Film list based on year "1951" - 40 entry


  • Pahlawan (1951)

    (title translation: Hero) After Dul and Atmo’s unsuccessful journey to the city, the two return to the village and join the army. They are acquainted with Kusna and her sister Kusni. Kusna is courted by Budiman, the army sergeant. The girls' father, Corporal Kasar, likes Dul and Atmo, while Kasar's wife favours Sergeant Budiman. Budiman's attitude…

  • Pelarian dari Pagar Besi (1951)

    (title translation: The Runaways from Pagar Besi Prison) Five convicts escape from Pagar Besi prison, but Jarim returns. Joyo who is filled with uncertainty leaves his newly pregnant wife. The rest of the runaways are Tirtawinata, Karmin and Surya. Joyo's son, Gunarso is engaged to Tirtawinata's daughter, Juwita, though she is actually involved with Surya's son,…

  • Pembalasan (1951)

    (title translation: Retaliation) Sambas, a poor young man, loves Irawati. Although there is a rich man who finds Irawati attractive, she chooses Sambas instead. Meanwhile, another rich young man, Saiful, is in love with Nani, the daughter of the food stall owner. There is also Sucipto who wants to take over Saiful's father, Haji Jamal's fortune.…

  • Rindu (1951)

    (title translation: The Longing) In the beginning Kusuma only concentrated on his business as a trader. But he experiences an emotional change after meeting Rokhiati. They soon marry and their family life runs well, until Rokhiati dies from a cardiac arrest. Then Kusuma’s sister, Elly, introduces him to Sundari who looks similar to Rokhiati. His emotions…

  • Rumah Hantu (1951)

    (title translation: Haunted House) Tempted by Atmo’s stories of life in the city, Dul leaves his village. In the city, both men stay with Moh. After they spend their entire allowance, they start to look for jobs. But they never manage to stay long in one job, and are always fired for making mistakes. Amidst this…

  • Selamat Berdjuang, Masku! (1951)

    (title translation: Fight for Our Country, My Love!) During the revolutionary war, only Herman appears to be actually struggling for the noble cause. Parmi, his lover stays on his side. His friends’ mischievous ways are upstaged when Indonesia gains full sovereignty in 1950. They savor the fruits of the struggle, sometimes even through hypocrisy. Wuryanto even…

  • Sepandjang Malioboro (1951)

    (title translation: Malioboro Street) Hartoyo and Sanusi become good friends while in the Indonesian military forces. They are both in charge of developing the island of Harapan. Sanusi’s younger sister, Aesah, is Hartoyo’s girlfriend. After Hartoyo and Sanusi leave for Harapan Island, Aesah’s mother passed away. And then she also receives news that Sanusi has died…

  • Seruni Laju (1951)

    (title translation: Seruni's Struggle) Finally, Seruni and Herlan get married, although they are not yet psychologically mature. When their child falls ill and dies, Seruni almost commits suicide. Her condition is exacerbated by her groundless jealousy towards Herlan’s friendship with Maya. When it is learned that Maya is already engaged to someone else, peace reigns again…

  • Si Pintjang (1951)

    (title translation: The Cripple) Giman is born a cripple, in an established family of farmers. His father and brother are forced to join the romusha (forced labourers) during the Japanese occupation. Indonesia gains independence in 1945, but the Dutch tries to take it back as a colony. Giman’s grandmother is killed during an air strike. In…

  • Siti Aminah (1951)

    This film depicts a love triangle and the world of street-busking. A busker falls in love with another woman but then returns to his wife and gains her acceptance. This is after the wife has to live in poverty, while the husband lives in comfort with the other woman.