Singapore Film Locations Archive

Filmography (1950 – 1959)

This is a list of film titles that were released between 1950 – 1959 and produced in Singapore, or featured places and spaces in Singapore.

* denotes a title that is in the video collection of the Singapore Film Locations Archive
# denotes a title with film location review (click the link to read review)
[s] denotes a short film
[f] denotes a feature film

Year of Release / Original Title / English Title / Director / Production Co.

1950 / Rachun Dunia / Poisoned World / B.S. Rajhans / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1950 / Bakti / – / L. Krishnan / Malay Film Productions [f]
1950 / Dewi Murni / Goddess of Purity / B.S. Rajhans / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1950 / Kembar / Twin Sisters / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions n *#[f]
1950 / Takdir Ilahi / The Will of God / L. Krishnan / Malay Film Productions [f]
1950 / Aloha / – / B.S. Rajhans / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1950 / Samadhi / – / Ramesh Saigal / Filmistan Ltd. *[f]
1950 / Men of the World / – / Ronald Clark / Crown Film Unit [s]
1950 / Citizen of Singapore / – / Brian Salt / Gaumont British Instructional [s]

1951 / Pembalasan / Revenge / L. Krishnan / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1951 / Berdosa / Sinner / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions [f]
1951 / Bapa Saya / My Father / B. S. Rajhans / Malay Film Productions [f]
1951 / Pelangi / Rainbow/ Naz Achnas) / Nusantara [f]
1951 / Pulau Mutiara / Pearl Island / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions [f]
1951 / Penghidupan / Life / L. Krishnan / Malay Film Productions [f]
1951 / Sejoli / Lovebirds / B. S. Rajhans / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1951 / Rayuan Sukma / Call of the Soul / L. Krishnan / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1951 / Juwita / – / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1951 / Derita / Anguish / L. Krishnan / Malay Film Productions [f]
1951 / Manusia / Mankind / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions [f]
1951 / Perkawinan Rahsia / Secret Wedding / Hsu Chiao Meng & Armaya (A. R. Tompel) / Nusantara [f]
1951 / Norma / – / Armaya (A. R. Tompel) / Nusantara [f]
1951 / Alien Orders / – / – / Crown Film Unit [s]
1951 / Singapore: A Study of a Port / – / Brian Salt / Gaumont British Instructional [s]

1952 / Shorga Dunia / Heaven on Earth / B. S. Rajhans / Malay Film Productions [f]
1952 / Aladdin / – / B. S. Rajhans / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1952 / Antara Senyum dan Tangis / Twixt Smiles and Tears / L. Krishnan / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1952 / Jiwa Lara / A Heartbroken Soul / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1952 / Anjoran Nasib / A Twist of Fate / B. S. Rajhans / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1952 / Permata Di-Perlimbahan / Jewel in the Slum / Haji Mahadi / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1952 / Gadis Peladang / Farmer Girl / B. S. Rajhans/ Malay Film Productions [f]
1952 / Tas Tangan Wanita / A Woman’s Handbag / L. Krishnan / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1952 / Patah Hati / Broken Heart / K. M. Basker / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1952 / Chinta Murni / Pure Love / Armaya (A R Tompel) / Nusantara [f]
1952 / Sedarah / Family / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1952 / Yatim Piatu / Orphan / B. S. Rajhans / Malay Film Productions [f]
1952 / Lupa Daratan / Delirious / L. Krishnan/ Malay Film Productions [f]
1952 / Miskin / Poor / K. M. Basker / Malay Film Productions [f]
1952 / Sesal Tak Sudah / Neverending Regret / Armaya (A. R. Tompel) / Nusantara [f]

1953 / Untok Sesuap Nasi / For A Mouthful of Rice / L. Krishnan / Rimau [f]
1953 / Chemburu / Jealous / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions [f]
1953 / Budi Mulia / Noble Character / M. Wijaya (Hsu Chiao Meng) / Nusantara [f]
1953 / Raja Sahari / King For A Day / B. S. Rajhans / Malay Film Productions [f]
1953 / Putus Harapan / Hopeless / B. N. Rao / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1953 / Seniati / Artiste / Armaya (A. R. Tompel) / Nusantara [f]
1953 / Hati Iblis / Devil’s Heart / K. M. Basker / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1953 / Ramlee Ramlah / – / Jaafar Wiryo / Keris [f]
1953 / Ibu / Mother / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1953 / Istana Impian / Dream Palace / V. Girimaji
1953 / Hujan Panas / Drizzle on a Hot Day / B. N. Rao
1953 / Ayer Mata / Tears / K. M. Basker / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1953 / Bunga Perchintaan / Romantic Flowers / L. Krishnan / United Film Productions [f]
1953 / Kerana Kau / Because of You / K. R. S. Shastry / Malay Film Productions [f]
1953 / Sangsara / Agony / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1953 / Siapa Salah? / Who is Guilty? / B. N. Rao / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1953 / Buloh Perindu / The Magic Flute / B. S. Rajhans / Keris [f]
1953 / Mangsa / Victim / K. M. Basker / Malay Film Productions [f]
1953 / Operation Malaya a.k.a. Terror in the Jungle / David MacDonald *#[f]
1953 / Kampong Sentosa / – / B. Reeves Eason / Sound Masters Inc. [f]
1953 / 星嘉坡故事 / The Singapore Story / B. Reeves Eason / Sound Masters Inc. *[f]

1953(?) / Setia / Faithful / A. C. Simmons / Keris [f]
1953(?) / Berbahagia Di-Singapura / Happy in Singapore / Jaafar Wiryo / Keris [f]
1953(?) / Kampong Nelayan (or ‘Nelayan’) / Fishermen’s Village / Jaafar Wiryo & S. Roomai Noor / Keris [f]
1953(?) / Pachar Puteh / White Pimpernel / Naz Achnas / Nusantara [f]
1953(?) / Dian / Torch / Naz Achnas / Nusantara [f]

1954 / Arjuna / – / V. Girimaji / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1954 / Nafsu / Temptation / L. Krishnan / Keris [f]
1954 / Dahlia / – / B. S. Rajhans / Keris [f]
1954 / Gelora Hidup / Life’s Turbulence / B. N. Rao / Malay Film Productions [f]
1954 / Iman / Faith / K. R. S Shastry / Malay Film Productions *f]
1954 / Terang Bulan Di-Malaya / Full Moon in Malaya / B. S. Rajhans / Keris [f]
1954 / Panggilan Pulau / Call of the Island / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1954 / Perjodohan / Matchmade / B. N. Rao / Malay Film Productions [f]
1954 / Pawang / Soothsayer / K. M. Basker / Malay Film Productions [f]
1954 / Tangisan Ibu / Mother’s Grief / L. Krishnan / Keris [f]
1954 / Kechewa / Disappointment / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions [f]
1954 / Angin Berpesan / Whispering Wind / Naz Achnas / United Film Productions, South-east Asia Film Co. [f]
1954 / Insaf / Repentance / B. S Rajhans / Keris [f]
1954 / Jasa / Good Deeds / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions [f]
1954 / Merana / Languish / B. N. Rao / Malay Film Productions [f]
1954 / Pertarohan / A Gamble / L. Krishnan / Keris [f]
1954 / Yoke Heng’s Story / – / Brian Salt / Malayan Film Unit [s]
1954 / 恩情深似海 / Love Deep As The Sea / But Fu 毕虎 / 万利公司 Ban Lee Film Co. [f]
1954 / 槟城艳 / Belle in Penang / Lee Tit 李铁 / 植利影业公司 Zhili Film Co. *#[f]
1954 / 马来亚之恋 / Malaya Love Affair / Tsi Lo-lin 紫罗莲 / 紫罗莲影片公司 Tsi Lo-lin Film Co. *#[f]
1954 / 海角芳魂 / Shadows of Love / Wong Ho 王豪 / 海燕影业公司 Hai Yen Film Co. [f]

1955 / Menchari Jodoh / Sweetheart Quest / M. Wijaya (Hsu Chiao Meng) / Nusantara [f]
1955 / Sehati Serasa / One at Heart / Armaya (A. R. Tompel) / Nusantara [f]
1955 / Kasih Menumpang / Loving Another / L. Krishnan / Keris, Shah Film [f]
1955 / Kipas Hikmat / Magic Fan / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1955 / Insan / Human Being / K. M. Basker / Malay Film Productions [f]
1955 / Ampat Istri / Four Wives / B. S. Rajhans / Keris [f]
1955 / Abu Hassan Penchuri / Abu Hassan the Thief / B. N. Rao / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1955 / Selamat Hari Raya / Festive Greetings / L. Krishnan / Keris [f]
1955 / Jubah Hitam / Black Cloak / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions [f]
1955 / Elephant Girl (Gadis Liar) / – / Eddy Infante / Shaws, Malay Film Productions [f]
1955 / Duka Nestapa / Deep Sorrow / L. Krishnan / Keris [f]
1955 / Roh Membela / Revenge of the Spirit / B. N. Rao / Malay Film Productions [f]
1955 / Chinta Abadi / Eternal Love / Jaafar Wiryo & S. Roomai Noor / Keris [f]
1955 / Saudaraku / My Brothers and Sisters / Laurie Friedman / Keris [f]
1955 / Penarek Becha / Trishaw Puller / P. Ramlee / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1955 / Menyerah / Surrender / K. M. Basker / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1955 / Irama Kaseh / Rhythm of Love / Laurie Friedman / Keris [f]
1955 / Mutiara Dari Malaya / Pearl of Malaya / Laurie Friedman / Keris [f]
1955 / Selamat Tinggal Kekaseh-Ku / Goodbye My Love / L. Krishnan / Keris [f]
1955 / Returned With Thanks / – / Brian Salt / Malayan Film Unit [s]
1955 / Singapore Chooses A Government / – / – / Malayan Film Unit [s]
1955 / Singapore: The First Four Hundred / – / Zain B. Hussain / Malayan Film Unit [s]
1955 / 遥远寄相思 / Lovesickness Sent From Afar / Hsu Chiao Meng & Yao Ping 徐蕉明,姚萍 / 南方制片厂 (Nusantara) [f]
1955 / 馥兰姐姐 / Mother Dearest / Mok Hong-see 莫康时 / Liberty Film Co. 自由影业公司 [f]
1955 / 星岛红船 / The Opera Boat in Singapore / Ku Wen Chung 顾文宗 / Shaws [f]

1956 / Bernoda / Tainted / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions [f]
1956 / Hang Tuah / – / Phani Majumdar / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1956 / Azan / The Hand of God / L. Krishnan / Keris [f]
1956 / Penchuri / Thief / K. M. Basker / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1956 / Adek Ku / Two Brothers / B. N. Rao / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1956 / Ribut / Storm / K. M. Basker / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1956 / Mega Mendong / Ominous Clouds / L. Krishnan / Keris [f]
1956 / Semerah Padi / – / P. Ramlee / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1956 / Keluarga Tolol / Family of the Fool / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions [f]
1956 / Keadilan Ilahi / Divine Justice / K. M. Basker / Malay Film Productions [f]
1956 / Dondang Sayang / Love Song / L. Krishnan / Keris [f]
1956 / Bunga Pesta / Party Flower / B. N. Rao / Malay Film Productions [s]
1956 / Anak-Ku Sazali / My Son Sazali / Phani Majumdar / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1956 / Adam / – / S. Roomai Noor / Keris [f]
1956 / A Town Like Alice (a.k.a. Rape of Malaya) / – / Jack Lee / Vic Film *#[f]
1956 / Scope Gem series: Crossroads of the World / – / André de la Varre / Warner Brothers [s]
1956 / Malayan University / – / Osman Shamsudin / Malayan Film Unit [s]
1956 / Singapore, The Emporium / – / Zain B. Hussain / Malayan Film Unit [s]
1956 / 森林之女 / Jungle Girl / Li Ti 李铁 / Zong Yi Film Co. 综艺影业公司 [f]
1956 / 风雨牛车水 / Rainstorm in Chinatown / Yan Jun 严俊 / Cathay 国泰 [f]
1956 / 星洲艳迹 / Romance in Singapore / Lam Chuen 林川 / Cathay 国泰 [f]
1956 / 零雁 / A Lonely Heart / Doe Ching 陶秦 / Shaws [f]

1957 / Salah Sangka / Misunderstanding / B. N. Rao / Keris [f]
1957 / Putera Bertopeng / The Masked Prince / K. M. Basker / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1957 / Belantara / Adventure in the Jungle / S. Ramanathan / Malay Film Productions [f]
1957 / Pontianak / – / B. N. Rao / Keris [f]
1957 / Pancha Delima / The Snake Prince / P. Ramlee / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1957 / Mogok / On Strike / K. M. Basker / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1957 / Dendam Pontianak / The Revenge of Pontianak / B. N. Rao / Keris [f]
1957 / Kaseh Sayang / Love and Devotion / Phani Majumdar / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1957 / Seruan Darah / The Call of Blood / Chow Cheng Kok / Malay Film Productions [f]
1957 / Kembali Saorang / One Came Back / Ramon Estella / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1957 / Long House (or ‘Rumah Panjang’) / Phani Majumdar / Malay Film Productions [f]
1957 / Bujang Lapok / The Mouldy Bachelors / P. Ramlee / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1957 / Hantu Jerangkong / The Skull Ghost / K.M. Basker / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1957 / Taufan / Typhoon / T. C. Santos / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1957 / Singapore – The Lion City / – / Osman Haji Shamsudin / Malayan Film Unit *[s]
1957 / Assignment: Southeast Asia (TV Documentary) / – / Robert D. Graff (producer) / NBC-TV [f]
1957 / Malaya: Land of Tin and Rubber / – / Bill Deneen / Encyclopaedia Britannica Films [s]
1957 / 唐山阿嫂 / China Wife / Chan Man 陈文 / Kong Ngee 光艺 *#[f]
1957 / 椰林月 / Moon Over Malaya / Chun Kim 秦剑 & Chor Yuen 楚原 / Kong Ngee 光艺 *#[f]

1958 / Anak Pontianak / Son of Pontianak / Ramon Estella / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1958 / Orang Minyak / The Oily Man / L. Krishnan / Cathay Keris [f]
1958 / Masharakat Pinchang / Imperfect Society / Phani Majumdar / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1958 / Sumpah Pontianak / The Curse of Pontianak / B. N. Rao / Cathay-Keris *#[f]
1958 / Sumpah Orang Minyak / Curse of the Oily Man / P. Ramlee / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1958 / Chinta Gadis Rimba / Virgin of Borneo / L. Krishnan / Cathay-Keris [f]
1958 / Che Mamat Parang Tajam / Che Mamat Sharp Machete / S. Roomai Noor / Cathay-Keris [f]
1958 / Azimat / The Seal of Solomon / Rolf Bayer / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1958 / Sri Menanti (马来风月) / Moon Over Malaya / Phani Majumdar 马纯岱 / Malay Film Productions [f]
1958 / Orang Lichin / The Elusive Man / L. Krishnan / Cathay-Keris [f]
1958 / Doctor / – / Phani Majumdar / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1958 / Selendang Delima / Pomegranate Shawl / K. M. Basker / Cathay-Keris [f]
1958 / Sergeant Hassan / – / Lamberto Avellana / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1958 / Gergasi / Giant / Dhiresh Ghosh / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1958 / Kaki Kuda / Horse Leg / Kidar Sharma / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1958 / Satay / – / K. M. Basker / Cathay-Keris *#[f]
1958 / Serangan Orang Minyak / The Oily Man Strikes Again / L. Krishnan / Cathay-Keris *#[f]
1958 / Mata Hari / The Rape of Malaya / Ramon Estella / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1958 / Hantu Kubor / The Grave-Ghost / Chow Cheng Kok / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1958 / City Council / – / – / Cathay Film Services (for Singapore City Council) [s]
1958 / Four Point Driveway Service Training / – / – / Cathay Film Services (for Shell Co. of Singapore) [s]
1958 / MobilGas Economy Run / – / – / Cathay Film Services (for Standard Vacuum Oil Co.) [s]
1958 / 山下奉文宝藏 / The Treasure of General Yamashita / Chapman Ho 何泽民 / Zhongguo Film Co. 中国影业有限公司 [f]
1958 / 空中小姐 / Air Hostess / Evan Yang 易文 / MP&GI *#[f]
1958 / 大马戏团 / Circus / Phani Majumdar 马纯岱 / Shaw Brothers [f]
1958 / 醉打金枝 / Taming of the Princess / Hsu Chiao Meng 徐蕉明 / Hong Kong United 港联有限公司 [f]

1959 / Pendekar Bujang Lapok / The Bachelor Warriors / P. Ramlee / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1959 / Bawang Puteh Bawang Merah / Garlic & Shallots / S. Roomai Noor / Cathay-Keris *#[f]
1959 / Saudagar Minyak Urat / Love Crazy / Ramon Estella/ Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1959 / Batu Belah Batu Bertangkup / The Devouring Rock / Jamil Sulong / Malay Film Productions *#[f]
1959 / Mahsuri / The Maid of Langkawi / B. N. Rao / Cathay-Keris *[f]
1959 / Samseng / Gangster / Ramon Estella / Malay Film Productions [f]
1959 / Puteri Gunong Banang / The Princess of Mount Banang / Dhiresh Ghosh / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1959 / Rasa Sayang Eh / Feeling of Love / L. Krishnan / Cathay-Keris *[f]
1959 / Musang Berjanggut / The Bearded Civet / P. Ramlee / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1959 / Raden Mas / – / L. Krishnan / Cathay-Keris *#[f]
1959 / Raja Laksamana Bintan / The Prince of Bintan / Jamil Sulong / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1959 / Jula Juli Bintang Tiga / Jula Juli the Third Star / B. N. Rao / Cathay Keris *#[f]
1959 / Dandan Setia / Loyal Dandan / Dhiresh Ghosh / Malay Film Productions *[f]
1959 / Korban Fitnah / Victim of Slander / P. L. Kapur (Usmar Ismail) / Maria Menado Productions, Cathay Keris *[f]
1959 / Nujum Pa’ Blalang / Father Grasshopper the Astrologer / P. Ramlee
1959 / Singapore Elections / – / – / Cathay Film Services (for Government Information Services) [s]
1959 / Election Celebrations / – / – / Cathay Film Services (for Government Information Services) [s]
1959 / Forward with the People / – / – / Cathay Film Services (for Ministry of Culture) [s]
1959 / Salute to Freedom / – / – / Cathay Film Services (for Cathay Organisation) [s]
1959 / Introducing the Ministers / – / – / Cathay Film Services (for Government Information Services) [s]
1959 / Good Landlord / – / – / Cathay Film Services (for UK Regional Information Office) [s]
1959 / Burmese Boxers in Singapore / – / – / Cathay Film Services (for UK Regional Information Office) [s]
1959 / Prince Philip in Singapore / – / – / Cathay Film Services (for Cathay Organisation) [s]
1959 / Your Health / – / – / Cathay Film Services (for Ministry of Health) [s]
1959 / Peter Voss, der Held des Tages / Peter Voss, Hero of the Day / Georg Marischka / Kurt Ulrich Film Produktion *#[f]
1959 / Whicker’s World – Six Films of Six Places: Singapore (TV documentary) / – / Alan Whicker (Presenter) / BBC *#[s]
1959 / Seven League Boots: Sin, Smoke and Singapore (TV documentary series) / – / Jack Douglas (narrator) / Screen Gems Inc. [s]
1959 / While Angels Watch / – / David Villiers / Ronald H. Riley Productions, Army Kinema Corporation [s]
1959 / 星岛芳踪 / Black Gold / Rolf Bayer 罗富拜尔 / Shaw Brothers [f]
1959 / 独立桥之恋 / The Merdeka Bridge / Chow Sze-luk 周诗禄 / Shaw Brothers (H.K.) [f]
1959 / 过埠新娘 / Bride From Another Town / Chow Sze-luk 周诗禄 / Shaw Brothers (H.K.) [f]
1959 / 榴莲飘香 / When Durians Bloom / Chow Sze-luk 周诗禄, Ng Tan 吴丹 / Shaw Brothers (H.K.) [f]
1959 / 假正经 / The Frivolous Professor / Chan Yik-ching 陈翼青 / Huan Qiu Film Co. 环球制片公司 [f]
1959 / 马来亚之恋 / Love Happened in Malaya / Chan Yik-ching 陈翼青, Chen Lieh 陈列/ Eng Wah 荣华 [f]
1959 / 新加坡小姐 / Miss Singapore / Yuen Chau-fung 袁秋枫 / Eng Wah 荣华 [f]
1959 / 星月争辉 / Love For You / Han Hyeong-mo 韩滢模 / Liberty Film Co. 自由影业公司 [f]
1959 / 幸福之门 / Door of Prosperity / Hsu Chiao Meng 徐蕉明 / Wan Lee Film Co. 万里影业公司 [f]

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