Mutya ng Pasig, directed by Richard Abelardo, is a supernatural melodrama of a woman’s misfortune and suffering interwoven with the legend of the Pasig. The legend itself is inspired by the immortal kundiman of the director’s brother, Nicanor Abelardo. The movie, released in 1950, starred screen legends Jose Padilla, Jr., Rebecca Gonzales, Teody Belarmino and Delia Razon.
A retired police sergeant has an unnatural stranglehold over his wife and daughter. His claustrophobically enclosed world is threatened when Santos finds herself pregnant and forced to marry a young man. Silayan attempts to extend his influence over his son-in-law, who resists; there is a confrontation…
A poor church photographer wanders into the harsh realities of life in the city of old Manila. His camera is stolen by a kid. He encounters intimidation in his search for the kid and goes through other misadventures.
Straker a Vietnam vet with a chip on his shoulder since his wife and daughter were killed in a home invasion. He is then recruited to go back to Vietnam to rescue some POW/MIA’s, including one Commander, Harrison. Figuring he has nothing to lose, he accepts the mission.