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Minotti, Felice

Post by PeplumParadise » 19/12/2021, 18:15

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Felice Minotti, in Cineguida 1949
(listed as "F. M. Costa")
Felice Minotti was a generico and small-part actor, active in Italian films from the start of the silent era in 1908 until his death in 1963.

Felice was born on November 19th 1887 in Milan.

He began his career at the very beginning of the silent era, with his earliest listing on IMDb coming from 1908, when he was aged 21. From then it would appear that he worked steadily in films throughout the silent era, though unfortunately many of these films appear to be lost and the few that survive are only available in poor quality. He started out working in Milan, then relocated to Turin which was, at that time, the centre of the Italian film industry.

In the sound era he continued playing small character roles or generico appearances, with occasional more substantial parts. His Tototruffa profile tells us that he was also a successful theatre actor. In addition to his acting roles he also has a small number of production credits.

Felice died on March 21st 1963 in Turin, at the age of 75.

Biographical note[1]
  • Height: 1,73 m.
  • Weight: 74 kg.
  • Instruction: music school.
  • Foreign languages: French, German.
  • Dubbing.
  • Radio.
  • Prose and revue theater.
  • He lived in Rome, in via dei Mille, 7-B.
I have found a few undocumented roles for Felice, so I'm sure there could be more to be discovered.

Filmography
1915
  1. La paura degli aeromobili nemici (short) .... Chauffeur (uncredited - uncertain identification)
  2. Maciste …. Pietro (credited?)

    1936
  3. Cavalleria …. Officer who introduces Solaro (uncredited)
  4. Don Bosco …. Father of Don Bosco (uncredited)

    1938
  5. Luciano Serra pilota …. Andrea (uncredited)
  6. Pietro Micca …. Giovanni Bricco (poster credit - role unconfirmed)
  7. Sotto la croce del Sud …. Riva (credited)

    1939
  8. Piccoli naufraghi …. Boatswain (credited)

    1940
  9. Cuori nella tormenta .... Giovanni, Teresa's father (credited)

    1941
  10. Piccolo mondo antico …. Proprietor of "Il delfino" hotel (uncredited)

    1945
  11. Le miserie del signor Travet …. Giuan, the first usher (credited)

    1946
  12. Un americano in vacanza …. Roberto's father (credited)

    1947
  13. Il cavaliere del sogno …. Inhabitant of Silvaplana (credited as Inspector of production)
  14. L'onorevole Angelina …. role? (uncredited)

    1948
  15. Cuore …. Tram driver (uncredited)
  16. Fifa e arena …. Hotel receptionist (uncredited)
  17. Follie per l'opera …. Spectator from Piermonte (uncredited)
  18. Pagliacci - Amore tragico .... Man in the crowd at Nedda's arrival (uncredited)
  19. Totò al giro d'Italia …. Restaurant client in Bologna (uncredited)

    1949
  20. Buffalo Bill a Roma …. Maria's father (poster credit - role unconfirmed)
  21. I pirati di Capri …. Priest (uncredited)
  22. La città dolente …. Maria's father (uncredited)
  23. Monastero di Santa Chiara …. Prisoner (uncredited)
  24. Torna a Napoli …. Paolo (uncredited)
  25. Vespro siciliano …. Monk (credited)

    1950
  26. Donne e briganti …. Quartermaster Dupont (uncredited)
  27. Mater dei …. Apostle (uncredited)
  28. Paolo e Francesca …. Mariano (uncredited)

    1951
  29. I figli di nessuno …. Man who fetches Bruno (credited as Production secretary)
  30. O.K. Nerone …. Christian (uncredited)

    1952
  31. Camicie rosse …. Sergeant (uncredited)
  32. Fratelli d'Italia .... Austrian military tribunal judge (uncredited)
  33. I tre corsari …. Pietro (uncredited)

    1953
  34. Il mercante di Venezia …. Jacob (uncredited)
  35. Jolanda la figlia del Corsaro Nero …. Old pirate with Morgan (uncredited)
  36. Legione straniera …. Officer (uncredited)

    1954
  37. Maddalena …. Man arriving at the ceremony for the girls (uncredited)
  38. Peccato che sia una canaglia …. Gate guard at taxi garage (uncredited)

    1955
  39. La bella mugnaia …. Man at the fair (uncredited)

    1956
  40. Guardia, guardia scelta, brigadiere e maresciallo …. Second examination officer (uncredited)
  41. Mi permette babbo! …. Rodolfo's customer from Turin (uncredited)
  42. Totò lascia o raddoppia? …. Man at the racetrack (uncredited)

    1957
  43. Kean - Genio e sregolatezza …. Tavern customer (uncredited)

    1958
  44. Amore e chiacchiere …. Nursing home resident (credited)
  45. Un ettaro di cielo …. Omero (credited)

    1959
  46. Assi alla ribalta …. Man on television watching parade (uncredited)

    1964
  47. Il ribelle di Castelmonte …. Giuseppe (uncredited)
Titles to check
  • L'uomo dalla testa dura (1908) - IMDb
  • Cocciutelli finto orso (Short, 1911) - IMDb
  • Il duello di Cocciutelli (Short, 1911) - IMDb
  • Le avventure straordinarissime di Saturnino Farandola (1913) - IMDb
  • Cabiria (1914) - IMDb
  • I pericoli dei travestimenti (Short, 1914) - IMDb
  • L'emigrante (1915) as Antonio's work companion - IMDb
  • Cretinetti e gli stivali del Brasiliano (Short, 1916) - IMDb
  • Le due seduzioni (1916) - IMDb
  • Maciste alpino (1916) - IMDb
  • La trilogia di Dorina (1917) - IMDb
  • La forza della coscienza (1918) - IMDb
  • Maciste I (1919) - IMDb
  • Scacco matto (1919) as L'evaso - IMDb
  • Fiamma! (1920) - IMDb
  • I nove milioni di Bonald (1920) - Cineguida 1949
  • Il testamento di Maciste (1920) - IMDb
  • Il viaggio di Maciste (1920) - IMDb
  • L'altra onestà (1920) - IMDb
  • L'oro degli Azteki (Short, 1920) - IMDb
  • La cugina (1920) - IMDb
  • La fabbrica dell'imprevisto (1920) - IMDb
  • La trentesima perla (1920) - IMDb
  • La trilogia di Maciste (1920) - IMDb
  • Maciste contro la morte (1920) as Il complice del primo ministro - IMDb
  • Il povero Piero (1921) - IMDb
  • La modella di Tiziano (1921) - IMDb
  • La nave dei morti (1921) - IMDb
  • La rivincita di Maciste (1921) - IMDb
  • La tempesta in un cranio (1921) - IMDb
  • Maciste in vacanza (1921) - IMDb
  • Maciste salvato dalle acque (1921) - IMDb
  • Scalabrino (1921) - IMDb
  • I due Foscari (1923) - IMDb
  • Il capolavoro di Saetta (1923) - IMDb
  • Caporal Saetta (1924) - IMDb
  • L'arzigogolo (1924) - IMDb
  • La casa dei pulcini (1924) - MDb
  • Maciste imperatore (1924) - IMDb
  • Maciste all'inferno (1925) - IMDb
  • Maciste contro lo sceicco (1926) - IMDb
  • I martiri d'Italia (1927 short) - IMDb
  • Il gigante delle Dolomiti (1927) - IMDb
  • Il vetturale del Moncenisio (1927) - IMDb
  • Gli ultimi zar (1928 short) - IMDb
  • Il carnevale di Venezia (1928) - IMDb
  • La compagnia dei matti (1928) as Giostra - IMDb
  • Giuditta e Oloferne (1929) - IMDb
  • Napoli che canta (1930) - ANICA
  • Frontiere (1934) as actor and assistant director - ANICA
  • Villafranca (1934) - ANICA
  • Conquistatori d'anime (Documentary, 1936) as actor, editor and director - ANICA
  • Tredici uomini e un cannone (1936) - ANICA
  • Traversata nera (1939) as Singerson - ANICA
  • Il peccato di Rogelia Sanchez (1940) as Pepe - ANICA
  • La sonnambula (1941) - ANICA
  • Nozze di sangue (1941) as Boscaiolo - ANICA
  • Due cuori (1943) - ANICA
  • Giacomo l'idealista (1943) (maybe credited as F. M. Costa) - ANICA
  • Gli ultimi filibustieri (1943) as Sailor - ANICA
  • Il campione (1943) as Production secretary - may not appear - IMDb
  • Il figlio del Corsaro Rosso (1943) as Sailor - ANICA
  • Vivere ancora (1945) - ANICA
  • Dove sta Zazà? (1947) - ANICA
  • Genoveffa di Brabante (1947) as Scudiero di Siegfried - ANICA
  • Un mese di onestà (1947) - Cineguida 1949
  • 11 uomini e un pallone (1948) as Disoccupato a San Teodoro - ANICA
  • Accidenti alla guerra!... (1948) as Captain Sigfrid Von Gargapen - ANICA
  • Arrivederci papà! (1948) - ANICA
  • Un mese d'onestà (1948) - ANICA
  • Se fossi deputato (1949) - ANICA
  • Buon viaggio, pover'uomo (1953) as Father Felice - ANICA
  • La corda d'acciaio (1954) - ANICA
  • La trovatella di Milano (1956) as Production supervisor - may not appear - IMDb
Minotti is Missing
Films where he is credited with appearing somewhere online, but he cannot be found. There always has to be one!
  • Il chiromante (1941) - ANICA - searched for several times but not found.
  • La fuggitiva (1941) as Inquilino - ANICA - again searched for several times but not found.
  • Antonio di Padova (1949) - ANICA - and again searched for multiple times with no luck, I think he may have been mis-identified for our Mr. Hyde here.
  • Andrea Chénier (1955) - ANICA - with no role. Not found.
Notes and sources
1. Dante Lazzaro. Cineguida 1949.
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Re: Minotti, Felice

Post by PeplumParadise » 19/12/2021, 18:21

La paura degli aeromobili nemici (1915) short feature, as Chauffeur.

Of the 50 or so films from the silent era listed on Felice's IMDb page, this 13 minute short was the only one I was able to find online in good enough quality for the actors to be identifiable. This seemed like the most likely candidate, however with no references to how he might have looked 20 years earlier than his next found roles then this is definitely an uncertain identification.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 19/12/2021, 18:54

Cavalleria (1936) as Officer who introduces Solaro.

28 years into his career and with some 50 films already behind him we come to Felice's first definite identifications.
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Don Bosco (1936) as Father of Don Bosco
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Luciano Serra pilota (1938) as Andrea
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Post by PeplumParadise » 19/12/2021, 19:36

Pietro Micca (1938) credited on a publicity item found on IMDb, as Giovanni Bricco (role to be confirmed)
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Post by PeplumParadise » 19/12/2021, 19:39

Sotto la croce del Sud (1938) credited, as Riva
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Piccoli naufraghi (1939) credited, as Boatswain
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Piccolo mondo antico (1941) as Proprietor of "Il delfino" hotel
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Post by PeplumParadise » 19/12/2021, 20:00

Le miserie del signor Travet (1945) credited, as Giuan, the first usher
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