Pontianak’s Curse (Sumpah Pontianak)

1958

Synopsis

Chomel the Pontianak has had her powers crippled by a nail driven through her neck. Despite being incapicitated, suspicion falls on Chomel among the spate of deaths in a village. Missing her mother, Maria leaves home to find Chomel, resulting in a comedic search for Maria herself, headed by her husband and other village men. Unknown to all, there are dangers more fearsome than the Pontianak out there.

Director: B.N. Rao
Release Year: 1958
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama
Language: Malay
Producer: Cathay Organisation, Keris Film Production, Ho Ah Loke 
Rating: PG
Runtime: 23m00s
Production Country: Singapore
Accession No: 2017-D-1000589
Availability: library@esplanade, Lee Kong Chian Reference Library

Cast List:

  • Maria Menado
  • Mustapha Maarof
  • Salmah Ahmad
  • Shariff Medan
  • S.M. Wahid
  • Puteh Lawak
  • Amat Sentol

Crew:

  • Director of Photography - Laurie Friedman
  • Sound Recordist - Chua Hung Boon
  • Sound Recordist - Chai Yong Chang
  • Art Director - J.S. Antony
  • Editing - Hussain Haniff
  • Processing - Kang Kee Chye
  • Music - Zubir Said
  • Story - A. Razak
  • Dialogue - Hamza
  • Assistant Director - Saleh Ghani
  • Assistant Cameraman - Wong Wah
  • Assistant Cameraman - Daud Yussoff
  • Assistant Soundman - Lin Yong San
  • Assistant Art Director - K. Rajoo
  • Assistant Editor - G. Peterson
  • Assistant Continuity Clerk - Razak Haron
  • Production Executive - W.S. Hoalim
  • Studio Manager - E.B. David

Keywords:

  • Activities - Singing, Sweeping, Leaving Home, Sepak Takraw, Fighting, Flying
  • Places - Village, Forest, Kampong
  • Subject Matter - Disappearance, Search, Malay Kampong
  • Emotions - Fear
  • People - Village Chief, Satay Seller, Villagers, Pontianak, Victim
  • Relationships - Mother/Daughter
  • Themes - Sacrifice, Family
  • Musical Instruments - Gambus