Film list based on year "1956" - 36 entry


  • Korupsi (1956)

    (title translation: Corruption) Muhammad is well known for being honest, but his wife and three children love the glamourous life. Things get worse when the girls find their future husbands. Lenny is engaged with Dahlan, Lastri with Bambang, and Lena with Harjono, a famous smuggler. Harjono, through Lena, manages to force Muhammad to embezzle state money.…

  • Melati Sendja (1956)

    (title translation: Jasmine at Dusk) Arman, a musician on the decline, returns to the hometown of his ex-girlfriend, Ida, who lives with Nanny. But Ida and Arman cannot get back together because of Ningsih. Using the excuse of reuniting the theatre group, Ningsih marries Arman. Later, Ida, who is a nurse, helps to deliver Ningsih’s baby…

  • Pegawai Negeri (1956)

    (title translation: Civil Servant) Many men ask for Rukmini’s hands in marriage, but Muhasim, her father, keeps on rejecting them. He wants a son-in-law who is a civil servant. Soma, an ex-soldier who is now a pedicab driver, pretends to be a civil servant. Muhasim naturally welcomes him openly, and Soma ends up marrying Rukmini. The…

  • Pemetjahan Poligami (1956)

    (title translation: The Solution to Polygamy) Bariah stays in the village because she is needed to run her father’s shop, while Tarmidi works in the city. In the city, he meets Widarti, who pressures him to ask Bariah for a divorce. Naturally, Tarmidi’s father declines his request, so he goes back to the city and tells…

  • Pesan Terachir (1956)

    Title translation: The Last Message Before her death, Lastri tells her husband, Wibowo, to marry Lasmi, her sister, Her message is held. But grief has not yet passed. One afternoon, coming a bitch to the house of Wibowo, who ias out of town. Lasmi greets her properly. Knowing this event, Wibowo directly expels Lasmi, because she…

  • Pilihlah Aku (1956)

    (title translation: Vote for Me) This film records the historic first general elections in 1955. It shows the comedic side of the event. For example, the candidates approach the tribune to give a speech on a kuda lumping (a fake horse made of leather). Although it seems silly, there is also the intention to satirise.

  • Putri Solo Kembali (1956)

    (title translation: The Return of Solo Princess)

  • Radja Karet dari Singapura (1956)

    (title translation: Rubber King from Singapore) A merchant, known as the “Rubber King”, arriving from Singapore, is confused with the identities of two comedians, Udel and Tjepot, in a newspaper report. The business partner of the “Rubber King” picks up Udel and Tjepot, while the committee takes the “Rubber King” to the Art Theatre. The situation…

  • Rini (1956)

    A journalist is so busy that he neglects his handicapped daughter, Rini. Fortunately, he has a loyal and kind-hearted servant. But one day, Rini is kidnapped. The situation deteriorates when Rini’s father is accused of corruption. But it ends happily, as the problems force the journalist to start making time for his daughter.

  • Saidjah Putri Pantai (1956)

    (title translation: Saidjah, the Beach Princess) A smuggler is killed, but his daughter, Saidjah, is still ostracized by the people of her fishing village. When she moves to the city, a family gives her shelter. This creates a conflict between Abas and his brother, Husni. Abas feels protective over her, while his younger brother can only…