VICTORY JOE (1946) is a romantic comedy where two military officers, Bob, an American (Art Cantrell), and Eduardo, a Filipino (Rogelio de la Rosa) vie for the love of Rosie (Norma Blancaflor), a pretty provincial girl. Believing that her boyfriend has been killed in the war, Rosie becomes receptive to being courted by Bob, and she becomes the object of gossip. Barely a year had passed since the end of the War in the Pacific, and the country was teeming with American soldiers. Filipinas who went around with American G.I.s in their jeeps were called ‘jeep girls’ or ‘hanggang piyer lamang.’ The film also shows Manila right after the war’s end, largely in ruins. Significant comic spice is injected by Monang Carvajal who is enthralled by anything American, and Jose Cris Soto, who becomes Bob’s Filipino gofer.