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Background: Lumiton was the first Argentinian film company, founded in 1931. During the 1940's, the Argentinian Cinema Golden Age, Lumiton became the most prominent studio around. Closed in 1952 due to political and economic problems.


Nicknames: "The Original Gongman", "Rank (General Film) Wasn't The 1st Gongman", "Gongman from Hell", "Scratchy Gongman", "Argentina Gongman".

Logo: In a darkly-lit room in black and white, we see a shirtless man with a mallet, moving slowly to hit a gong. When the man hits the gong, "Lumiton Presenta" in a signature font with a very wide glamour L, with presenta in a modern font under the logo, appears in white.

Variant: While technically not an official variant, some prints of the films they distributed (primarily VHS prints) feature distorted versions of the logo, possibly a result of film deterioration.

FX/SFX: It's all live action, without the addition of the text.

Music/Sounds: Sounds of a trumpet, and the gong.

Availability: In some Argentinian movies of the 1930's and 1940's like La muchachada de a bordo, Los muchachos de antes no usaban gomina, Ven... mi corazón te llama, La rubia del camino, El fabricante de estrellas, El cañonero de Gilés, Casamiento en Buenos Aires, Luna de miel en Río, Divorcio en Montevideo, Historia de crímenes, Mi amor eres túor Los verdes paraísoswhich can be seen on YouTube.