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Thai title: สุภาพบุรุษเสือไทย
Director: Tae Prakardwutthisan
Main actor: Surasit Sattayawong
Supha Burut Seua Thai (สุภาพบุรุษเสือไทย) is a Thai movie shot in 16mm format in 1948 and released in year 1949. It is a lost movie but in year 199x Tae Prakardwutthisan (แท้ ประกาศวุฒิสาร), famous Thai movie director and producer, gave to the Thai Film Archives a lot of documents and films. It included 'Supha Burut Seua Thai' movie behind the screen sequence. It lasts 10 minutes. ‘Supha Burut Seua Thai’ movie took 3 months to be filmed. The movie was shot in Ratchaburi as Tae is coming from here. One highlight is festival and boats competition shooting in เขางู. It was projected during 28 days and earnt 300k baht, a record for that time. It was one of the first Thai movie after World War 2 and is considered as the launch of Thai movies successful era in 16mm format. Movie Supha Burut Seua Thai (สุภาพบุรุษเสือไทย) includes Surasit Sattayawong as main actor and สอางค์ ทิพยทัศน as main actress. Anecdote regarding the movie is that police has to stay all the time as real gold was used during temple shots and to avoid cameras to be stolen by potential robbers. Due to a lack of dubbers, Tae and main actors have to do the dubbing by themselves in Chalem Krung theatre! One session was for the critics. Good overall critics (dramatic, first Thai movie at same level as foreign movie, usage of festival and culture) were received. Advertising was different from nowadays, i.e. big billboards on the theater, van with billboard going around the city, posters stuck on walls. It was a big success first in cinema Chalem Krung during 28 days, then it was shown in other Bangkok theaters and then in countryside. At that time, a movie included orchestra music, comic shows with Lortok, Dokdin and Somphong. For the first Thai movies oscars in year 1957, this movie received two rewards. Another movie with the same title was released in year 1979 with Sombat Methanee. Many movies about Seua Thai were then released during the next years and decades. A short summary is a below. Surasit Sattayawong is playing a subdistrict headman called Thai. He is accused of having murdered his wife. He has to flee in the forest and becomes Seua Thai, a bandit. One day, he is helping a young lady aggressed by ruffians. She then keeps following him. Seua Thai then decides to take revenge over those who accuse him of murder.
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