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To support her paralytic father, Chato works as a utility girl for a burlesque star Virgie Nite. But when Virgie gets drunk on the night of her scheduled show, Chato pitches in for her. And... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vilma Santos ...
Chato / Czarina
Rosemarie Gil ...
Virgie Nite
Rolly Quizon ...
Leopoldo Salcedo ...
Mang Roque
Roldan Aquino ...
Joonee Gamboa ...
Louie Fernando
Chito Ponce Enrile ...
Attorney Perez (as Chito Ponce-Enrile)
Dexter Doria ...
Yolanda Luna ...
Celso Ad. Castillo ...
Attorney Adolfo
Estrella Kuenzler ...
Aling Menang
Pat Ilano
Mervyn Samson
G.V. Misa
Rio Locsin


To support her paralytic father, Chato works as a utility girl for a burlesque star Virgie Nite. But when Virgie gets drunk on the night of her scheduled show, Chato pitches in for her. And she becomes an instant sensation. Enthused by the initial acceptance of the audience, she defies her father's admonitions and presents herself to the manager. And thus, becoming the new burlesque queen. Written by Anonymous

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24 December 1977 (Philippines)  »

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Drama.A film by Celso ad castillo for Ian films
7 June 2000 | by (U.S.A) – See all my reviews

A film by Celso ad Castillo. Vilma Chato Rolly Jessie Rosemarie Virgie Nite Leopoldo salcedo..asMang Roque Joonie Louie

Chato a simple girl,earns a living by serving as a utilily girl for a burlesque star Virgie Nite.She is supporting a paralytic father. Virgie's lover leaves her for another girl,she becomes so frustrated that she drinks herself out on the night of her scheduled performance.Just every stage hand in Inday theater is frantic to bring back Virgie back to her senses, a mysterious girl appears on stage performing typical dance:chato obviously,she has been learning the trade from Virgie,she pitches in for Virgie ,only to appease furious crowd but the crowd loves her act,and Chato becomes an instant sensation.Mang Roque Chato's father learns about the incident and declares that he will sell his soul to the devil but never her daugther's body.Chato however is exceedingly enthused by her acceptance of the theater audience she presents herself to louie the theatre manager and christens her Tzarina,the young goddess.Chato carries a young romance w/ Jessie a typical rebellious youth,ignores his parents and elope w/ chato.their romance leads into a brief happy life and when his mother traces the couple makes him choose between Chato and the parents,He chooses the parents.Chato returns to the theater w/all the frustrations behind her,she succumbs into louie's invocations of arts in order to make her dance again but she is a few months on the family way, when she makes the grand performance,it becomes also her last.

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