Patayin Mo Sa Sindak Si Barbara
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|Patayin Mo Sa Sindak Si Barbara|
|Directed by||Celso Ad Castillo|
|Screenplay by||Mike Relon Makiling|
|Story by||Celso Ad Castillo|
|Music by||Ernani Cuenco|
|August 17, 1974|
Barbara (Roces) has always been overly indulgent of her little sister, Ruth's every whim. Years later, Barbara meets and falls in love with Nick (Rivero), who is smitten with her. But the spoiled Ruth (Ortiz) confesses to her older sister that she too is in love with Nick and threatens to kill herself if he does not marry her. So with a heavy heart, Barbara once again accommodates Ruth's demands and convinces Nick to court her younger sister instead. In a twisted act of devotion, Nick reluctantly agrees to marry Ruth, to prove his love for Barbara. After the wedding, Barbara decides to start a new life abroad, to give Nick a chance to fall in love with Ruth and for Barbara to get over her feelings for him.
Her past comes back to haunt her when Barbara receives news that her younger sister has killed herself and was witnessed by Ruth's only daughter Karen (Esguerra). Barbara immediately returns to the Philippines to mourn her sister and comfort her unstable niece. Upon Barbara's return, she learns the reason surrounding Ruth's mysterious death.
Throughout their marriage, Ruth felt that Nick never loved her, but harboured feelings for her sister. In a state of paranoid delusion, she suspects that Nick was having an affair and used his business trips to the States as an excuse to rendezvous with Barbara. In a jealous rage, she commits suicide and haunts the household through a doll to exact revenge on everyone who wronged her.
Cast and characters
- Susan Roces as Barbara
- Rosanna Ortiz as Ruth
- Dante Rivero as Fritz
- Mary Walter as Benita
- Beth Manlongat as Karen
- Edna Diaz as Erlyn
- Ellen Esguerra as Ms. Esguerra
- Angie Ferro as Beatriz
- Venchito Galvez
- Rosa Santos
In 2008, ABS-CBN bought the rights to remake the cult classic as a primetime TV Series starring Kris Aquino as Barbara for Sineserye Presents: The Susan Roces Cinema Collection, an anthology series that adapted three of Roces' well-known films for television. The program debuted with a 38.1% rating, becoming the first television remake in the Philippines with honors of a high rating.
- Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara (film) - a 1995 remake of the 1974 film.
- Patayin Sa Sindak Si Barbara (TV series) - a Filipino TV series based on the 1974 film.