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Ruj Ronnapop

Ruj Ronnapop (1931-2009) - รุจน์ รณภพ

Ruj Ronnapop - รุจน์ รณภพ
Ruj Ronnapop
Ruj Ronnapop was an actor and a famous director also. He directed more than 30 movies and acted in more than 50 movies. He was the father of two famous actresses, Mai Charoeunpura and Intira Jaroenpura. He is well known for his romance movies in the 1980s

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เรือนมยุรา
เรือนมยุรา

Year: 1996

Thai title: เรือนมยุรา
English title: House of the Peacock

Rating: 4/5
Director: Cherd Songsri

Main actor: Saranyu Wongkrachang,Ruj Ronnapop
Main actress: Darin Kornsakoon

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In 1775, a Brahmin priest casts an eclipse. It was during Ayuthaya period when fights with Burma were frequent. Lady Nok Yung and her suite stays in the house of the Peakcock (เรือนมยุรา), which is now out of the time realms and out of reach of Burmese soldiers. Lady Nok Yung made a wedding promise to a noble soldier called Wai Wongsa. Nowadays, on the way to Ayuthaya, a young man, called Pranai, just avoids bumping in a young lady crossing the road. She smiles and disappears in a tree. Is she a ghost or a tree spirit (นางไม้)? Pranai has same face as noble soldier Wai Wongsa. Pranai is the owner of a Siam antiques shop. Today it is Pranai's birthday. He is still single. His sister tries to marry him but to no avail. His sister tries to push young lady Fai. Pranai still wants to meet the mysterious girl. He stays near the tree. Nok Yung needs food for 20 people for one month. Pranai agrees to give but wants to know and understand. Nok Yung agrees to visit Ayuthaya area. She realizes that Sri Ayuthaya was burnt down. Nok Yung asks Pranai not to visit her again. Pranai learns meditation to see his past. Pranai's sister and Fai believes he is possessed by a ghost (ถูกผีเข้า). They use a sorcerer (หมอผี) to cure Pranai and chase the ghost. Meanwhile Arawee, a local young actor, lies to Yipoo, another lady staying in the house of the Peakcock, in order to seduce her by pretending he is an Ayuthaya soldier. He succeeds to enter in the house and so the spell protecting the house is broken. Inhabitants have to flee. The sorcerer and acolytes fight over the gold. Fai's father, called Fa Feun, prevents the robbing. Pranai helps Nok Yung and invites her in his home. Fa Feun loves Nok Yung and gives money to Pranai in order that he breaks up with Nok Yung. Pranai refuses and is looking for a way to send back Nok Yung into the past. Arawee is Waiwongsa's current reincarnation. Believing into karma (กรรม) and in order not to break her promise done 221 years ago, Nok Yung accepts to marry Arawee. Pranai is in despair. Finally Fa Feun convinces Arawee not to marry as Arawee is more interested in his acting career. Pranai is not willing to marry Nok Yung anymore as he believes she is too nice to live in 20th century. The house goes back to the past but Nok Yung finally stays happily with Pranai. This movie questions the old-fashioned morals that are being lost in modern Thailand. Some traditions are getting lost (smile, not speak loudly, no lies). Bangkok development threatens the country-side. We need to take care more of our heritage. The trailer is the TV serie shot in 2540.

ปุลากง
ปุลากง

Year: 1989

Thai title: ปุลากง
English title: Pulakong

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Amphol Lumpoon,Ruj Ronnapop
Main actress:

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Khaem (เข้ม)(Amphol Lumpoon) is playing in an underground casino (บ่อนพนัน). He is a young man coming from a good family. His father has never time to take care about him as he is busy with his factory. The father is worried about his family name as Police often raids casinos but Khaem has no choice to find money (ไม่มีทางเลือก). The father is divorced. Khaem decides to go his own way and wishes to be a policeman. He has a good personality (บริสุทธิ์ทั้งใจทั้งกาย). Khaem is a new policeman (ผู้กองใหม่ ) sent in far South. He meets Toon (ตุ่น), who is a female teacher (ครู) in south of Thailand. Toon and Khaem know each other since childhood. Toon has come to far South of Thailand as she likes countryside life (ชีวิตบ้านนอก) despite harsh life (no electricity at night time, robbers). They were both sent to Pulakong (ปุลากง), which is a remote district in South of Thailand, where villagers are muslim and mainly speak Malaysian. Teacher Toon is helping the village to develop. She helps to resolve villagers problems. There is reminder that they are all Thai whatever the religion they follow. There are many robbers (โจร) and ruffians in the far south (คนร้ายไม่ชอบคนดี, สัตว์นรก). The teacher helps a robber Saliman but it turns bad. Hopefully Khaem can help on time. Saliman loves Noon also. He changes his behavior (เปลี่ยนตัวให้มีค่าสำหรับสังคม) but Toon sees him as a friend only. Khaem and Toon have love for each other but none dares to speak the first. A drama happens in the village. Toon's best Muslim friend suicides herself after an unwanted pregnancy with a Buddhist teacher. Shocked she decides to go back to Bangkok. Meanwhile Khaem is injured at the border. He is cured in Bangkok and a personal nurse is taking care of him. Believing there is no possible love with Khaem, Toon goes back to south of Thailand. Khaem follows her there and declared her love to her. This romance movie includes a few themes related to South of Thailand (different religion but same nation, help to local development, living in harmony), to people redemption (Saliman the robber can become a good man), to the family (parents to give time to their children).

แม่งู
แม่งู

Year: 1972

Thai title: แม่งู
English title: Snake Queen

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Ruj Ronnapop,Sithao Petcharoen,Sukon Koewliam,Lor Tok,Sawin Sawangrat,Krai Kanchit
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat,Prim Praphaporn,Sasima Singsiri,Orasa Isarangkul

Booloi and Chom are chased by ruffians. They take refuge in the snake cave (ถ้ำแม่งูสักศีษ). Booloi is pregnant. Ruffians flee as the snake cave has bad reputation. Chom loses trace of his wife. Some snakes transform themselves into young ladies and help Booloi to deliver a baby girl called Haofa. 18 years have passed. Haofa (Aranya Namwong) is now a grown up adult. Haofa still misses her parents. The snake queen selects her as the next queen. This decision makes Haodam (Metta Roongrat) upset. There are fights between ladies during Haofa's crowning. The snake kingdom only includes young ladies and an old sorceress (แม่มด). No men in the cave. In Bangkok, a young man called Tira wishes to ask for young lady Mareudi’s hand. Some ruffians, specialized in human trade overseas (รับแขก), keep asking Mareudi to join them for a trip to Japan. She always refuses. Tira’s boss called Phanom (Chaiya Suriyun) is playing the matchmaker (เฒ่าแก่) for Pira. Phanom and Pira go to Mae Sai for scientific studies. The ruffians are also going in Mae Sai area to recruit young girls. Ruffians hear about a place near a waterfall with many beautiful girls swimming. So they are hanging around as beautiful girls have been seen bathing. The girls are then attacked by the ruffians but Phanom, being around, is helping and protecting Haofa. They are snakes but Haofa is an human being. A romance is starting between Phanom and Haofa but he cannot go in the cave as it is guarded by snakes. Haodam discloses the incident to the snake queen. According to the snake Queen’s rules, nobody is allowed to meet human beings. Chom is accompanying Phanom and is still longing for his lost wife and baby. There is a funny interlude when veteran comic actor, Sithao Petcharoen, is tortured by a fat amazon. Phanom is captured when entering the cave. The Snake Queen condemns him to death but Haofa helps him to flee. Meanwhile snake hunters are back again to attack the hill around the cave. The ruffians are using experts (Lor Tok! Sukon Koewliam!) able to catch snakes (หมองู). Comic sequences happen as they are all useless to charm snakes. The ruffians finally capture the snake girls and the Queen is even shot. The end of the snake kingdom is a disaster. Phanom promises to take care of Haofa and helps to find her father. Haofa wishes to release her other snake sisters. The ruffians try to abuse the snake girls and use them as prostitutes but they transform themselves into venomous snakes. Police finally catches all the ruffians but it is too late as all snakes have been killed. Snakes are really killed and cut in this movie. Only one snake girl, Haodong, survives and she goes back to the snake cave. Haofa is finally reunited with her father. This movie can also be found under Chinese name "蛇國女王'' in China and distributed by Great China Film Co (H.K.). Different character names are used in the Chinese version (Ng Chung for Phanom, Ho Hua for Haofa, Hsiao Hua for Haodam, Chung Shan for Chom, Mei lee for Booloi). The original Thai version of แม่งู lasts 2 hours 50 minutes. The Chinese version has been reduced to 1h30mn only. “Once upon the west” soundtrack is used in the Chinese version. All songs have cut in the Chinese version. Similar to many 1960-1970s Thai movies, it features a long running time and a dozen of songs.

วันที่เราจะพรากจากกัน
วันที่เราจะพรากจากกัน

Year: 1971

Thai title: วันที่เราจะพรากจากกัน
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sithao Petcharoen,Songthong,Sawin Sawangrat,Sukon Koewliam,Chana Sriubon,Ruj Ronnapop
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Naowarat Watchara,Sopha Sataporn,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng

ไม่มีวันที่เราจะพรากจากกัน (There is no day we will split) was released in year 1971. The full movie lasts 2h27mn. The remaining film is in a poor condition. The image has no more color and is only tinted. Unfortunately the sound is distorted and barely hearable. A full movie summary is still available as some old Thai movie stars magazines can still be found nowadays. The movie remains famous for its 9 to 10 songs. A few songs are sung by Sithao Petcharoen and Songthong. One of the famous singer in this movie is กังวานไพร ลูกเพชร, a countryside singer (นักร้องลูกทุ่ง). He is acting as a couple with Naowarat Watchara in this movie. Main actors in this romantic movie are Aranya Namwong and Sombat Methanee. Interesting to see that Aranya Namwong is wearing big sunglasses that are back to fashion in decade 2010s. Other actors include Prachuap Ruekyamdee, comic actor Sukon Koewliam, Naowarat Watchara, Chana Sriubon, Sopha Sataporn, Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng, Ruj Ronnapop. Kampee (Sombat Methanee) is orphan but gets patronized by his older sister Rampoei, who is married to rich merchant Vivat. Kampee (คัมภีร์) is engaged with Rewadee (Naowarat Watchara). He goes to study abroad. When he comes back, his fiancee Rewadee is going to marry Pinjo, who was a former friend. Kampee, disappointed, causes big arguments during the wedding, gets beaten and thrown away in the water. When he wakes up, he meets for first time a young woman called Ailada (Aranya Namwong), riding a bicycle and going to help him. Surprised, he leaves rashly by taxi (คนบ้า). Kampee leaves his home as Pinjo’s father forces him to go to Sukhothai province. Rampoei wants Kampee to marry Walli, younger sister of Vivat. Kampee meets Ailada again in Phitsanulok train station and they argue again. Kampee shall be the head of forest guards in district Huay Krai. Kampee is welcomed by Plang (Prachuap Ruekyamdee), his assistant. Ailada is Plang‘s daughter! Kamnan Preuang (Sawin Sawangrat) is doing illegal business in the forest by cutting trees. Plaew, son of Kamnan Preuang, loves Ailada since they are kids. Plang and Kampee have a plan to stop those illegal activities. Having learnt this, Ailada informs Preuang. So Kampee's plan fails. Aware that Ailada is the one who disclosed the plan, Kampee has arguments with her but Ailada finally understands and recognises her mistake. Love starts to emerge. Walli is coming to visit Kampee. To get rid of Walli, Kampee claims he is already engaged with Ailada so she has mischievous behavior with Kampee! Kamnan Preuang and Plaew get agreement with Pinjo to use Rewadee to ease Kampee. Pinjo wishes to kill Kampee as he cannot stand to have Rewadee close to Kampee. It is discovered that Plaew is the real son of Plang and not Preuang. Plaew and Ailanda are then brother and sister! Plaew and Ailanda are looking for Kampee knowing he is endangered by Pinjo’s plans to kill him. A thunderstorm happens. Kampee and Ailanda take refuge in a cave. A snake is threatening them. Plaew and Rewadee take refuge in a cave also. Pinjo misunderstands Plaew’s intention to help Rewadee. He finally falls in the river and dies. Back from the forest, learning that Kampee and Ailanda plan to marry, Rewadee still tries to get back Kampee and simulates to have spent the night with him. It causes Ailanda’s ire, who then flees away. Rewadee apologizes but it is too late. Ailanda is gone and Kampee is back to Bangkok. Kampee indulges in alcohol and finally accept his sister’s proposal to marry Walli. Rewadee is pregnant with Plaew. As Ailanda is back to district Huay Krai, Plaew decides to stop Kampee’s wedding with Walli to ensure Kampee can marry Ailanda! Plaew lies that Kampee made a young lady pregnant in district Huay Krai so he needs to assume. Finally Kampee and Ailanda are reunited.

โทน
โทน

Year: 1970

Thai title: โทน
English title: Tone

Rating: 4/5
Director: Piak Poster

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Ruj Ronnapop,Sahat Piempongsan,Songthong,Sayan Chantaravi​boon
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Jaruwan Panyopas

Tone movie is the first movie done by Piak Poster. It features many Thai modern 1970s songs from ‘The Impossible’ group (วงดิอิมพอสซิเบิ้ล), some classical and traditional Thai songs and even some American songs including ‘Scarbourough Fair’ in Thai. The main characters are living in a provincial village, i.e. Pon (Chaiya Suriyun), Sang Thong (Songthong) and Nong Kulap (Jaruwan Panyopas). Sang is Pon's best friend following up everywhere. Pon loves Nong kulap sincerely but Kulap sees him as a close friend only. She also needs to go to Bangkok to continue her studies so they will be separated (ห่างกัน). Pon didn't do high studies and is living in a Buddhist temple with Luang Ta as a monk's attendant (ลูกศิษย์วัด). He was an orphan (เด็กกำพร้า). Ot (Sayan Chantaraviboon) is a Bangkokian young man visiting some relatives in the village. While having a drink, some ruffians (นักเลง) led by Amnat provoke him and a fight erupts. Pon is involved as he was just passing by and finally he is helping Ot to get rid of the ruffians. The abbot wishes Pon to continue his studies in Bangkok. Ot proposes to help and Pon is now relocated in Bangkok. He meets Rut, Ot’s elder brother (Ruj Ronnapop) and Daeng (Aranya Namwong), Ot's modern young sister. Daeng hates (เกลียด) Pon immediately. It seems Kulap has forgotten Pon. Sang is having quarrels with the ruffians, who shot him. Ot meets Kulap at hazard in Bangkok. Ot loves Kulap but Pon is not aware that Kulap is now in Bangkok. Daeng's boyfriend Long (Sahat Piempongsan) is a ruffian trying to take advantage of her. Hopefully Pon sees the stratagem and helps her. He gets injured. Daeng starts to see Pon's kindness and now loves secretly Pon. It is Ot's birthday (วันเกิด). Kulap (แฟน) comes to his birthday. It is the first Thai movie showing the 1970 youth with modern Thai and English music, dances and mini dresses. Daeng understands that Pon still loves Kulap and suffers. After a discussion between Pon and Ot, Ot accepts it (ทำใจ) and takes care about Daeng. Love story starts. Long is still cross with Daeng and Pon. He kidnaps Daeng and Kulap. Pon, trying to help, is also captured. Ot is chasing them. Long wishes to sell the two ladies to his friend Amnat. They will work as forced prostitutes. Daeng and Pon fail to escape and Long rapes Daeng. Thanks to Ot, Long is neutralized and is shot by Daeng. Pon shots Amnat so revenging his friend Sang Thong. It is time to forget the bad past and look forward to the bright future. Piak Poster began as a painter of movie posters. He paint ‘Tone’ movie poster. The movie features seven songs. Songthong became famous thanks to the songs he performed in ‘Tone’ movie. It was the first movie in which the leading actress is raped. Thanks to the modern songs, ‘Tone’ movie reaped 6M Baht. It was a record in Thai movie history in 1970. It was also one of the first movie to use 35mm film instead of 16mm. ‘Tone’ movie was adapted two times for TV as a lakorn, i.e. in 1992 with Santisuk Promsiri and more recently in 2000s decade with Vinai Kraibutr and Metinee Kingpayome. Tone was the first movie in Thailand to break the monopoly of Mitr- Petchara movies. This movie is part of the first 25 films heritage list announced on October 4 2011, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day. The swimming suit worn by Aranya Namwong became a hit also as it shown the belly. All young ladies in year 1970 bought it. Tone was Piak Poster’s first movie as director. A promotional movie 17mm long, shot in black and white, in 16mm format, can be seen online and is showing behind the screen sequences. The movie shooting was done over two years as Piak Poster liked perfection, details and used a lot of film.

ฟ้าคะนอง
ฟ้าคะนอง

Year: 1970

Thai title: ฟ้าคะนอง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Sorapong Chatree,Sukon Koewliam,Ruj Ronnapop,Surasit Sattayawong
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Pawana Chanajit,Chosri Misommon,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit

ฟ้าคะนอง is a Thai movie released in year 1970 and featuring main actors Chaiya Suriyun, Aranya Namwong and Pawana Chanajit. Thanks to a group of former dubbers performing with 16 mm movies, old reels with small parts of lost films were found in year 2013. Two reels (45 minutes) are left for this movie. The image and sound are quite bad but it is still an unique chance to see this famous movie in same lineage as ปราสาททราย (1969). A reduced version of movie ฟ้าคะนอง was restored and shown on Thai TV. Sorapong and Pawana take a bus to go to Fa Khanong pier. Sorapong Chatree, one of the most famous Thai actors with Mitr Chaibancha, Sombat Methanee, was still an unknown actor at that time playing side roles. Everybody discourages Pawana to go to Fa Khanong island. People are talking about ghosts... It seems many people died before due to pirates. Spirits (วิญญาณ) are said to be around. Chosri Misommon is playing Pawana’s domestic helper (คนรับใช้). Mysterious deaths happened previously on the island. People who take the job of nurse (นางพยาบาล) before Pawana all died... Ruj (Ruj Ronnapop) is playing a crazy disabled man (เล็นตุ๊กตา) always scold by the governess. Khun phujing (Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit) is disabled. Her mother needs also to take medicine. Pawana is responsible to take care of them as a nurse. Khun Lek (Aranya) is Khun Phujing’s younger sister. During a storm, Pawana has a vision, i.e. seeing a hirsute man asking for medicine. The following day, Pawana meets Chaiya and believes the hirsute man and him are the same person. On the same day, crazy Ruj harass Chosri and Pawana. The governess scolds and beats again but it turns badly as he cuts the governess head! During this messy situation, Pawana loses conscience and disappears probably kidnapped by Ruj. The island superintendent Durong (Surasit Sattayawong) is hoping to find a secret treasure (สมบัติ). He has a relationship with Khun Phujing. Chaiya and Lek try to flee Fa Khanong island by boat. The superintendent, a few tough men, Chosri and Khun Jing follow them by boat also. Both boats capsize but they can all escape the sharks. Stranded on a small island the superintendent is willing to check the treasure again but also to catch back Chaiya and Lek.

กายทิพย์
กายทิพย์

Year: 1970

Thai title: กายทิพย์
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Chana Sriubon,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Sukon Koewliam,Sithao Petcharoen,Krai Kanchit,Sawin Sawangrat,Ruj Ronnapop,Sompong Phonmitr,Pan Borapet,Op Boonthit
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Sopha Sataporn,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Sarinthip Siriwan,Khomapat Attaya

Thai movie กายทิพย์ was released in year 1970. The movie lasts 2h30mn but only 1h00 is left to be seen. Jaomanat (Sarinthip Siriwan) is Atibadi’s domestic helper. Jaomanat has two sons Phayoton (Sombat Methanee) and Pontet (Prachuap Ruekyamdee), playing a gay character (กะเทย). Atibadi (Chana Sriubon) has two daughters Romadee (Aranya Namwong) and Deuan Rung (Sopha Sataporn). Atibadi’s wife (Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit), called Nimnuan, is dead already but her soul (วิญญาณ) has possessed Jaomanat. Three house spirits (ศาลพระภูมิเจ้าที่) are also involved. Two of them are played by Sukon Koewliam and Sithao Petcharoen. Krai Kanchit, a hairdresser, gets warned by Phayoton not to disturb Jaomanat anymore. Fighting in slum(สลัม) happens between Phayoton and Krai. Krai is defeated. Sawin Sawangrat comes later with more men to beat Phayoton but the three house spirits help him. สุมาลี ทองหล่อ, mother of Khomapat Attaya, wishes to grab Atibadi. Finally Atibadi takes Sumalee as his new wife. During the wedding party, Khomapat comes with Ruj Ronnapop but Khomapat has more interest in Phayoton. Sompong Phonmitr is playing a หมอทำเสน่ห์. Sumalee and Sawin visit the magician at the same time but they get teased again by the spirits. Krai comes at that time and meets Sumalee. They become lovers. Sumalee and Atibadi spend their honeymoon in Pattaya. Deuan Rung likes Phayoton but this one manages to have his brother Pontet taking care of her so that he can be with Romadee. Meanwhile Krai has seduced also Khomapat so causing Sumalee's ire. She sends Pan Borapet and Sawin to teach (สังสอน) Krai but they kill him. Upset, she also kills Pan Borapet and Sawin. Sumalee is feeling sad (น้อยใจ). Op Boonthit identifies that Nimnuan’s sould (วิญญาณ) is inside Jaomanat. A proper ceremony needs to be done. Sumalee wishes to interrupt it. Monks need to be brought. While the soul is about to exit, Sumalee prevents the holy water to be poured. She is struck by a lighting and dies. Ruj is ravaged. Finally Jaomanat can fully recover.

จอมบึง
จอมบึง

Year: 1970

Thai title: จอมบึง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Ruj Ronnapop,Tat Ekathat,Songthong
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat,Prim Praphaporn

Thai movie จอมบึง was released in year 1970. Main actors are Sombat Methanee and Aranya Namwong. 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. One reel lasting 28 minutes is still available but only a 7mn50s sequence can be seen online. It is in 35mm format as actors voice can still be heard despite image and sound being in poor quality. The reel was found in year 2013. Aranya hits Sombat with her car. Finally she accepts to take him in her car as he claims to be hurt. Prachuap Ruekyamdee is doing a massage to Metta Roongrat. Suddenly the car driven by Sombat arrives swiftly in their house property. Ruj Ronnapop seems to enjoy alcohol. Seeing Sombat and Aranya together causes a big ire to Metta. She tries to get back Sombat but to no avail. The director is Sor Asanajinda. The movie features 16 songs according to the film poster.

ดาวรุ่ง
ดาวรุ่ง

Year: 1969

Thai title: ดาวรุ่ง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Wichit Khunawut

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Ruj Ronnapop,Adul Dulyarat,Adinan Singhiran,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Malee Wetpraseri,Sopha Sataporn,Marasri Isarangkul

Thai movie ดาวรุ่ง was released in year 1969. It features Mitr Chaibancha as main actor and Aranya Namwong as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequence of 19 minutes is still left to be seen. The movie is 16mm format so it is in mute state as such format requires live dubbing. There is an animated discussion between Mitr, Ruj Ronnapop, Malee Wetpraseri, Adul Dulyarat and Marasri Isarangkul. Aranya sees Mitr enlacing Sopha Sataporn so it creates misunderstanding. Disappointed, Aranya accepts to be engaged with Adul. Sopha and Ruj marry. Sopha loves secretly Mitr. Wishing to leave Thailand, Sopha tries to prevent him and gives him a goodbye kiss. Ruj seeing this takes a gun to shoot Mitr. Following a fight with Sopha, Ruj falls in the stairs. The sequence ends up by Mitr giving respect to a Buddha statue and Sopha being just behind suddenly. The movie is directed by famous Thai director Wichit Khunawut presented on the poster as the director with 14 Thai cinema rewards. Adinan Singhiran is playing a major d'homme.

พยัคฆ์เหนือ เสืออิสาน ยมบาลใต้
พยัคฆ์เหนือ เสืออิสาน ยมบาลใต้

Year: 1969

Thai title: พยัคฆ์เหนือ เสืออิสาน ยมบาลใต้
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Kecha Plianvithee,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Surasit Sattayawong,Joomjim Khemlek,Sawin Sawangrat,Ruj Ronnapop
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Pawana Chanajit,Kaenjai Meenakanit,Yaowaret Nisakorn

Ruffians capture a man fleeing with a suitcase. Two important letters inside have disappeared from the suitcase when he hit a group of three people while running away. Those people are a father (Surasit Sattayawong), his daughter Fimeuang (Pawana Chanajit) and their friend (Joomjim Khemlek). Those letters are related to their plan to bring troubles from overseas into South of Thailand (คนขายชาติ). Sak (Prachuap Ruekyamdee) and inspector (สารวัตร) Cheut (Sombat Methanee) meet the 3 characters in Nakhon Sawan and sympathize. Ruffians try everything to get back those letters but Sak and Cheut support them. Cheut communicates with his Police Headquarters through young lady Nop (Yaowaret Nisakorn also called Petchara 2). Ramet (Kecha Plianvithee), undercover ruffians leader, tries to seduce Dao (Aranya Namwong) but she doesn't like him. Ramet is a good friend of Krit (Ruj Ronnapop), Dao's brother, as he can always borrow money to him for gambling (พนัน). Cheut also appreciates Dao. Fimeuang and her father take refuge in Chiang Mai. Finally Fimeuang understands that Cheut is a right and trusty man, so she gives him the envelopes. Fimeuang loves secretly Cheut and goes back to Surin. Cheut’s heart is divided between Dao, Fimeuang and Nop. Cheut is captured by the ruffians. Finally Sak helps him on time. Ramet is captured but finally later on free again so it looks like a part of the movie is missing. Willing to get back the letters, the ruffians capture Fimeuang and her friend Kamoon. The father shall give back the letters back to Ramet to save his daughter’s life. Policeman Cheut, Sak and Nop help to penetrate the ruffians’ camp. Dao and Chris also realize who is Ramet while visiting the camp and find that Fimeuang is held captured there. During final shootings, Fimeuang is unfortunately shot. Ruffians are defeated. Movie พยัคฆ์เหนือ เสืออิสาน ยมบาลใต้ is a mix of action and comedy. This small movie really features a great bunch of Thai actors and Thai actresses from decade 1960s.

ยอดคนจริง
ยอดคนจริง

Year: 1969

Thai title: ยอดคนจริง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Ruj Ronnapop,Choomporn Theppitak,Sukon Koewliam,Preuhat Boonlong,Daonoi Duangjai,Chana Sriubon
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Somjit Sapsamruey

ยอดคนจริง is a Thai movie released in year 1969. It is in 16mm format so the movie is mute as such 16mm reels requires dubbing. Main actors are Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat. Other key actors include Ruj Ronnapop, Chana Sriubon, Choomporn Theppitak, Sukon Koewliam, Preuhat Boonlong, Daonoi Duangjai. It is a lost movie and only part of the first reel is left. A 16 minutes passage is available online. A few sequences are about Mitr listening to his boss (Preuhat Boonlong) blaming him. Mitr accepts to seat in a car following the driver’s advice for a job. There is a sequence in a nightclub with dance and music concert. Mitr is recruited as bouncer in this nightclub. Fight erupts in the nightclub with Choomporn. Mitr’s boss, aware of it, is going to cane him but Petchara prevents it. Working as gardener, Mitr gets comfort from his mum (Somjit Sapsamruey), Petchara and Ruj. The poster is great and shows sequences that are unfortunately not in the 16 minutes passage left. It shows that it is an action movie.

เจ้าหญิง
เจ้าหญิง

Year: 1969

Thai title: เจ้าหญิง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Phan Kam,Tae Prakardwutthisan

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sahat Piempongsan,Adul Dulyarat,Choomporn Theppitak,Sukon Koewliam,Joomjim Khemlek,Ruj Ronnapop,Kokheng
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Metta Roongrat,Kaenjai Meenakanit

Thai movie เจ้าหญิง was released in year 1969. The whole film is still complete, around 2h30mn, but it was never released in any video format such as VHS, VCD or DVD. The movie is stored at the Thai Film Archives and can be seen there. It is a 16mm movie so no sound is available as such movies were dubbed. This movie is a Thai western and a lot of action, i.e. shootings and boxing fightings, is happening. A short summary is also still available. Busaba is played by actress Aranya Namwong. Busaba's father, played by Adul Dulyarat, has arguments with Luang Soradet (Sahat Piempongsan). Her father dies so Busaba has to be responsible of the paternal ranch. Luang Soradet wishes to extend his own ranch but Busaba refuses to sell. Heun (Sombat Methanee) gets a job in Busaba's ranch but gets trouble with Luang Soradet's ruffians. Kaenjai Meenakanit is on Luang Soradet's side and tries to convince Heun to stay aside. Heun, bathing in waterfalls, helps Kaenchai, whose ankle is twisted. She asks for a massage as a way to entice Heun, who finally throws her in the pond! Heun does protect Busaba as she gets issues with ruffians (house burnt, kidnapping). Heun and his friends push back ruffians attacking a village. Kaenchai shots one ruffian leaders but gets shot also. Heun releases Busaba, who has been captured by ruffians. All friends are arrested by the police. As usual, it is disclosed at the end of the movie that Heun is in fact undercover policeman officer when all ruffians has been neutralized. Busaba is upset but finally forgives Heun. The movie producer was famous director Tae Prakardwutthisan. The movie was given by Tae Prakardwutthisan to Thai Film Archives but it was never released commercially. The movie features 4 songs recorded in 35mm format. Comics are strongly present with veteran actors Sompong Phonmitr, Kokheng, Sukon Koewliam and Joomjim Khemlek.

สายพิณ
สายพิณ

Year: 1968

Thai title: สายพิณ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Ruj Ronnapop,Preuhat Boonlong
Main actress: Naowarat Watchara

“Sai Pin” (สายพิณ) is a Thai movie released in year 1968. Main actors are Sombat Methanee and Naowarat Watchara. Actress Naowarat was just famous after playing her first role in movie “Chula tree koon” (จุฬาตรีคูณ) with Mitr Chaibancha in year 1967. She even got a Thai cinema golden award (รางวัลตุ๊กตาทอง). สายพิณ is her second movie. The next next famous movie featuring Sombat and Naowarat was “Lom Krot” (ลมกรด). “Sai Pin” (สายพิณ) full movie was supposed to be lost. Finally in year 2013, a final 16mm copy was found belonging to a former outdoor cinema projectionist. The full movie is then still available in Thailand and lasts more than two hours ten minutes. It was never released in any video format. A 20mn extract can be found online. The picture is still very colorful. The movie features also two songs. Sombat rents a house (มาเช่าบ้าน). Ruj Ronnapop is the second tenant. He claims to be rich but has no money. Ruj also claims to be the son of a famous company owner (Preuhat Boonlong). Sombat is the real son but he believes his father has maybe another son with a second wife. The two sisters (Naowarat and สุชาวดี มุกดาประกร, new actress starring for the first time in this movie) are renting part of their house. The company warehouse was burnt. Who did it? Sombat is investigating. The sister gets raped by the ruffian head. As usual, the police arrives when everything is settled down. In the older movies, it was almost impossible to find a movie where bad guys would win. The movie ends up by a double wedding (Sombat / Naowarat and Ruj / สุชาวดี มุกดาประก). Ruj is finally also adopted by Sombat’s father as he is finally a good guy also.

ตุ๊ดตู่
ตุ๊ดตู่

Year: 1967

Thai title: ตุ๊ดตู่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Daonoi Duangjai,Sukon Koewliam,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Somkuan Krajangsat,Adul Dulyarat,Ruj Ronnapop,Tat Ekathat,Sompol Kongsuwan
Main actress: Sopha Sataporn,Kingdao Daranee,Metta Roongrat,Kaenjai Meenakanit,Mom Chan Phuangwan,Malee Wetpraseri

Tut Tu / ตุ๊ดตู่ is a Thai movie released in year 1967 with Mitr Chaibancha and Sopha Sataporn. It is a lost movie in Thailand. Only a 2mn30s sequence is left. Other actors include Daonoi Duangjai, Malee, Malee Wetpraseri, Mom Chan Phuangwan, Kingdao Daranee, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Sukon Koewliam, Somkuan Krajangsat, Adul Dulyarat, Metta Roongrat, Kaenjai Meenakanit, Ruj Ronnapop, ruffians Tat Ekathat (ทัต เอกทัต) and Sompol Kongsuwan. Sopha is called Tut Tu. Somebody asks for the hand of Tut Tu as a wedding procession (ขบวนแต่งงาน) is seen. She flees to Bangkok. The movie summary is still available thanks to some very old Thai stars magazines.

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.

คนเหนือคน
คนเหนือคน

Year: 1967

Thai title: คนเหนือคน
English title: Top secret

Rating: 3/5
Director: Wichit Khunawut

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sombat Methanee,Adul Dulyarat,Kecha Plianvithee,Boo Wibunnan,Choomporn Theppitak,Ruj Ronnapop,Man Teeraphol
Main actress: Sopha Sataporn,Amara Asavananda

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A mysterious Dakota airplane drops a big parcel in the sea, containing in fact the ruffians leader (หัวหน้าใหม่) called Adamcha (Kecha Plianvithee). Meanwhile two Royal Thai airplanes intercept the plane forcing it to land at Don Meuang airport. Thai Army is then aware that a mysterious organisation is preparing plans to harm Thailand so Thai army chief asks his officers to do their best to protect Thailand, Buddhism and the King. Police inspector (สารวัตร) Chet (Mitr Chaibancha) needs to help also and to find an agent called double X. Double X is in fact a police woman called Chin Chin. Adul (Adul Dulyarat) steals some documents in governmental building. Amara (Amara Asavananda), a young lady, supports Adul as part of the organisation. The secret organisation (ผู้ก่อการร้าย) brings disorder in Thailand through bombs and Thai police seems unable to stop them. Chet follows Adamcha's car but gets captured when entering in Adamcha's house. The police chief asks another policeman to help, i.e. Chet's younger brother called Sombat (Sombat Methanee). Real actor names are used in this movie as anyway it was a 16mm movie with dubbing. During an evening party to celebrate their bad achievements, double X's team kidnaps Amara and asks for a ransom. Adul follows the police ladies and after being summoned by Chin Chin (Audrey Sing) regarding his treacherous behavior over Thailand, he accepts to change side. He works for the organisation because of his love for Amara. Sombat helps to release Amara and shoot some policemen (แสดงหนัง). Sombat is finally accepted in the secret organisation following a test. A bank attack turns to a fiasco as police was aware. Sopha (Sopha Sataporn), Sombat’s love, is injured. It seems there is spy in the organisation. Sombat helps his brother Chet to flee. Chet is back to the house with full Police squad but Adamcha and his clique have already left. Chet succeeds to get the plan of their new retreat but the ruffians, seeing army soldiers, retreat to a well hidden place. Adul provides the location to the police but is identified as traitor. He is imprisoned and refuses any help from Amara, his former love. Police and army storm the hidden place of their organisation. Following various shootings and Adul's sacrifice, the secret organisation is vanquished. It is another nationalist 1960s movie with police and army protecting Thailand against external threats. The picture quality features many red and green lines (เส้นฝนตกมาก) as company Phanmitr has used the latest film reels available for this movie, which was very popular in 1960s. คนเหนือคน (Top Secret) is a 2h15mn movie. It is also features a few popular songs including a duo Sombat and Sopha.

ทรชนคนสวย
ทรชนคนสวย

Year: 1967

Thai title: ทรชนคนสวย
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Mom Ubon Yukol

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Ruj Ronnapop,Somkuan Krajangsat,Sukon Koewliam,Man Teeraphol,Adinan Singhiran
Main actress: Orasa Isarangkul

ทรชนคนสวย is a Thai movie in 35mn format and lasting 2h20mn. It should even be longer as some parts of the film are missing. It seems it was never released in VCD or DVD format but only in VHS format. ทรชนคนสวย is a spy genre movie from 1960s. Such movies follow the popular trend traced by James Bond 007 films. ทรชนคนสวย still has a nice and colorful picture. Vichien, the boss of a secret organisation, is seen as a traitor and fired. A big amount of drugs worth 100M baht has disappeared. Pusit (Somkuan Krajangsat) is a military officer looking for it. Police is also looking for it. Vichien's best friend in the organisation kills him. Vichien's daughter Lin (มิสจิ้นหลู - นางฟ้า from Taiwan) is living in Hong Kong. She wishes to understand why her father was killed. Reung (Mitr Chaibancha), a former policeman, meets her in a hotel. Cheng (Man Teeraphol) contacts Reung to buy the plan guiding to the hidden drug versus a 20M bath price. As Cheng got only half of the money, he gets only half of the map! Suriyan (Ruj Ronnapop) is a policeman. Lin (น่ารัก) listens to Reung and spies his room (แอบฟังอยู่) but she gets discovered by him. She wants to buy the map also. Meanwhile Cheng discovers that sympathetic ink has been used for the map he just bought! Reung shall meet Lin in a nightclub located in Kowloon. She is singing there. Two songs are featured (ปากของคุณน่าจูบจังเลย). Reung and Ruj need to flee the nightclub as Cheng sent a bunch of ruffians there. Back to Bangkok, Reung loses a bet to a mysterious Indian guy wishing to get his clothes as the map is inside. Following a fighting in the casino, Reung flees wearing underwear only and riding a motorbike with Lin. Reung has many enemies. Ruffians try to get back the drugs worth 100M bath (ฝิ่น). Lin is going to Songkla and shall meet Reung there. Ruffians and police are on the way to Songkla also. Suda (Orasa Isarangkul) pretends a car failure to meet Reung. She is dangerous (ปีศาจ) and is working for the secret organisation (ถึงอาบคงไม่หายความร้อน / ยินดีเสมอครับ). Meanwhile Lin is drugged in the train by Lin's father former best friend. She is saved by Pusit. The opium is hidden under Vichien's grave. Overcoming danger and traps, Reung and Pusit succeeds to enter under the grave and release Lin. Ruffians flee by submarine but it is sunk by Thai army rapid boats. Reung and Lin get married. This movie is directed by Mom Ubon Yukol who is a Thai prince and father of famous Thai director Chatrichalerm Yukol.

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.

เกล้าฟ้า
เกล้าฟ้า

Year: 1966

Thai title: เกล้าฟ้า
English title:

Rating: 1/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Ruj Ronnapop,Adul Dulyarat
Main actress: Sopha Sataporn,Prim Praphaporn,Metta Roongrat

Suey is a young man living in a remote place with a teen, an old blind grand mother and horses. He is a cart driver in Lampang. Roi (Sombat Methanee) is a policeman enquiring on local murders. Khun Kier is a doctor. The doctor wishes to know more about Suey. He finds a passage in his house that leads to a mysterious palace. Mixing reality and dream, the doctor seems to have been a king in previous life and has many women in his harem. Waen Fa was his official wife but he seduces Kae Son, a beautiful musician. Waen Fa has a son called Rom Fa. She is too excessive and wants her son's love only for her with no share with his wife Maria. Klao Fa is the daughter of Maria and Rom Fa. Maria is not able to support the pressure from Waen Fa and leaves the palace. She marries a doctor. Klao Fa has a personality problem as her parents have divorced and make their new life without her. Suey and Klao Fa are the same person. Finally Roi and Klao Fa marry together. This movie has old picture without much color. Soundtrack is new and there is no more Sombat Methanee's voice.

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).

ปีศาจดำ
ปีศาจดำ

Year: 1966

Thai title: ปีศาจดำ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Chana Sriubon,Taksin Jampol,Anucha Ratanaman,Ruj Ronnapop,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Kingdao Daranee,Kaenjai Meenakanit

Thai movie ปีศาจดำ was released in year 1966. Main actor is Mitr Chaibancha and main actress is Petchara Chaowarat. The movie is lost in Thailand but a 8 minutes sequence remains to be seen at Thai Film Archives. Other actors are Chana Sriubon, Taksin Jampol, Kingdao Daranee, Anucha Ratanaman, Ruj Ronnapop, Kaenjai Meenakanit, Choomporn Theppitak. The 8 minutes sequence is divided into three small films. Two of the 3 small films still feature nice colors. It is out take sequences so scenes that were rejected in final release. Sequences allow to see Choomporn Theppitak fighting with Taksin Jampol, a Black and White scene of a man wearing black clothes and a mask, Mitr Chaibancha talking to เชาวน์ แคล่วคล่อง, Mitr Chaibancha being captured, Ruj - Taksin - Kingdao are seen. A few still pictures showing some sequences are still available.

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.

เงิน เงิน เงิน
เงิน เงิน เงิน

Year: 1965

Thai title: เงิน เงิน เงิน
English title: Money Money Money

Rating: 5/5
Director: Prince Anusorn Mongkolkarn

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Charin Nantanakorn,Lor Tok,Sukon Koewliam,Adul Dulyarat,Sawin Sawangrat,Daonoi Duangjai,Dokdin Kanyaman,Man Teeraphol,Ruj Ronnapop,Thuam Thoranong,Banglae
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Orasa Isarangkul,Chadaporn Wachirapranee,Mom Chan Phuangwan,Chosri Misommon,Sulaleewan Suwanthat

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The movie starts by a small introduction highlighting that everybody fights for money (เงิน เงิน เงิน). This introduction features many actors or actresses with cameo role such as Daonoi Duangjai, Dokdin Kanyaman, Man Teeraphol, Chadaporn Wachirapranee. Tu (Mitr Chaibancha) comes back to Thailand after overseas studies in USA. Tum (สุมาลี ทองหล่อ) is his sister. They are orphans. Their uncle Hirun is a creditor. Mom (Mom Chan Phuangwan) is Hirun's assistant. For Hirun, money is work and work is money. He has no feelings for his customers personal problems. Tu’s uncle wants him to take over his duty but Tu doesn't like such job bringing suffering to people (สงสาร) so that is why he has done artistic studies as it can bring happiness to people. He meets Kingkaew (Petchara Chaowarat), a vagabond. Wishing to help poor people and teased by Kingkaew, he proposes to bring the A-ram boys band (เด็กวัด) in Bangkok to play music in a nightclub. His uncle chases him away as he cancelled all debt contracts. Tum is chased also. Teacher (ครู) Rangsun (Charin Nantanakorn) will help writing songs for the band. There is a crazy lady (Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit) in Hirun's house looking for her children. Tum wonders if she is her mother or not. They arrive in Bangkok but have little money. They met a restaurant owner’s daughter (Chosri Misommon), willing to join them as a singer. Pa (Sulaleewan Suwanthat) is their house owner. They borrow 300 000 baht from Pa but Tu has to promise to marry her daughter (Orasa Isarangkul) Nataya. Pa knows that Tu is a potential rich heir. Lor Tok proposes ideas for their nightclub promotion. Tu’s concept is that art belongs to everybody. Hirun wants to be sure his nephews will fail so he hires ruffians to destroy their nightclub. The ruffians steal their money so Tu and his friends decide to serve and cook by themselves. Hirun comes on the opening day with a bunch of tough ruffians to make noise and also kidnap the performing girls. Indian actor Banglae (บังเละ) is acting as nightclub guard. Kingkaew always find solutions to problems occurring. The ruffians drunk the cook and waiters to delay orders. Hirun takes the teacher (ครู) Rangsun’s piano as he didn't pay his rent due to sickness. Adul Dulyarat is a doctor trying to save the teacher Rangsun. Hirun sends his ruffians to create a brawl in order to destroy the nightclub. Artist should be protected. The Thai King giving cinema awards inspires them not to stop fighting (ศีลปินไม่เคยตาย). By hazard, Tum and her friends have chance to release the crazy woman called Nat. Another uncle of Tu called Sompong is released from prison after twenty years. He narrates to Tu the story of his father betrayed by his own brother Hirun and who finally committed suicide. Nat is reunited with her two children, Tu and Tum. All the money of Hirun is coming from the one million baht that the father gave him to raise his children. They promise to take revenge on his 60th birthday coming soon. Hirun has to face the truth on his birthday turning to be a nightmare for him. He finally lost his whole fortune. The nightclub featuring arts becomes a huge success. This movie features 14 songs. A double DVD (3h20mn) including the 35mm movie fully restored was released by Thai Film Archives. The whole movie should even be a bit longer as the song หญ้าโลมดิน sung by Mitr and Petchara is missing. It is present on the VHS version and on a 16mm version left. Another movie version was released in year 1983. Two TV series were released in years 1997 and 2007. The producer is Prince หม่อมอุบล ยุคล. This movie includes more than 60 Thai actors, actresses and singers. Petchara got a Thai cinema reward for this movie. This movie is part of the second 25 films heritage list announced on October 4 2012, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

เกียรติศักดิ์ทหารเสือ
เกียรติศักดิ์ทหารเสือ

Year: 1965

Thai title: เกียรติศักดิ์ทหารเสือ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Sor Asanajinda

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Chaiya Suriyun,Sor Asanajinda,Adul Dulyarat,Taksin Jampol,Ruj Ronnapop,Anucha Ratanaman,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Kingdao Daranee,Somjit Sapsamruey

เกียรติศักดิ์ทหารเสือ is a Thai movie released in year 1965. Sor Asanajinda is movie director and actor. The film is lost in Thailand but luckily there is still a “Behind the screen” sequence lasting 20mn. It is in 16mm format so there is no sound and is in black and white color. Main actors are Sombat Methanee, Chaiya Suriyun and Pissamai Wilaisak. A few sequences are featured, i.e. Sor Asanajinda giving orders to Taksin Jampol, Sombat Methanee and Chaiya Suriyun, Pissamai crying, soldiers meeting in which Sombat is stripped of his medals by the general himself and gets slapped also, meeting between Sor Asanajinda and Adul Dulyarat. A general comes and strips himself of his medals. He wishes to kill himself but Sor Asanajinda prevents him to do so. They are all disrupted by an event. During a big assembly in full uniforms, Sor Asanajinda is repeating spade fighting. While Adul is writing, an officer is going to shoot him. Hopefully Sombat intervenes at same time to stop him. The soldier has same face as Sombat! Sequences riding horses. Fight between Sombat and Chaiya. Sequence under the rain where Sombat carries Pissamai. Chaiya helps to get a flag back to avoid Sombat to be executed. The story is inspired by the Three Musketeers from French author Alexandre Dumas. Another version was released in year 1983 and directed again by Sor Asanajinda with actors Toon Hiransap, Kowit Wattanakul, อนุสรณ์ เตชะปัญญา and Pissamai Wilaisak. Finding and watching the 1983 version would allow better understanding of the 1965 behind the screen sequences. Protagonists names are พ.ท.พิสุทธิ (Taksin Jampol), พ.ต.นิเวศน (Chaiya Suriyun), ร.อ.ภูเบศร (Sombat Methanee), หญิงใหญ (Pissamai Wilaisak), หญิงเล็ก (Kingdao Daranee).

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).

คมแสนคม
คมแสนคม

Year: 1964

Thai title: คมแสนคม
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Wichit Khunawut

Main actor: Luechai Natnat,Adinan Singhiran,Adul Dulyarat,Ruj Ronnapop,Man Teeraphol,Choomporn Theppitak
Main actress: Metta Roongrat,Yaowaret Nisakorn

Thai action movie คมแสนคม was released in year 1964. It features Luechai Natnat as main actor. The movie is lost in Thailand but a 3mn30s trailer remains to be seen. Wichit Khunawut is one of the most famous Thai director. Songs were written and sung by Charin. Various short sequences are showing new actress Warada Wongwilai (วัลย์ลดา รุ้งวิไล), Adinan Singhiran, Adul Dulyarat as head of the ruffians, Ruj Ronnapop, Man Teeraphol, Metta Roongrat as a singer. A few fights and gun shootings happen. Old views of Bangkok can be seen. Luechai was a famous main actor before the arrival of Mitr Chaibancha and Sombat Methanee.

กัลปังหา
กัลปังหา

Year: 1962

Thai title: กัลปังหา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Wichit Khunawut

Main actor: Chana Sriubon,Ruj Ronnapop,Sukon Koewliam,Preuhat Boonlong,Boo Wibunnan
Main actress: Kesarin Patamawan,Amara Asavananda

Thai movie กัลปังหา was released in year 1962. It features Chana Sriubon as main actor and Kesarin Patamawan (เกศริน ปัทมวรรณ) as main actress. Back from overseas, Kung (Kesarin Patamawan) doesn't want to study anymore as she is old enough. His parents are worried she just wants to have fun with friends. Kung has met Chris (Chana Sriubon) in Italy. Back to Thailand, she meets a fisherman called Naemai (also played by Chana Sriubon) near her home and sympathizes with him. Other actors are Ruj Ronnapop and Boo Wibunnan. She even forces her way (คนดือ) on his boat to see how the life on a boat is. But she takes unreasonable risks. Romance starts between them. Kung receives a request for engagement from Chris. Naemai is arrested by the police. Naemai is Chris' younger brother. Finally aware of the love between Naemai and Kung, Chris breaks his engagement with Kung and lets them having happiness. A VHS from the 16mm film was released in 1992 at the same time as Thai movie สาวน้อย. Director of this movie is famous director Wichit Khunawut. Thai actress Kesarin Patamawan (เกศริน ปัทมวรรณ) played in less than 10 movies before moving to USA. Chana Sriubon played in many other movies with various famous actresses such as in แม่ (with Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng), ยอดพิศวาส (with สุทิน บัณฑิตกุล), จอมใจเวียงฟ้า (with Metta Roongrat), ก่อนอรุณจะรุ่ง (with Prapan Narkthong), โรงแรมนรก (with Sarinthip Siriwan), สองฝั่งฟ้า (with Pissamai Wilaisak), หมอกสวาท (with Petchara Chaowarat). A remake of movie กัลปังหา with Jarunee Sooksawad, Sorapong Chatree and Nirut Sirijanya was released in year 1985.




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