Film list based on year "1961" - 39 entry


  • Mira (1961)

    After her father passes away, Yanti works in a bar, the only job she can find, to pay for her sister, Mira’s, school tuition. A rumour about Yanti and the director of the bar starts, making Hendra, Yanti’s boyfriend, to distance himself from her and to turn Mira against her. Yanti is depressed and tries to…

  • Notaris Sulami (1961)

    (title translation: Sulami, the Public Notary) Sulami, the spinster, is bitchy, stubborn and feudal, yet she has a nice job as a notary. Sujarwo, who is doing business with the notary, is rumoured to be romantically involved with Sulami. But he actually falls in love with Yeti, Sulami’s niece.

  • Pagar Kawat Berduri (1961)

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    (title translation: Barbed Wire Fence) In a Dutch camp during the revolution, a number of fighters are taken as prisoners. Parman befriends Koenen, a Dutch officer, in order to gather some information, including the plan to murder Herman and Toto. Parman gives them pliers to cut the camp’s barbed wire. Then Herman escapes but Toto gets…

  • Panon Hideung (1961)

    In their second production after Karena Daster, Harapan Film still kept the same formula such as the comedian, Us Us, the beautiful Noortje Supandi, and several melodic tunes. Also a comedy, “Panon Hideung” is a popular Sundanese song adapted from a foreign tune.

  • Pesan Ibu (1961)

    (title translation: Mother's Wish) As the oldest of five children, Elly helps her mother to make ends meet for the family after father passes away. Then mother also passes away and Elly and her young siblings are thrown out of the house as she cannot afford the rent. The child of her landlord invites her to…

  • Sajem (Sebuah Kisah Dikota Kudus) (1961)

    (title translation: Sajem, A Story at Kudus) Anwar, the oldest son, works hard to pay for the school tuition of his four younger brothers after father dies. He forbids any of them to work, including Djoni and Basuki the university student. Meanwhile, the widowed mother works as a seamstress. Overworked, Anwar gets sick. Djoni wins a…

  • Seribu Langkah (1000 Langkah) (1961)

    (title translation: A Thousand Steps) Singers, Otman and Altas, are main suspects for a woman’s murder. To get their fingerprints, Sgt Sari is assigned to go undercover as a fan. Based on their fingerprints, Otman and Altas are arrested. But further investigation shows that they are innocent, and points the police to the real murderer, Toha,…

  • Si Kembar (1961)

    (title translation: The Twin) Dogol is an honest waiter and has a wife named Ijah. He always dreams of a luxurious life but his salary is never enough. One night, he receives an offer to act in a movie at Rp 100 a day. Dogol quits his job even though his wife forbids him to. But…

  • Toha, Pahlawan Bandung Selatan (1961)

    (title translation: Toha, Hero of Southern Bandung) This is the heroic story of Mochamad Toha, who successfully blew up a Dutch ammunition depot in Bandung and ruined their defences. Set in Bandung at the time of transition, between the departing Japanese and the incoming Dutch (who are supported by the British), Indonesians had to fight for…

  • Djumpa Diperjalanan (1961)

    (title translation: Rendezvous)