Malvarosa

Malvarosa

MALVAROSA
Written by Clodualdo del Mundo
Illustrated by Fred Carrillo
Espesyal Komiks, 1957-1958

Malvarosa is the poignant story of a family’s struggles in life. It tells of Rosa who lives in the slums near the railroad tracks, with her mother and five brothers. Her mother wallows in guilt and depression, when her drunkard father is run over by a train. Though she is set to marry her fiancé, Rosa chooses to put her family’s needs before her own. Rosa’s brothers also carry their own burdens, except for one, the youngest, Avelino who helps Rosa shoulder the weight of the family’s problems.

Movie Adaptation
Stars Charito Solis, Leroy Salvador, Carlos Padilla, Jr., Eddie Rodriguez, Rebecca del Rio, Vic Silayan, Vic Diaz, Johnny Reyes, Rey Ruiz
Directed by Gregorio Fernandez
LVN Pictures, 1958