Jamonte, Franco


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Jamonte, Franco

Post by PeplumParadise » 18/12/2021, 12:04

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Franco Jamonte in Caterina di Russia (1963)
Franco Jamonte was a small-part character actor, active in Italian films from the start of the 1950's until the early 1970's.

No biographical details are currently known.

Some notes from his IMDb page tell us he was 1.8m (5' 11") tall and that he appeared in many fotoromanzi, notably as a gangster in the Killing series. From his profile in the Killing fotoromanzi we are told that he was aged 49 in 1967, so he was presumably born around 1918.

He was yet another actor whose name fell victim to those credit writers who couldn't distinguish between the letters "I" and "J", with the spellings of his surname being split about 50/50.

I have found a few undocumented roles for Franco, so I'm sure there must be more to be found, particularly as there are some large gaps in his filmography. It could also be possible there are some early roles to be found.

Filmography
1950
  1. Il brigante Musolino .... role? (uncredited)
  2. Le sei mogli di Barbablù .... Father of the bride (uncredited)
  3. Luci del varietà .... Man in Galleria Colonna (uncredited)
  4. Totò sceicco .... Ali Baba (uncredited)

    1951
  5. Il capitano nero .... role? (credited)
  6. La vendetta di Aquila Nera .... Ilya (credited)
  7. Mamma mia, che impressione! .... Race official (uncredited)

    1952
  8. Altri tempi .... Officer (uncredited)
  9. Cuore forestiero .... Giorgio (credited as "Franco Iamonte")
  10. Il bandolero stanco .... Fred (credited as "Franco Iamonte")
  11. La muta di Portici .... Palumbo (credited)

    1954
  12. L'arte di arrangiarsi .... Pizzaro (credited as "Franco Iamonte")
  13. La Luciana .... Member of the contraband gang (credited)
  14. Papà Pacifico .... Officer (uncredited)
  15. Piscatore 'e Pusilleco .... Fisherman with child (uncredited)
  16. Una parigina a Roma .... Friend of Fiorella (uncredited)

    1955
  17. La ladra .... Nino (credited)
  18. Le avventure di Giacomo Casanova .... Alonzo (credited as "Franco Iamonte")
  19. Piccola posta .... Manservant in the retirement home (credited)

    1959
  20. I mafiosi .... Lo Monte (credited as "Franco Iamonte")
  21. La scimitarra del saraceno .... Pirate (credited)

    1960
  22. I baccanali di Tiberio .... Guard (credited)
  23. I pirati della costa .... Pirate (credited as "Franco Iamonte")
  24. Il cavaliere dai cento volti .... role? (uncredited)

    1961
  25. I civitoti in pretura (TV movie) .... The Chancellor (credited)
  26. I magnifici tre .... Benito (credited)
  27. Il terrore dei mari .... Captain Teach (credited as "Franco Iamonte")
  28. Le avventure di Mary Read .... Riding instructor (credited as "Franco Iamonte")
  29. Rosmunda e Alboino …. role? (credited)

    1962
  30. Duello nella Sila .... Sergeant (credited as "Franco Iamonte")
  31. Il segno del vendicatore .... Captain of the guards (credited as "Franco Iamonte")
  32. Le 7 fatiche di Alì Babà .... Raschid (credited)

    1963
  33. Caterina di Russia .... Officer (credited as "Franco Iamonte")

    1964
  34. Sansone e il tesoro degli Incas .... Darmon's accomplice (credited)

    1965
  35. Il mistero dell'isola maledetta .... Sancho (credited as "Franco Iamonte")

    1969
  36. Un corpo caldo per l'inferno .... Vice commissioner (poster credit as "Franco Iamonte" - role unconfirmed)

    1972
  37. Byleth (Il demone dell'incesto) .... The Judge (credited)
  38. Il marchese di Roccaverdina (TV mini-series, all episodes) .... Notary Mazza (credited)
  39. Joe Petrosino (TV mini-series, eps. 4 & 5) .... Commissioner Li Voti (credited)

    1973
  40. Prima e dopo l'amore... un grido d'allarme .... role? (poster credit)
Titles to check
  • La figlia del mendicante (1950) ANICA
  • Fuoco nero (1951) ANICA
  • L'ingiusta condanna (1952) ANICA
  • La fiammata (1952) ANICA as Captain Dufresne
  • Accadde di notte (1956) ANICA
No Franco!
Titles where Franco is credited with appearing somewhere online, but cannot be found. There always has to be one!
  • Io sono il Capataz (1951) Listed on ANICA with no role given, and on IMDb as Gutierrez. He's not credited in the film itself and I wasn't able to recognize him anywhere - Johan
  • Una madre ritorna (1952) ANICA with no role. Not credited and not found after several searches.
  • Canzone proibita (1956) IMDb with no role. Not found
  • Quintana (1969) ANICA with no role / IMDb as Miguel. The actor playing Miguel is not Jamonte and I didn't find him elsewhere either, agreed by Carlos
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Re: Jamonte, Franco

Post by PeplumParadise » 18/12/2021, 12:18

Il brigante Musolino (1950) Role uncertain
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/12/2021, 12:22

Le sei mogli di Barbablù (1950) as Father of the bride, ANICA lists his character as being called Pecorino.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/12/2021, 12:26

Luci del varietà (1950) as Man in Galleria Colonna
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/12/2021, 12:30

Totò sceicco (1950) as Ali Baba
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/12/2021, 12:36

Il capitano nero (1951) credited, role uncertain
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/12/2021, 12:40

La vendetta di Aquila Nera (1951) credited, as Ilya
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/12/2021, 12:43

Mamma mia, che impressione! (1951) as Race official
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Altri tempi (1952) as Officer
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Post by PeplumParadise » 18/12/2021, 12:48

Cuore forestiero (1952) credited as "Franco Iamonte", as Giorgio
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