Love never dies

By Noel Vera

Richard Abelardo’s Mutya ng Pasig (Pearl of the Pasig, 1950) at first glance plays like a musical version of Wuthering Heights (Doña Sisang’s LVN Pictures was known for its many musicals): the star-crossed lovers separated (this time due to a false accusation and a prison term); the woman marrying another; the death in mid-narrative; the man haunted by ghosts of memories past.

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