(Published in The Weekly Nation Magazine, September 4, 1967)
SAMPAGUITA Pictures’ To Love Again, Alex (Eddie Gutierrez), a star reporter and
confirmed playboy, and Jim (Romeo Rivera) are close friends from way back who
share an apartment with Boy (Boy Alano), Alex’s sidekick, who aids and abets
him in his playboy pranks.
One day, after a gay party the night
before in which he is disabled, Jim forces Alex to pinchhit for him at a date
with the object of his affection, Delia (Susan Roces).Alex takes Bella (Bella Flores), one of his
girl friends, with him to Bella’s party so he won’t be bored as he expects to
To his pleasant surprise, Delia turns out
to be the most beautiful girl he has ever seen, and he promptly tries to
monopolize her the whole evening, much to Bella’s disgust.On the other hand, Delia is amused, not
repelled, by his open admiration.
From hereon, Alex woes Delia with
determination.He enlists Boy’s help in
sidetracking Jim.The latter gets mad he
provokes a fight in which he is bested by Alex.
Delia falls in love with Alex because of
his engaging charms and in spite of herself.But Jim warns her about Alex’s philandering ways and even names his girl
friends and their addresses.
Delia decides to teach Alex a lesson by gathering these girls together
and confronting him.Though momentarily
taken aback, Alex surprises Delia and the girls with a formal proposal of
marriage to Delia.Delia, realizing his
sincerity, accepts his proposal.
Their marriage is one long honeymoon, with
Alex turning a new leaf now that he has found his true love.But their happiness is short-lived when Alex
gets orders to cover the war in Vietnam.
day Delia’s world explodes when she receives news that Alex has been reported
missing.She suffers a stroke, and the
doctor diagnoses a serious heart ailment.
Alex dead or alive?Will Delia
recover?What role will Dina, Delia’s
twin sister (Susan Roces) who came from abroad, play in the story?
To Love Again is directed by Mar S. Torres
in Eastman color.