image and new soundtrack including Wagner famous ouvertures as many 1960s movies were shot in 16mm without synchronised sound. It is a good mood movie with 1960s Thai movies superstars.

แม่นาคคะนองรัก
แม่นาคคะนองรัก

Year: 1968

Thai title: แม่นาคคะนองรัก
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Choomporn Theppitak,Kokheng
Main actress: Preeya Roongrueng,Kaenjai Meenakanit

Thai movie แม่นาคคะนองรัก was released in year 1968. The movie is lost in Thailand but a mute sequence of 24 minutes with an image very damaged remains to be seen (probably the first reel). Two men come back by boat. Back from Bangkok, Mak (Choomporn Theppitak) meets his wife Nak (Preeya Roongrueng). Mak drinks alcohol until he gets quite drunk and is not able to discern true reality such as seeing a ghost instead of his baby and seeing Nak’s arm getting longer to catch a lemon, which falled from the first floor. The food is spoiled. Before sleeping, Mak wants to hold his child. He still doesn't realise that his wife is a ghost. He finally got concerns and discusses with comic actor Kokheng and other villagers. Actress Preeya Roongrueng has played three times in Mae Nak movies, once in 1959, 1968 and 1978. Movies where Choomporn Theppitak is the main actor are pretty rare. Other actors / actresses are ฤทธี นฤบาล, นุสรา แสงรัตน์, หยาดรุ้ง ระพี.

ลูกชาติเสือ
ลูกชาติเสือ

Year: 1968

Thai title: ลูกชาติเสือ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Neramit

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Adinan Singhiran,Taksin Jampol,Choomporn Theppitak, Lor Tok,Chao Klaewklong,Tawan Siriwat,Sompol Kongsuwan,Pramin Jarujareet
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Metta Roongrat,Somjit Sapsamruey,Preeya Roongrueng

Thai movie ลูกชาติเสือ was released in year 1968. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 27mn remains left to be seen. It is the first reel. As the reel is in 16mm format, the film is in mute state as such format requires live dubbing. It features Mitr Chaibancha as main actor and Petchara Chaowarat as main actress. Director is Neramit. Chao Klaewklong is having issues with ruffians. His wife Somjit Sapsamruey asks him to calm down. During the day he receives an envelope. Ruffians including Adinan Singhiran and Sompol Kongsuwan come back at nighttime when Chao Klaewklong is out. The ruffians kidnap one of his kids. Time passed. The kid has grown up and is played by Mitr Chaibancha. Mitr is a Thai boxer. All those defying Mitr get beaten. The head of ruffians (Pramin Jarujareet) wishes to shoot Mitr but Metta Roongrat interposes herself. Somjit cannot see properly. She is talking to Tawan Siriwat. She dies of heart attack. She gives him a ring before dying. Meanwhile the head of ruffians is attacked but Mitr is here to help. Adinan and the head of ruffians try to steal Lor Tok’s taxi. Then they attack a truck. Metta is harassed at the exit of a nightclub but Mitr is here to help. Choomporn is present also and knocks Mitr. The big head of ruffians wishes to get something so threaten to cut Pramin Jarujareet’s hand. The ruffians (Lor Tok, Adinan, Sompol) kidnap a man similar to Mitr Chaibancha and also Tawan Siriwat. Later on Pramin Jarujareet releases Mitr Chaibancha.

ไฟเสน่หา
ไฟเสน่หา

Year: 1967

Thai title: ไฟเสน่หา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Adinan Singhiran,Ruj Ronnapop,Sukon Koewliam,Sompong Phonmitr,Joomjim Khemlek,Preuhat Boonlong
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Metta Roongrat,Preeya Roongrueng,Kaenjai Meenakanit,Orasa Isarangkul,Chosri Misommon

Thai movie ไฟเสน่หา was released in year 1967. It features Mitr Chaibancha as main actor and Petchara Chaowarat as main actress. This movie is lost in Thailand and only a 13s sequence is left to be seen. During the short sequence Mitr and Petchara are seen on a raft. Veteran actor Adinan Singhiran can also be seen. On the movie poster, 18 Thai stars are announced, i.e. Mitr Chaibancha, Adinan Singhiran, Ruj Ronnapop, Sukon Koewliam, Sompong Phonmitr, Joomjim Khemlek, Preuhat Boonlong (สาหัส บุญหลง), Petchara Chaowarat, Metta Roongrat, Preeya Roongrueng, Kaenjai Meenakanit, Orasa Isarangkul, Chosri Misommon.

ตำหนักแดง
ตำหนักแดง

Year: 1967

Thai title: ตำหนักแดง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Daonoi Duangjai,Sithao Petcharoen,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sukon Koewliam,Man Teeraphol,Tawan Siriwat,Somkuan Krajangsat
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Mom Chan Phuangwan,Preeya Roongrueng,Somjit Sapsamruey,Chadaporn Wachirapranee,Metta Roongrat,Malee Wetpraseri

ตำหนักแดง is a Thai movie released in year 1967. It features famous actors Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat. Other actors are Mom Chan Phuangwan, Daonoi Duangjai, Preeya Roongrueng, Somjit Sapsamruey, Malee Wetpraseri, Chadaporn Wachirapranee, Sithao Petcharoen, Prachuap Ruekyamdee as a policeman, Metta Roongrat, Sukon Koewliam, Man Teeraphol as a ruffian (คนร้าย), Tawan Siriwat. The movie is lost in Thailand but a remaining last extract lasting 13 minutes is still available. There is no movie summary available anymore. The sequence is in 16mm format and it still has a colorful picture. Both Metta and Chadaporn seem to be Man Teeraphol's mistresses. There is a spectacle of children without parents (เด็กกำพร้า). There is a nice dialog sequence between Mitr and Prachuap. It is unfortunately in mute state as 16mm movies require dubbing. Prachuap tries to stop Preeya using a gun to shoot somebody. Metta and Chadaporn end up fighting. It is difficult to understand a movie without the summary and only by watching mute short sequences but it is a chance to see another movie with Mitr and Petchara together.

7 พระกาฬ
7 พระกาฬ

Year: 1967

Thai title: 7 พระกาฬ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Adul Dulyarat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Ruj Ronnapop,Boo Wibunnan,Sukon Koewliam,Adinan Singhiran,Paen Pleumsachai
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Preeya Roongrueng,Kwanta Buapliensri

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Seven convicts (ผู้ต้องหา) are inside a van. Their van has a crash so they can successfully escape. They have all different characters, i. e. Dam Prasakorn (ดามพ์ ดัสกร) a car robber, Tong Bai (ทองใบ) a former traditional folk singer (พระเอกลิเก), Han Meuang Tong (หาญ เมืองทอง), Ai Meut (มืด ธรณี), Khom (คม) a tireless card player, Boonmee (บุญมี) a gunman (มือปืน), Phayak (พยัคฆ์). Police is chasing them so some of them are stealing motorbike, car or horse to flee away. Han Meuang Tong, son of a village headman (กำนันเหิน), is having issues with local mafia leader Saen (พ่อเลี้ยงแสน). Saen accuses Han Meuang to have killed his younger brother ten years ago. He wishes to take revenge and sends ruffians to kill him in his hotel. Paeng - 1960 cliche of small virtue lady featured with a cigarette - is supposed to seduce Han Meuang while Pol shall shoot him. It fails and Pol is captured by police thanks to Han Meuang and Thong Bai. Han Meuang's father is unhappy with his son (เสือร้าย) and wishes to kill him as he is now a convict (โจร). Soi (สร้อย), daughter of Saen, helps to hide Khom in her room and asks her father to recruit him. Sia (เสี่ยมังกร), another local mafia leader involved in illegal sawmills, wishes Han Meuang to join him but Saen's ruffians injure Han Meuang following a trap. Saen’s ruffians terrorize the villagers to find where Han Meuang is hiding. His sister is even kidnapped. Han Meuang needs to fight back (สู้). A mysterious masked leader (นายอนันต์) reunited the seven fugitives (7 พระกาฬ) together and also all Saen / Sia ruffians. He needs them for a secret mission. They need to get a cargo of weapons to be sold illegally. But police is aware and tries to catch them. There is a police spy within the seven guys (มีหนอนบนไส้). A police inspector is captured to find who the spy is. It is Dam Prasakorn (กรมสืบราชการ). The police inspector (สารวัตร) finally succeeds to flee and it is discovered that three of the former fugitives are working for the police. Han Meuang, wishing to help Thailand, helps to release them. Traitors to Thailand (ทรยศขายชาติ) shall be stopped. Many fights and shootings are happening between the four men and the traitors. Police intervenes also. Ruffians are all killed and their leader's helicopter is shot down by Han Meuang. Finally Han Meuang is an undercover soldier (กองทัพ) so he reconciles with his father. There is moralist ending as Tong Bai also surrenders to police and gives back the money left in a suitcase by the ruffians. This movie includes a mix of action and comedy. it features a beautifully restored colorful picture and lasts 2h21mn. It reminds of 1954 “Seven Samurai” Japanese movie or 1960 “The Magnificent Seven” American movie. Another Thai movie named “7 พระกาฬ” was released in 1983.

แมวเหมียว
แมวเหมียว

Year: 1967

Thai title: แมวเหมียว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Daonoi Duangjai,Adul Dulyarat,Sukon Koewliam,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Ruj Ronnapop,Somkuan Krajangsat
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Malee Wetpraseri,Mom Chan Phuangwan,Preeya Roongrueng,Metta Roongrat,Kingdao Daranee,Chadaporn Wachirapranee

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Maew (Petchara Chaowarat) is orphan (เด็กกำพร้า). Beum (Daonoi Duangjai) is her close friend. Doctor Yot Kwan (Adul Dulyarat) wishes to become the father of Maew (อุปกรณ์เลีืยงลูก). The doctor's mother (Malee Wetpraseri) also agrees. The doctor suspects that Maew is his own daughter with another woman called Amon. Mom Chan Phuangwan and Sukon Koewliam are domestic helpers in the doctor's house. They are playing relief comic characters. Preeya Roongrueng (แม่ใหม่) is now married to the doctor. She has a son called Pongsak (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) and a daughter called Pla (Metta Roongrat). Kachen (Mitr Chaibancha), taxi driver being aggressed, is helped by Maew and Beum. Maew and Beum are not welcomed by Pla and her mother. The woman called Amon (Kingdao Daranee) is forced by ruffians. In front of the doctor, Preeya and Pla are polite but behind his back, they try everything to chase Maew and Beum from the house. Doctor Yot Kwan sees Amon in a taxi driven by Kachen. The doctor tries to prevent Amon to be beaten by her pimp called Mek. He gets some help from Kachen, who is then slightly injured. Thanks to his kindness, Kachen is authorized to come to the doctor's house whenever he wishes (ยินดีรันใช้). Pla and her mother continue to be hypocrites (หมั่นไส้ / ตอแหล) in front of the doctor and the grandmother. Saranee (Chadaporn Wachirapranee) uses Sarayut (Ruj Ronnapop) to seduce Pla. Somkuan Krajangsat is a policeman. The mother and daughter try to tease (แกล้ง) Maew by hiding jewelry under her bed. Phi Mek is close friend with Chadaporn. Their plan is to take pictures of Pla and Ruj in compromising situation and ask for money. Amon warns Maew. Amon warns also Pla but it is almost too late for Pla. Luckily Kachen arrives on time as Amon called the police. Kachen is a relative of Somkuan. Finally Amon dies in the arm of Maew as she refused to get any help believing she is bad person (ชั่ว). Preeya and Pla apologise for their behavior. The movie แมวเหมียว lasts 2h07mn.

ลมหนาว
ลมหนาว

Year: 1966

Thai title: ลมหนาว
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sor Asanajinda,Taksin Jampol,Adul Dulyarat,Dokdin Kanyaman,Lor Tok,Charin Nantanakorn,Anucha Ratanaman
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Aranya Namwong,Preeya Roongrueng,Kingdao Daranee,Sarinthip Siriwan

Lom Nao - ลมหนาว (1966) is a lost movie. Only the poster and the movie song are left. Luckily there are still 13 minutes 'behind the scene' sequences in black and white to be seen. Movie director is Phan Kam. It is a movie in which many famous Thai actors and actresses played, i.e. Mitr Chaibancha, Petchara Chaowarat, Aranya Namwong, Sor Asanajinda, Taksin Jampol, Adul Dulyarat, Dokdin Kanyaman, Lor Tok, Preeya Roongrueng, Kingdao Daranee. It was Aranya Namwong’s first movie. She was just awarded during a recent Miss Thailand beauty contest. An orchestra was used for the movie theme sung by Aranya Namwong. 16mm movies used a single camera for the shooting. Various sequences can be seen, i.e. Charin and Lor Tok helping Mitr Chaibancha and Taksin Jampol engaged in a fight with ruffians. Another sequence is involving Petchara Chaowarat wearing a beautiful dress and featuring the movie theme song. It is the dress that can be seen on the movie poster. A sequence of Charin and Aranya Namwong can be seen. Those sequences were recorded in 35mm format so that the original song was together with the movie reel. Other sequences are recorded in 16mm format so requesting a live dubbing. Other sequences feature Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat together on a small boat. A funny sequence with Dokdin Kanyaman singing can also be seen. Worth to notice that in real life Mitr Chaibancha and Kingdao Daranee were married. Petchara Chaowarat and Charin Nantanakorn married later in year 1975.

โนห์รา
โนห์รา

Year: 1966

Thai title: โนห์รา
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Cherd Songsri,Wichit Khunawut,Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Lor Tok
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Preeya Roongrueng,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng

Tiew is a young man performing Nora (รำโนราห์ใต้) dance in Nakhon Sri Thammarat. The Nora is a traditional dance of South Thailand. In South Thai language it is called the "Chatri" (ชาตรี). Tiew is in love with a lady called Pimpa (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng). Pimpa is pregnant with him but her grandmother refuses this love. She drugs Pimpa with a sleep potion in order that a Bangkok lawyer becomes her husband instead of a Nora dance performer. Pimpa wishes to get suicide but her aunt convinces her to tell the truth to Tiew. She doesn't dare and Tiew rejects Pimpa. Pimpa decides to keep the child and gives her child the name "Nora". 18 years passed. Pimpa is only a minor wife (เมียน้อย) and works as a domestic helper to pay for Nora studies. The lawyer's daughter, called Kaekae (Preeya Roongrueng), dislikes Nora (Pissamai Wilaisak) and likes to spread rumours that Nora's mother works as prostitute. Other students mock Nora. Nora and her real father miss each other. Nora sells sweets in school to help her mother. Kanchit (Sombat Methanee) is Kaekae's boyfriend. Kanchit is seeing many girls as he is rich, single and handsome. Nora learns to perform Nora dance. Kanchit gets interest in Nora despite Nora has already a boyfriend called Sompop. Kanchit is fed up with hi-so girls (ร่างกายสวยแต่ใจไม่สวย). Kaekae's mother hires a ruffian to hurt Nora after a performance. He throws some acid on her face. Sompop is not willing to visit Nora anymore due to her ghost (ผี) face. Hopefully Nora succeeds to recover. Kanchit plans to marry Nora. Following Kaekae's mother orders, Nora is kidnaped. Kanchit follows up the kidnapers and the Thai police is giving a hand. Kaekae got punished as being raped instead of Nora and she becomes crazy. The mother is jailed. Tiew still performs Nora but gets no more interest from the public (โนราห์สมัยเก่า - โนราห์สมัยใหม่). Tiew dies on the stage following a lost bullet. Art (ศิลป์) needs to be kept. Nora needs to perform to honour her father's memory. There is a conflict with Nora and Kanchit wedding day. Kanchit cannot change the date and threaten to cancel the wedding. Nora chooses to go to Nakhon Sri Thammarat. The movie highlights cultural aspects, arts protection and conservation. It is a cherished theme by director Cherd Songsri. This movie is Cherd Songsri's first movie and has still an excellent color conservation. As often, Preeya Roongrueng plays the bad girlfriend. It is a typical 1960s movie with leading actor (พระเอก) coming from rich background, leading actress (นางเอก) coming from a poor background, villains (ตัวกง) wishing to hurt Nora, funny comedians supporting the leading actor (ตัวตลก - Lor Tok as Kanchit's driver), bad girls (นางอิจฉา) played by Kaekae and her mother. It mixes action, love, comedy and drama. It was the most successful Thai movie in 1966. This movie has also been adapted as a Thai TV serie (ละคร).

ศึกบางระจัน
ศึกบางระจัน

Year: 1966

Thai title: ศึกบางระจัน
English title: The Battle of Bang Rajan

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Taksin Jampol,Ruj Ronnapop,Adul Dulyarat,Sawin Sawangrat,Preuhat Boonlong,Anucha Ratanaman
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Preeya Roongrueng

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This movie is about Bang Rajan village. This village is located north of Ayutthaya, the old capital of Siam, predecessor state to modern Thailand. The village played a famous role related to its resistance against the Burmese in the war that saw the destruction of Ayutthaya city in 1767. Tap is a Siamese soldier leader. Siamese people have internal conflicts while they are also fighting with Burma (พม่า). Siamese soldiers kidnap two ladies, who are Tap's sister and Tap's fiancee. They are raped. Tap has the difficult task to choose between rescuing his sister and fiancee or leading the villagers far from Burmese soliders. They take refuge inside Bang rajan village. They help and support each other. Siamese from various villages lure a group of Burmese soldiers with the promise of young women and then turn upon them and kill the whole group. This event leads the whole Burmese army to Bang Rajan. Tap, after taking care of the villagers, goes to rescue his sister and fiancee. His fiancee is soiled (ตัวเสีย) so they cannot come back together. Tap forgives to the Siamese men as they promise to take care of the young ladies so they join his group in Bang Rajan. Burmese army starts to assault Bang Rajan. Burmese has guns but Siamese people have only swords. Women are fighting also. It is the duty for men to become soldier and protect the nation. Burmese come with elephants and big guns. Siamese people needs a big gun to fight back Burmese army. Ayutthaya king refuses to give them a big gun as Bang Rajan is a small village only. Ayutthaya people donate utensils for Bang Rajan to mold a big gun but it is fissured during moulding. Siamese are disadvantaged by their lack of firearms. As Burmese do not succeed to enter inside Bang Rajan with their infantry, they build forts surrounding the village. Siamese soldiers cannot destroy the forts built by the Burmese and suffered casualties from infantry assaults upon those forts. One of the Siamese leaders becomes drunk and furious. Upon a water buffalo, he takes a few men and attacked the Burmese. This event remains a forever legend and has been reused on poster of the 2000s Bang Rajan movie. He was killed and his men routed. Tap and his men succeed to neutralize the big gun before it destroys Bang Rajan walls. But they fail when Burmese use weapons similar to Katyusha multiple rocket launchers. Villagers are outnumbered and killed. Bang Rajan villagers and soldiers sacrifice their life for the nation. Tap and his new girlfriend are the only one to survive. They are rescued by future King Taksin, who liberated Siam from Burmese occupation after Ayutthaya fall in 1767. Such movies were very popular during nationalist era of Thailand, i.e. 1960s with communist threat risk and the 2000s folliwing the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis. This movie highlights the sacrifice of villagers not supported by the official administrators. Sombat Methanee got a gold statuette award (รางวัลตุ๊กตาทอง) received from HM the King for his best actor work. In 1966 the government renovated Bang Rachan camp (ค่ายบางระจัน).

จอมมหากาฬทับทิมดำ
จอมมหากาฬทับทิมดำ

Year: 1966

Thai title: จอมมหากาฬทับทิมดำ
English title: 13 days to die

Rating: 3/5
Director: Tae Prakardwutthisan

Main actor: Adinan Singhiran,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Metta Roongrat,Preeya Roongrueng,Mom Chan Phuangwan

Thai movie จอมมหากาฬทับทิมดำ was released in year 1966. This is a Thai German production. On Thai side Tae Prakardwutthisan is the co producer. Other foreign titles used for this movie are "Espionnage à Bangkok pour U-92", "Der Fluch Des Schwarzen Rubin", "The Curse Of The Black Ruby" or "13 days to die". It is a 35mm movie. It seems to be not available in Thailand anymore but luckily still in overseas markets. Choomporn steals a necklace in a museum but gets shot down. Detective Tracy is hired to find back the jewellery by Prince Kula. Prince Kula is continuously blackmailed. The stones are given back to him one by one every day but he needs to pay 3M to avoid death on the last thirteenth day. On the way to museum, Tracy and his assistants (Pongo, Hank) are attacked (Adinan Singhiran). They meet Cheetra (Metta Roongrat), expert in old jewellery. A poisoned butterfly with a microphone is found in the prince room. Preeya, Mr Parkson's girlfriend, is identified as the spy inside Prince Kula's home. Tracy starts to suspect Dr Barrington and Mr Parkson. As it is a 1960s movie, James bond's gadget is used to find car location. The fifth section of the necklace has disappeared since many years. Cheetra brings Tracy to see the Royal Barge procession. This movie offers unique opportunity to see colorful Bangkok fifty years ago as many Thai movies fifty years old are often in bad condition. Old Mrs Mom Chan Phuangwan announces to Tracy that Dr Barrington has been found dead. Cheetra brings Tracy to Surin elephant festival. Prince Kula has to ride an elephant. Mr Parkson kidnaps Cheetra as she is the only to decipher the secret message included in the necklace and leading to an ancient city in the jungle. Mr Parkson is looking for an ancient city (Ayutthaya) where a treasure is supposed to be found. The only treasure is a stock of uranium. Cheetra is in fact the descendant of the prince to whom the necklace belongs to. Following multiple rebondissements Tracy and Cheetra are safe.

ชุมทางหาดใหญ่
ชุมทางหาดใหญ่

Year: 1966

Thai title: ชุมทางหาดใหญ่
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sor Asanajinda,Tawan Siriwat,Ruj Ronnapop,Sukon Koewliam,Choomporn Theppitak,Taksin Jampol,Adul Dulyarat,Tat Ekathat,Somkuan Krajangsat,Chanee Yotchai
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Preeya Roongrueng,Sarinthip Siriwan

Thai movie Chum Hat Jai (ชุมทางหาดใหญ่), directed by Sor Asanajinda in year 1966, is lost in Thailand but luckily a sequence of 1h08mn (three last reels) is still left. It was stored in a museum of a Thai temple in the north of Thailand. Only incomplete summary is available. This movie is a mix of comedy, romance and action. This movie was shot in Songkhla area so showing how this southern city was fifty years ago. As the movie is in 16mm format, it requires live dubbing so the remaining extract is in mute state making it more difficult to understand. Sena Prachan (Mitr Chaibancha) is an army officer. Jing Gang (Petchara Chaowarat) is a fearsome young lady (ไม่กลัวใคร). Sena Prachan is pretending being crazy (อาคารเป็นบ้า) in order to spy Chao Likim's (Tawan Siriwat) activities. Ai Darling (foreign actress) is Chao Likim's daughter. Sena's kisses are able to calm down Ai Darling and also Jing Gang while he is investigating on ruffians. Many other characters are present such as Chanee Yotchai as ruffian, Ruj Ronnapop (Mayong), Sukon Koewliam, Choomporn Theppitak, Taksin Jampol (Bo Bang Rajan), Preeya Roongrueng, Adul Dulyarat (captain). Ai Darling and Jing gang fight over Sena Prachan. Tat (Tat Ekathat) is head of police. Mayong is shot facing seven ruffians. Chao Likim hits his own daughter considered as a traitor (ลูกสาวทรยศ). Sena Prachan helps but is also finally captured. Jing Gang’s parents are Somkuan (Somkuan Krajangsat) and Thanyong (Sarinthip Siriwan). Thanyong gets shot while helping Bo Bang Rajan, who is also an undercover military officer. Sor Asanajinda is also playing. A train is chased by a car and an helicopter through Songkhla region landscape. Somkuan, a repent (ผู้ร้ายที่จะกลับใจ), is forced by Chao Likim to be part of a prisoner exchange deal (แลกตัว) but he is carrying a bomb. The movie ends up with multiple shootings between ruffians and the heroes. Somkuan gets shot by Chao Likim but this latter also gets shot by Jing Gang and Sena Prachan.

เจ้าแม่ตะเคียนทอง
เจ้าแม่ตะเคียนทอง

Year: 1966

Thai title: เจ้าแม่ตะเคียนทอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Lor Tok
Main actress: Sopha Sataporn,Preeya Roongrueng

This movie takes place in 1905. Yod is a slave. His girlfriend is called Khun. The master beats Yod because he finds his new wife with Yod. The master's wife, called Nang Neuan, accuses Yod of trying to seduce her but she is the seductress offering sweets (ขนมหวาน). The daughter, called Kalong, tries to protect Yod and asks for forgiveness. Kalong's father wants his daughter to marry a noble man called Bouleut but she doesn't love him. This is the old traditional Thai way, i.e. marry first, be together and then love will come later. The daughter is not willing. Yod and Khun may have bad sins (กรรม) in their previous life as they cannot have happiness together. They have a promise of forever love in front of a Takhian tree. Nang Neuan sends a ruffian to try to rape Khun but Yod protects her. The ruffian is killed so Yod has to flee. Still wishing to hurt Yod, Nang Peuan suggests that Khun becomes the master's mistress (เมียน้อย). Nang Peuan pays mercenaries to catch Yod. They succeed to overcome him. As the next day is end of slavery in Thailand so the master wants to beat him until death today. Khun accepts to become the master's mistress in order to save Yod's life. Later on Yod rejects Khun and breaks up with her accusing her of being unfaithful (หลายใจ). Disappointed and sad over Yod's reaction, Khun hangs up herself at the Takhian tree. Once Yod understands Khun's body sacrifice to save his life, it is unfortunately too late. Kalong puts money in her hands to spend in the death world. She is buried by Yod under the Takhian tree and is not cremated. Some people hear a woman crying near the Takhian tree. Khun is back as a ghost. Villagers get tricked (โดนผีหลอก) by the ghost. The master decides to cut the Takhian tree but the ghost prevents this to happen. The master decides to use a sorcerer (อาจารย์) to cut the tree. He settles a ceremony to call for the ghost (วิธีเรียกผี) but the ghost chases them away and terrorize the master, who has a serious fever. In almost old Thai horror movies, sorcerers are useless comical characters that always fail to chase ghosts. Kalong decides to call a westerner doctor (หมอฝรั่ง) to cure her father as Thai sorcerers (หมอผี) are useless. Yod works now for the westerner doctor and has been trained to be a doctor also. He cures the master and it is a satisfaction as the slave cures his former master. But the master still hates Yod. Another sorcerer is used but he is a charlatan. He tries to catch a fake spirit (ลงหม้อ). The real ghost chases the fake one. Traditional chase in accelerated motion happens between ghost and humans. This is typical from Thai horror movies from 1960s to 1990s. The master defies Khun but gets strangulated and dies. Nang Peuan decides to kill Kalong to get full heritage but Khun protects Kalong and strangulates Nang Peuan. Bouleut is in fact a bad guy that is already married but wants to marry Kalong because she is coming from a rich family. Love story happens between Kalong and Yod. The ghost Khun is now angry with Kalong accusing her to take away Yod from her. They cannot stay together (คนละโลก). A sorcerer helps to chase the ghost by performing a ceremony (พิธีสะกดวิญญาณ) and neutralizing the tree spirit. This two hours length old movie has a new soundtrack including music from Ennio Morricone. Many 1960s movies were shot in 16mm without synchronised sound. The image is damaged but still fine even if some colors are gone. As many horror movies from 1960s to 1990s, it mixes horror and comedy gags.

ชาติกระทิง
ชาติกระทิง

Year: 1966

Thai title: ชาติกระทิง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Luechai Natnat,Sukon Koewliam,Joomjim Khemlek,Lor Tok,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Sopha Sataporn,Preeya Roongrueng,Kwanta Buapliensri

Chat Krathing (ชาติกระทิง) is a 1966 Thai movie but only 6mn30 are left. Only a trailer is left. The whole movie is lost as it is a 16mm format reel so it was certainly shown until it became unusable. No movie summary is currently available. Only a commercial movie poster is left. This movie features four big stars, i.e. Sombat Methanee, Luechai Natnat, Petchara Chaowarat and Sopha Sataporn. They are together for the first time and for the only time. Some ruffians harass veteran comic Sukon Koewliam. So Petchara Chaowarat protects him by hitting one of the ruffians. On next sequence, the ruffians speed through a village but this time they face Sombat Methanee. Fist fights happen. Romance between two couples Sopha / Luechai and Sombat / Petchara happen. Famous director Phan Kam (พันคำ) is there again. Luechai is part of the fight party. Movies with him are hard to find as his fame period was during 1957-1960, just before Mitr Chaibancha golden period, and then between 1964-1972. Scenario is unknown but certainly good guys (Sombat and Luechai) are fighting against ruffians terrorizing a village. Even veteran actor Chinese Boo Wibunnan can be seen in the short trailer. Actors Joomjim Khemlek, Lor Tok, Preeya Roongrueng, Kwanta Buapliensri are also mentioned in the credits but unfortunately cannot be seen in the short trailer left.

แม่ยอดชีวิต
แม่ยอดชีวิต

Year: 1966

Thai title: แม่ยอดชีวิต
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Tat Ekathat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Choomporn Theppitak,Somkuan Krajangsat,Taksin Jampol
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Somjit Sapsamruey,Malee Wetpraseri,Preeya Roongrueng

Thai movie “Mae Yot Chiwit” (แม่ยอดชีวิต) was released in year 1966 and features main actors Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat. Only a sequence of 20 seconds is left. Other actors are Tat Ekathat, Somjit Sapsamruey, Malee Wetpraseri, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Choomporn Theppitak, Preeya Roongrueng,Somkuan Krajangsat,Taksin Jampol. The director is Sor Asanajinda. It is a lost movie in Thailand. Thanks to a group of former dubbers performing with 16mm movies, an old reel with small parts of lost films was found in year 2013. Mitr Chaibancha is playing a disabled soldier. The left sequence is very short but it is possible to see Mitr, Petchara and a few additional actors. The movie summary is still available thanks to old Thai movies magazines. Mitr and Petchara love each other. Petchara gets pregnant. As a soldier, Mitr needs to go to fight in South Korea. No news from him are received anymore. Petchara gives birth to a daughter. She marries again believing Mitr is dead. Mitr is not dead but he is now a poor soldier disabled with part of his leg lost. Malee Wetpraseri, mother of Petchara, believes he is a dirty beggar and chases him away. It is a sad story. The movie entered Thai oscars competition on that year also. The 20 seconds sequence is the scene with Petchara wearing a red dress, Mitr as a beggar and grandmother Malee trying to chase him away.

วังไพร
วังไพร

Year: 1966

Thai title: วังไพร
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Adinan Singhiran,Preuhat Boonlong,Tat Ekathat,Lor Tok,Adul Dulyarat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Kingdao Daranee,Somjit Sapsamruey,Preeya Roongrueng

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Thai movie วังไพร was released in year 1966 and it lasts 1h45mn. The original movie is certainly longer. It was released under VCD and DVD format by Thai company TripleX owned by former dubber คุณโต๊ะพันธมิตร. Rumours say there is a ghost (ผี) around Wang Prai (วังไพร) domain. Adinan Singhiran tries to prevent hunter Wikrom to go there. Wikrom is bitten by a snake (งูเจ้า) while entering in Wang Prai to find the ghost. Wang Prai is a 2500 rai domain. Kramom (Preuhat Boonlong) and Ekarin (Tat Ekathat) are now enemies (ศัตรูของพ่อ) due to old family stories over the domain possession. Chai (Mitr Chaibancha) is son of Kramom. Lor Tok is Kramon's attendant. Choompu (Kingdao Daranee) is one of Ekarin’s daughter. Somjit Sapsamruey is Ekarin’s wife. Prapayon (Preeya Roongrueng) wishes to marry Chai but this one has more interest in Koi (Petchara Chaowarat), Ekarin's second daughter. Chai's parents don't like Koi. In fact Chai doesn't approve elders’ decision to be enemies. Phi Pong (Adul Dulyarat) is Koi's elder brother but he has disappeared for many years. In fact Pong is hiding in Wang Prai as he is disfigured following a virus caught during war. Chai is helping him and ghosts rumors are only there to frighten anybody to come near Wang Prai. Chai's brother (Prachuap Ruekyamdee), a doctor, comes back to Thailand with a lady called Nathalie and her kid. They are Pong's family. 500 000 baht are needed to cure him. Koi and Chai succeed to find enough money by lying to elders. Pong is finally cured but elders refuse to allow weddings between Chai Phi / Koi and Chai Nong / Choompu. So the youngsters simulate fleeing and hide in Wang Prai. As the grandchild is about to fall from a cliff, the grandfathers help each other and regain friendship. Weddings are authorised. Other actors / actresses are วิน, เปรมชัย, มนัส.

ปลาบู่ทอง
ปลาบู่ทอง

Year: 1965

Thai title: ปลาบู่ทอง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Daonoi Duangjai,Sukon Koewliam,Somkuan Krajangsat
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Preeya Roongrueng,Malee Wetpraseri,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Sulaleewan Suwanthat

Pla Boo Tong (ปลาบู่ทอง) movie with Chaiya Suriyun and Pawana Chanajit was released in year 1965. The movie is lost in Thailand but a short extract was found in year 2013 thanks to a ThaiCine fan. The extract has still a colorful image and is only three minutes left. Other actors are Daonoi Duangjai, Preeya Roongrueng, Sukon Koewliam, Malee Wetpraseri, Somkuan Krajangsat, Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit and Sulaleewan Suwanthat (ป้า สุลาลีวัลย์ สุวรรณทัต) as a witch. The short extract shows a "kuman thong" child, the mother spirit imprisoned in a bird and Chaiya Suriyun and Pawana Chanajit together. Old still pictures of this last sequence can still be found. This story has been played many times through TV series and through movies (1965, 1972 from TV to cinema, 1979 with Lalana Sulawan, 1984 with Suriya, 1994). Certainly there is a need to find a more recent version in order to better understand this three minutes old trailer. In the past, such movies needed four people to perform the dubbing.

ลูกผู้ชายชื่อไอ้แผน
ลูกผู้ชายชื่อไอ้แผน

Year: 1965

Thai title: ลูกผู้ชายชื่อไอ้แผน
English title:

Rating: 2/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Preeya Roongrueng,Boosara Narumit

This old Thai western movie, taking place in Chiang Mai area, has a complete new soundtrack. A man is surprised sleeping in the forest. He is injured by a young lady called Chalong (Petchara Chaowarat) believing he is a thief. Nobody knows his name and why he is coming here. His real name is Pen Moradok (Sombat Methanee). In fact he is sent by central government to neutralize a local mafia head called Salapan. Pen meets many girls, i.e. Chalong, Fong and Peri, owner of a bar who all love him. Pen receives a threat to leave city within 24 hours or face death. Fights happen between Pen and Salapan's ruffians. Peri dies when helping to fight the ruffians. Finally Salapan is captured and Pen wins Chalong's heart. It is a typical 1960s movie where the leading actor seduces many actresses (James Bond syndrome?). This is a very old Thai movie compared to Thai standards. The digitalization has been poorly done. The movie is only 15 fps and some scenes are strangely cut. It should be seen for historical purpose and enjoy the chance to see famous stars Petchara Chaowarat and Sombat Methanee acting. This movie follows the Thai traditional drama precepts with a clown always following the leading actor and the leading lady having a maid of honor.

วีระบุรุษเมืองใต้
วีระบุรุษเมืองใต้

Year: 1965

Thai title: วีระบุรุษเมืองใต้
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Taksin Jampol,Lor Tok,Pramin Jarujareet,Chanee Yotchai,Sithao Petcharoen,Adinan Singhiran
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Kaenjai Meenakanit,Preeya Roongrueng

Thai movie วีระบุรุษเมืองใต้ was released in year 1965. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Petchara Chaowarat as main actress. It is a lost movie in Thailand but a trailer lasting three minutes remains to be seen. Movie director is วิเชียร วีระโชติ. The trailer shows that the movie วีระบุรุษเมืองใต้ was a Western. The sequences show Sombat Methanee, Petchara Chaowarat as a teacher, Taksin Jampol, Lor Tok, Pramin Jarujareet as ruffians leader, some militaries using tanks, Chanee Yotchai, Preeya Roongrueng, shootings, horse rides, songs. Other actors and actresses include วิสูตร, โยธิน, กนกพร.

ถิ่นผู้ดี
ถิ่นผู้ดี

Year: 1965

Thai title: ถิ่นผู้ดี
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sawin Sawangrat,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Preeya Roongrueng,Mom Chan Phuangwan,Yaowaret Nisakorn,Malee Wetpraseri

ถิ่นผู้ดี is a Thai movie released in year 1965. Main actors are Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat. Other actors are Preeya Roongrueng, Mom Chan Phuangwan, Sawin Sawangrat, Yaowaret Nisakorn, Sukon Koewliam. A new actress appears in this movie, i.e. พรทิพย์ภา. It is a lost movie in Thalland except a remaining sequence of 1mn20s left. The short left sequence shows high society people wearing expensive clothes, Mitr discussing with Preeya, Mitr indulging in alcohol. The short sequence still has a colorful image but is mute state as the film is in 16mm format so requesting dubbing.

ราชสีห์กรุง
ราชสีห์กรุง

Year: 1964

Thai title: ราชสีห์กรุง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Ruj Ronnapop,Chana Sriubon,Sompong Phonmitr,Kokheng,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Adul Dulyarat,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Malee Wetpraseri, Kingdao Daranee,Preeya Roongrueng

Thai movie ราชสีห์กรุง was released in year 1964. Main actor is Sombat Methanee and main actress is รสลิน วิลาวัลย์. Other actors and actresses are Ruj Ronnapop, Chana Sriubon, Sompong Phonmitr, Kokheng, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Adul Dulyarat, Malee Wetpraseri, Kingdao Daranee, Preeya Roongrueng, Sukon Koewliam. The movie is lost in Thailand but a 16 minutes sequence remains to be seen (เศษหนัง). As the film is in 16mm format, the sequence is mute as there is no dubbing. Movie director was วิรัช พึ่งสุนทร. Some left sequences show Malee Wetpraseri discussing with Ruj and Kingdao, Sompong Phonmitr wearing a marine suit, Kingdao discussing with her father and mother (Malee). A coin is discovered in a paper. Adul is meeting Ruj for the first time and animosity can be felt. Ruffians are seen on a boat. Ruffians are attacking a house but they get pushed back by inhabitants. Koh heng, Chana Sriubon are having a heated discussion with two other men and a lady in a bar. Misunderstanding and fighting happen. A brawl occurs in the bar. Ruj, Prachuap, Sompong and mariners storm the ruffians’ place. Chana is talking to a lady (รสริน วิลาวัลย์) over the phone and then he is picking her up by car. A sequence is showing a house near the sea and people are having fun in a swimming pool. Adul is seen in discussion with another gentleman. Chana is talking with รสริน วิลาวัลย์. Sombat Methanee, main actor, is unfortunately not seen in any of the remaining sequences. The movie is mixing romance and action. The movie poster was drawn by Piak Poster (เปี๊ยกโปสเตอร์).

ภูตพิศวาส
ภูตพิศวาส

Year: 1964

Thai title: ภูตพิศวาส
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Lor Tok,Sukon Koewliam
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Preeya Roongrueng,Mom Chan Phuangwan,Malee Wetpraseri

The movie name "ภูตพิศวาส" means "ghost love". Three young men students with suitcases are looking for a place to sleep. One of them is called Marut. They stay in a temple but the temple keeper asks them not to open door or windows at night time or go out if somebody calls them. Marut doesn't listen and sees a beautiful lady. In the morning one of the three students is found dead. There is two holes in the arm as if somebody sucked his blood (ผีดิบ). The next night sounds of a lady crying can be heard. Then in the morning the second friend is found dead also. According to the temple keeper, they die because of lying and unfaithful behavior with ladies. The temple keeper is a sorcerer (หมอผี) also. Marut meets Dao (Petchara Chaowarat), who is a ghost. A love story happens between human and ghost. Marut's mother wants to fiance him with a young lady called Buma (Preeya Roongrueng) coming from a rich family. The fiancee Buma is invasive and strongly encourages Marut to kiss her. Marut presents Dao, the ghost, to her mother, who faints when understanding that Dao is a ghost. Lor Tok plays an exorcist master (อาจารย์) again. The grandmother uses him to chase the ghost. Buma supports the idea. Marut wants to bring Dao back to life (เกิดใหม่) but other ghosts try to prevent this. Marut needs to pray every night one hour during 20 days, eat vegetarian (กินเจ), drop blood drops inside the food offered to Dao. Evil ghosts prevent Marut to free Dao but the temple keeper provides support. 20 days have passed. The temple keeper does a ceremony. Dao is now an human (เป็นคน). Issue with Buma arises. Following the kiss, she complains she is soiled (ตัวเสีย) as she wants to accelerate wedding date. The wedding happens but on the night before the wedding Dao becomes Marut's real wife. Buma wants to secure Marut's love by using magic spells so she contacts again the exorcist master. This one provides love filter (น้ำมันพราย). Buma wants to chase Dao. Marut accepts as Buma uses charm filter (ถูกเสน่ห์). Finally as Dao is pregnant with Marut and being already Marut's wife, Buma has to retreat and is finally arrested by police for colluding against Dao. This old movie has an image damaged but still colorful. It also has a new soundtrack as many 1960s movies were shot in 16mm without synchronised sound. It is a pleasure to watch Thai stars Chaiya Suriyun and legendary Petchara Chaowarat. Chaiya Suriyun received a Thai oscar (รางวัลตุ๊กตาทอง) for his best actor performance.

เลือดแค้น
เลือดแค้น

Year: 1964

Thai title: เลือดแค้น
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sompong Phonmitr

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sompong Phonmitr,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Pipop Pupinyo,Tat Ekathat,Tawan Siriwat
Main actress: Boosara Narumit,Somjit Sapsamruey,Preeya Roongrueng

เลือดแค้น is a Thai movie released in year 1964 with Mitr Chaibancha and Boosara Narumit. It is directed by Sompong Phonmitr who is also a famous comic actor and national artist. Other actors include Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Pipop Pupinyo (not yet with a shaved head), Somjit Sapsamruey, ดารายั่ว Preeya Roongrueng, leader of the ruffians played by Tawan Siriwat, Tat Ekathat. The movie was lost in Thailand but finally a partial reel was found in year 2013 thanks to a teacher and collector of old items in Songkhla area. A trailer of 2mn40 is left only but many short sequences showing many fist fightings and shootings in this action movie. The trailer is in bad quality but still watchable. The song advertising for the movie is still available.

งามงอน
งามงอน

Year: 1963

Thai title: งามงอน
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Charin Nantanakorn,Sompong Phonmitr,Preuhat Boonlong
Main actress: Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Sarinthip Siriwan,Mom Chan Phuangwan,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Preeya Roongrueng,Orasa Isarangkul,Chadaporn Wachirapranee

Thai movie งามงอน was released in year 1963. It is a romantic comedy movie. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor and Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng as main actress. The full movie is lost in Thailand but around three film reels are still available (more than 40 minutes). The movie is in 16mm format so it is in mute state as such movie requires live dubbers. No summary is available. This movie was produced by Ratanaporn and directed by her husband. Sombat Methanee’s five first movies were produced by Ratanaporn’s company (รุ้งเพชร - 1961...). In 1963, Sombat had a similar hairstyle as Mitr Chaibancha. Ratanaporn is playing two roles, i.e. two twin sisters. Sombat Methanee and Prachuap Ruekyamdee wish to seduce the two sisters. An evening party (masquerade ball) is organized. Ratanaporn is disguised as an old sorceress (แม่มด). She gives advices to Preeya Roongrueng. Sombat is getting confused between the two sisters at the masquerade ball. Orasa Isarangkul invites Sombat to dance. Prachuap simulates to have a leg injury to have opportunity to talk to Ratanaporn. He is wearing a fake moustache and works a waiter to be able to join the party. Sombat disguises also himself into a waiter to be close to Ratanaporn. Many Thai stars are playing in this movie, i.e. Sombat Methanee, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Charin Nantanakorn, Sompong Phonmitr, Preuhat Boonlong, Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng, Sarinthip Siriwan, Mom Chan Phuangwan, Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit, Preeya Roongrueng, Orasa Isarangkul, Chadaporn Wachirapranee. Chadaporn Wachirapranee is playing the wife of Preuhat Boonlong. 10 Thai feminine stars are present! Finally a romance starts between Sombat and Ratanaporn.

อวสานอินทรีแดง
อวสานอินทรีแดง

Year: 1963

Thai title: อวสานอินทรีแดง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Neramit

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sithao Petcharoen,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Preeya Roongrueng,Yaowaret Nisakorn,Wanna SaengChanThip

Thai movie อวสานอินทรีแดง was released in year 1963. The movie under VCD format lasts 1h38mn. Parts of the movie are missing but it still has a colorful and sharp picture. Insee Daeng (Mitr Chaibancha) always provides useful information to the police inspector (สารวัตร). But one inspector called Chat still wishes to catch him. Tamrong (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) following a stage with Scotland Yard also wishes to capture Insee Daeng (อินทรีแดง). In public life Insee Daeng is Rom (Mitr Chaibancha), a journalist a bit coward and often drunk so that nobody could think both men are the same! Wassana (Petchara Chaowarat) is his journalist girlfriend. Chat is captured by an evil organisation (กลุ่ม Bodam) who tries to bribe him (พวกขายชาติ) but he refuses so gets imprisoned. The main police inspector and Song try to release Chat. Meuan gives the code to enter the house to them through coercion. They get captured also and meet Chomchai (Preeya Roongrueng) imprisoned by Phi Decha. Hopefully Insee Daeng helps them on time. Wassana gives support to Chomchai. Suthee (Yaowaret Nisakorn) is Tamrong’s sister. Tamrong fails to catch Insee Daeng. Meuan gets killed by one hitman from the organisation. As the hitman is caught by police inspector, the organisation also shots him to avoid he reveals any information to the police. Veteran comic actor Sithao Petcharoen as a photographer succeeds to take a picture of Insee Daeng without his mask (ชมหน้าอินทรีย์แดง). Insee Daeng fails to take back the film. Rom tries to get it back from the newspapers but Decha steals it first. Chomchai is captured back by Bodam organisation. Rom fails to get the film back from Decha as he is lying mentioning he is part of Bodam. Bodam now thinks Rom could be Insee Daeng as he is putting so much efforts to get back the film. Insee Daeng finally escapes from the ruffians and Daeng meets miss TinYong (Wanna SaengChanThip) from Hong Kong. She tries to persuade him to join Bodam organisation. Finally Insee Daeng steals the film back from Tamrong following a fist fighting. Tamrong suspects Rom could be Insee Daeng as he has many bruises supposed to be due to a fall in the stairs. Rom simulates a love story with TinYong to enter in Bodam organisation's hidden place. Police is warned also. Wassana frees TinYong seen as traitor, Suthee and Chomchai attached to a pile of dynamite. Once again, Insee Daeng helps Tamrong stuck in difficult situations. Once the ruffians are defeated, the corpse of Insee Daeng is found by Tamrong. Of course, it is only a simulacre put in place by Rom to ensure Tamrong stop looking for him.

ศึก 5 เสือ
ศึก 5 เสือ

Year: 1963

Thai title: ศึก 5 เสือ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Taksin Jampol,Sukon Koewliam,Man Teeraphol,Anucha Ratanaman
Main actress: Preeya Roongrueng,Boosara Narumit,Usa Atcharanimit

Thai movie ศึก 5 เสือ was released in year 1963. It features Chaiya Suriyun as main actor. The movie is lost in Thailand but eleven minutes of various sequences remain to be seen. 4 ladies are featured in this movie, i.e. Preeya Roongrueng, Boosara Narumit, Usa Atcharanimit and อภิญญา วีระขจร. Other actors featuring in this movie are Taksin Jampol, Sukon Koewliam, Man Teeraphol, Anucha Ratanaman as policeman. The movie is in 16mm format so no sound is available as this format requires live dubbing. There is a sequence when Chaiya Suriyun’s character is still a kid. Preeya Roongrueng is then the mother. A man is worried in his home despite being protected by police. Taksin Jampol is shot by the police while he was threatening this man (อาคม มกรานนท์) in his house. Chaiya visits Usa Atcharanimit in her room but gets pushed back. He kidnaps two ladies. Shootings with police happen. One of the lady trying to protect him against the shots but dies in his arms. Chaiya finally dies also following a duel with Man Teeraphol. This is mainly a story of police catching thieves but it involves some police-thief couple. In one case, the father is a policeman and the son is a thief. In another case the father is a thief and the son is a policeman! It can only end sadly... Another version of ศึก 5 เสือ was released in year 1977 with Sombat Methanee.

บางปะกง
บางปะกง

Year: 1961

Thai title: บางปะกง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chana Sriubon,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Boosara Narumit,Preeya Roongrueng,Malee Wetpraseri

Thai movie บางปะกง was released in year 1961. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 35 minutes (two reels) remains to be seen. In the first part of the movie Chana Sriubon and Boosara Narumit are having the main roles and then are playing the parents’ roles in the second part of the movie. New actors as main actor (ชุมพร พงษ์ชมพู) and main actress (แววตา อาษาสุข) are playing in the second part of the movie. A wedding ceremony involving Chana Sriubon and Preeya Roongrueng happens. Chana is not happy to marry her as he was forced by his mother (Malee Wetpraseri). A child is born with Boosara Narumit, Chana’s real love. At nighttime the husband leaves Preeya to find Boosara. Malee Wetpraseri engages a robber to attack Boosara at nighttime but her father (เสน่ห์ โกมารชุน) protects her. But the robber lies so the father and Boosara are finally chased from the home and take refuge in Bang Pakong. Boosara's child is kidnapped per the mother's orders. Boosara has to kill her boss trying to abuse her but ends up in jail. Her father finally dies also. Twenty years have passed. Boosara is released from jail. She is welcome to stay in Win's home. Win (วิน วิษณุรักษ์) is now married to อภิญญา วีระขจร. She finally meets a young lady (แววตา อาษาสุข) having a pendant with a picture of Chana. She understands the young lady is her daughter (ลูกแม่). Her boyfriend (ชุมพร พงษ์ชมพู) is also a soldier similar to Chana's position twenty years ago. She gives her a gift offered by Chana before. When Chana sees this gift, he knows Boosara is still alive. Disappointed by life, Boosara tries to get suicide by jumping from a bridge but she is rescued by Win. She is finally reunited with her daughter. The movie was done by the same producer of movie Mae nak Phra khanong with actress Preeya Roongrueng already.

แม่นาคพระโขนง
แม่นาคพระโขนง

Year: 1959

Thai title: แม่นาคพระโขนง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Lor Tok,Surasit Sattayawong,Kokheng
Main actress: Preeya Roongrueng,Namgneun Boonnak

Every man in the village loves a young lady called Nak. Young men Mak, Tit Man and the local subdistrict headman's son are part of the suitors but Nak loves Mak. Tit Man tries to forget his discomfiture with another lady called Lamchoon but to no avail so he leaves the village. During a temple festival (งานวัด), where Nak was making merit (ทำบุญ), the local subdistrict headman's son (ลูกกำนันเศรษฐี) fights over Nak with Mak. It turns to be a general fight. Mak promises to marry Nak. On the following day a wedding procession takes place. Similar to movie "The old scar" (แผลเก่า), this 1959 version highlights the rural life with fishing in rice fields and buffaloes. The main actor is the strong and muscular สุรสิทธิ์ สัตยวงษ์. When Nak is pregnant (แผลท้อง), Mak is so happy. But he does receive a letter as he has been selected by lottery to be a soldier in Bangkok. Pa is staying with Nak. The local subdistrict headman's son tries his chance again while Mak is away but Tit Man, going back from Bangkok, helps Nak to chase him. In Bangkok, a woman Chomanak tries to seduce Mak but he is faithful to Nak. Nak dies while giving birth. In this "Mae Nak" 1959 version, the part when Nak is still human is much longer (49 mn) than other "Mae Nak" movies focusing on the ghostly part. During funerals, strong wind and dog howlings happen. People are afraid of ghosts. A local master (อาจารย์) called Thong wishes to make magic filters (ยาเสน่ห์) with Nak's corpse oil (น้ำมันพราย) as it has strong power but he gets strangled while trying to get oil by putting a candle under Nak's chin. Nak is back home waiting for Mak. Nak is now a Phi Tai Hong Klom (ผีตายโหงทองกลม), powerful spirit as it is includes the spirit of unborn baby. The local subdistrict headman's son tries his chance again but this time he loses life. Lor Tok plays a dishonest sorcerer master again asking his acolytes to wear fake ghosts clothes but of course real Mae Nak ghost is coming and all flee. Mak is back home. While preparing food for Mak, a lemon falls on below floor. Mak sees Nak's arm streching out to get the lemon. His child has a demon face. The food is only made of salted fish (ปลาร้า). As he just drank alcohol, he believes his vision is altered. During night time, Nak takes appereance of an ugly ghost again. Mak flees to Tit Man's house. Tit Man confirms that Nak is now a ghost (วิญญาณแรง). Nak is unhappy with Mak's friends as she sees them as a hindrance to her love. A new master helps to neutralize Nak. She refuses to die and birth again (วิญญาณเกิดใหม่) because she loves Mak so much. Love is not possible between ghost and human. In this Mae Nak version, the master succeeds to neutralize Mae Nak and have her spirit emprisonned in an earthen jar closed by a sacred cloth. In other versions, only a Buddhist monk can stop Mae Nak as masters are always useless charlatans. Mae Nak Prakanong (1959) starred sexy actress Preeya Rungruang, while the more recent Nang Nak (1999) featured the actress Intira Jaroenpura, thus shifting the image of female ghosts to a more realistic and humanistic one. It is a typical 1960s movie with dog howling, sorcerer (หมอผี) used, rural background. The picture is decolored and as it is a former 16mm movie, it features a dubbed soundtrack.




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