The Moises Padilla Story

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The Moises Padilla Story
Moises Padilla Story.jpg
Poster for the film
Directed byGerardo de León
Written byCesar Amigo
Leon O. Ty
StarringLeopoldo Salcedo
Edited byTeofilo de Leon
Release date
  • 1961 (1961)

The Moises Padilla Story is a 1961 Philippine drama film directed by Gerardo de León. The film was selected as the Philippine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 34th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.[1] The film exists today but is in need of restoration.[2]

The film is a biography of a Negros Occidental mayoral candidate who in 1951, was tortured and murdered by the private army of the provincial governor after he had refused to withdraw his candidacy.[3]



  1. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  2. ^ "Finally, a national film archive". Retrieved 2 February 2011.
  3. ^ "People v. Lacson, et al., G.R. No. L-18188, 13 February 1961". - Arellano University. Supreme Court of the Philippines. 13 February 1961. Retrieved 27 January 2008.

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