The Passionate Strangers

The Passionate Strangers is a 1968[1] Philippine film produced by M. J. Parsons and was written and directed by Eddie Romero. Cesar Amigo and Reuben Canoy developed the story, and Eddie Romero wrote the screenplay. Nestor Robles created the soundtrack for the film. It starred Michael Parsons, Mario Montenegro and Vic Diaz.[1][2][3] Turner Classic Movies states the film was released in the United States in 1968 with a 78 minute running time.[1]

The Passionate Strangers
Directed byEddie Romero
Produced byM. J. Parsons
StarringMichael Parsons
Vic Diaz
Volora Noland
Mario Montenegro
Music byNestor Robles
CinematographyJusto Paulino
Edited byBen Barcelon
MJP Productions
Distributed byRAF Industries
Release date
Running time
78 minutes


When an old man who was working to settle a local labor dispute is murdered and his body is left lying along a roadside, everyone assumes the unsolved killing was ordered by union officials, and a riot ensues among the workers. In actuality, the old man was killed by a jealous husband named Adam Courtney (Michael Parsons) who was questioning him to learn if the old man's nephew was his wife's secret lover. A young boy is later charged with the murder, and the boy's friend Yoyong (who is the town drunk) begs Mr. Courtney to confess. Courtney's wife Margaret tells him to tell everyone that she was cheating on him and that the killing was accidental, but Courtney refuses to tell anyone in the town about her illicit relationship. He winds up being stabbed to death by Yoyong, which puts a quick end to the matter.


  • Michael Parsons as Mr. Courtney
  • Volora Noland as his wife Margaret
  • Jose Dagumboy as Yoyong the drunk
  • Mario Montenegro
  • Butch Aquino
  • Vic Diaz as the lawyer
  • Celia Rodriguez
  • Bong Calumpang as the young boy
  • Claude Wilson
  • Cesar Aguilar [1]


  1. "The Passionate Strangers (1968) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 1 August 2018.
  2. Leavold, Andrew (2006). "Strong Coffee with a National Treasure:An Interview with Eddie Romero". Cashiers du Cinemart.
  3. SERVER, LEE; ROMERO, EDDIE (1 August 1999). "EDDIE ROMERO: our man in manila". Film Comment. 35 (2): 44–51. JSTOR 43455360.

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