Catoni, Aristide

the most famous and prolific background actors of Italian cinema
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Catoni, Aristide

Post by Johan Melle » 28/04/2019, 0:46

Aristide Catoni in L'imperatore di Capri (1949)
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Aristide Catoni is a generico who shows up everywhere in 1950s and early 1960s movies. His big, funny glasses make him instantly recognizable and he was used for funny little parts on several occasions, including numerous comedies with Totò.

A big thank you to Ciavazzaro for identifying Aristide.

Filmography
1937
  1. Il signor Max .... Man at party on the cruise ship (uncredited)

    1938
  2. Il trovatello - L'ha fatto una signora .... Diner in restaurant / Man celebrating lotto win (uncredited)

    1939
  3. Imputato alzatevi! .... Co-defense lawyer (uncredited)

    1940
  4. L'assedio dell'Alcazar .... Man in the war office (uncredited)

    1941
  5. È caduta una donna .... Spectator at horse race (uncredited)
  6. I mariti .... Man congratulating Fabio (uncredited)
  7. I pirati della Malesia .... Sailor (uncredited)
  8. L'elisir d'amore .... Villager (uncredited)

    1942
  9. Colpi di timone .... Shareholder (uncredited) / Usher at shareholders meeting (uncredited)
  10. Giorno di nozze .... Wedding guest (uncredited)
  11. Una signora dell'Ovest .... Audience member at Arianna's performance (uncredited)
  12. Una storia d'amore .... Bar customer (uncredited)

    1943
  13. Dagli Appennini alle Ande .... Sailor who comforts Marco (uncredited)
  14. Due cuori fra le belve .... Audience member at lecture (uncredited)
  15. I nostri sogni .... Colleague of Signor Posci (uncredited)
  16. Il fidanzato di mia moglie .... Wedding guest (uncredited)
  17. Silenzio, si gira! .... Music shop customer (uncredited)

    1947
  18. I due orfanelli .... House servant (uncredited)
  19. Sinfonia fatale .... Theatre audience member (uncredited)

    1948
  20. Anni difficili .... Fascist in training (uncredited)
  21. Caccia all'uomo .... Priest (uncredited)
  22. Fifa e arena .... Spectator at bullfight (uncredited)
  23. Il fiacre n°13 - I° episodio "Delitto" .... Servant at the gentleman's club (uncredited)
  24. La Certosa di Parma .... Man in angry mob (uncredited)
  25. Totò al Giro d'Italia .... Restaurant diner tormented by the professor (uncredited)
  26. Una lettera all'alba .... Juror (uncredited)

    1949
  27. Al diavolo la celebrità .... Journalist at press conference (uncredited)
  28. I pompieri di Viggiù .... Man in theatre audience (uncredited)
  29. L'imperatore di Capri .... Hotel receptionist (uncredited)
  30. Riso amaro .... Man in the train window (uncredited)
  31. Torna a Napoli .... Banjo player (uncredited)
  32. Yvonne la Nuit .... Audience member in the theater (uncredited)

    1950
  33. Alina .... Casinò player (uncredited)
  34. È più facile che un cammello... .... Truck driver (credited)
  35. La strada buia .... Marchese Camponeschi, one of Ralph's friends (uncredited)
  36. Miss Italia .... Trouble maker (uncredited)
  37. Prima comunione .... Man who tries to break up the fight in the café (uncredited)
  38. Quel fantasma di mio marito .... Man answering the phone (uncredited)
  39. Totò cerca moglie .... Waiter at the embassy party (uncredited)
  40. Tototarzan .... Train conductor (uncredited)

    1951
  41. Cameriera bella presenza offresi... .... Caretaker summoned to break the door open (uncredited)
  42. Domani è un altro giorno .... Barman (uncredited)
  43. Era lui, sì, sì! .... Department store employee (uncredited)
  44. Il tradimento .... Judge (uncredited)
  45. Io sono il Capataz .... Captured government soldier (uncredited)
  46. La città si difende .... Restaurant diner (uncredited)
  47. Sette ore di guai .... Bus ticket collector (uncredited)
  48. Una bruna indiavolata .... Train conductor (uncredited)

    1952
  49. Altri tempi - segment "Il processo di Frine" .... Juror (uncredited)
  50. Camicie rosse .... High-ranking military officer (uncredited)
  51. Il romanzo della mia vita .... Diner in restaurant (uncredited)
  52. Il tallone di Achille .... Spectator at wrestling match (uncredited)
  53. La famiglia Passaguai fa fortuna .... Journalist (uncredited)
  54. Non è vero... ma ci credo! .... Wedding guest (uncredited)
  55. Totò e i Re di Roma .... Man in funeral procession (uncredited)

    1953
  56. Anna perdonami .... Party guest observing the card game (uncredited)
  57. Il sacco di Roma .... role?
  58. La passeggiata .... Antiques dealer (credited)
  59. Stazione Termini .... Priest (uncredited)
  60. Un turco napoletano .... Bather (uncredited)

    1954
  61. Canzone d'amore .... Lorenzo, Sandro's father (credited)
  62. Desiderio è sole .... Card player (uncredited)
  63. Disonorata senza colpa .... Court clerk (uncredited)
  64. Gli amori di Manon Lescaut .... Cloth seller at market (uncredited)
  65. La schiava del peccato .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)
  66. Papà Pacifico .... Barman (uncredited)
  67. Pietà per chi cade .... Spectator at the trial (uncredited)
  68. Scuola elementare .... Audience member at educational awards ceremony (uncredited)
  69. Se vincessi cento milioni - segment: "L'indossatrice" .... Concierge (uncredited)
  70. The Barefoot Contessa .... Roulette player (uncredited)
  71. Torna! .... Casino player (uncredited)

    1955
  72. Buonanotte... avvocato! .... Nightclub client (uncredited)
  73. Il coraggio .... "Coraggio e volontà" member (uncredited)
  74. La donna più bella del mondo .... Theatre patron (uncredited)
  75. La moglie è uguale per tutti .... Wedding reception guest (uncredited)
  76. Piccola posta .... Man holding dog at opening of pet salon (uncredited)
  77. Scapricciatiello .... Member of the wedding procession (uncredited)

    1956
  78. Canzone proibita .... The impresario (uncredited)
  79. Helen of Troy .... Trojan citizen at the departure of Paris (uncredited)
  80. Il più grande amore (Suor Letizia) .... Debt collector (credited)
  81. Il prezzo della gloria .... Man in concert audience (uncredited)
  82. La fortuna di essere donna .... Grand Hotel waiter (uncredited)
  83. Totò lascia o raddoppia? .... Man at the hippodrome (uncredited)

    1957
  84. Arrivano i dollari! .... Station master (uncredited)
  85. Ascoltami .... Clerk at office of vital records (uncredited)
  86. C'è un sentiero nel cielo .... Tavern customer (uncredited)
  87. I vampiri .... Porter (uncredited)
  88. Il conte Max .... Passerby at Via Veneto (uncredited)
  89. La ragazza del Palio .... Maitre D' (uncredited)
  90. Le notti bianche .... Man in the street (uncredited)
  91. Malafemmena .... Man at the celebration (uncredited)
  92. Onore e sangue .... Juror (uncredited)
  93. Primo applauso .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)
  94. Totò, Vittorio e la Dottoressa .... Patient with crutches (uncredited)

    1958
  95. Adorabili e bugiarde .... Man leaving first murder scene (uncredited)
  96. Amore e chiacchiere .... Train passenger (uncredited)
  97. Carosello di canzoni .... Court official (uncredited)
  98. Il conte di Matera .... Priest (uncredited)
  99. Ladro lui, ladra lei .... Doorman (uncredited)
  100. Le bellissime gambe di Sabrina .... Nightclub barman (uncredited)
  101. Mia nonna poliziotto .... Desk nurse at neuropsychiatric clinic (uncredited)
  102. Totò e Marcellino .... Wedding guest (uncredited)
  103. Totò, Peppino e le fanatiche .... Spectator at theatre (uncredited)
  104. Tuppe tuppe, Marescià! .... Cafe customer (uncredited)

    1959
  105. Annibale .... Senator (uncredited)
  106. Ben-Hur .... Man watching parade (uncredited)
  107. Ferdinando I° re di Napoli .... Theatre audience member (uncredited)
  108. I tartassati .... Porter (uncredited)
  109. Il Generale Della Rovere .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  110. Il moralista .... Dancing man at nightclub (uncredited)
  111. Juke box urli d'amore .... Wedding guest (uncredited)
  112. La battaglia di Maratona .... Flute player (uncredited)
  113. La cambiale .... Arturo (uncredited)
  114. Lui, lei e il nonno .... Nightclub bartender (uncredited)
  115. Nel segno di Roma .... Senator (uncredited)
  116. Non perdiamo la testa .... Party guest (uncredited)
  117. Quanto sei bella Roma .... Veterinarian (uncredited)
  118. Totò, Eva e il pennello proibito .... Party guest (uncredited)

    1960
  119. Caccia al marito .... Hotel guest (uncredited)
  120. Femmine di lusso .... Porter on the train (uncredited)
  121. Gastone .... Tabarin client (uncredited)
  122. Il conquistatore d'Oriente .... Advisor to Omar (uncredited)
  123. L'impiegato .... Executive (uncredited)
  124. La contessa azzurra .... role? (uncredited)
  125. La vendetta dei barbari .... Courtier (uncredited)
  126. Le pillole di Ercole .... Man at the wild party (uncredited)
  127. Letto a tre piazze .... The porter (uncredited)
  128. Madri pericolose .... Fatima's father (credited)
  129. Morgan il pirata .... Man weighing the treasure (uncredited)
  130. Poveri milionari .... Ticket seller at train station (uncredited)
  131. The Angel Wore Red .... Nationalist prisoner (uncredited)
  132. Ti aspetterò all'inferno .... Security guard (uncredited)
  133. Tu che ne dici? .... Nightclub waiter (uncredited)

    1961
  134. Don Camillo monsignore... ma non troppo .... Member of the PC in the parliament (uncredited)
  135. Vanina Vanini .... Man awaiting the priests arrival (uncredited)
  136. Viva l'Italia .... The reverend (uncredited)

    1962
  137. 2 samurai per 100 geishe .... Plane passenger (uncredited)
  138. Dieci italiani per un tedesco (Via Rasella) .... Officer who sends Ferroni to prison (uncredited)
  139. Duello nella Sila .... Stage coach passenger (uncredited)

    1963
  140. Il successo .... The porter (uncredited)
  141. La donna degli altri è sempre più bella .... Party guest (uncredited)
  142. Ro.Go.Pa.G. - segment "Il pollo ruspante" .... Spectator at meeting (uncredited)
  143. The Pink Panther .... Costume party guest (uncredited)
  144. Totò e Cleopatra .... Senator (uncredited)

    1964
  145. Danza macabra .... Butler (uncredited)
  146. I due mafiosi .... Waiter (uncredited)
  147. Le belle famiglie - segment: "La cernia" .... Bartender (uncredited)
  148. Omicron .... Gala guest (uncredited)
  149. Queste pazze pazze donne - segment: "Gentil sesso" .... Club proprietor (uncredited)
  150. The Visit .... Villager (uncredited)

    1966
  151. Bel ami 2000 / 100 ragazze per un playboy .... Angry party guest (credited)

    1967
  152. La bisbetica domata .... Villager (uncredited)
  153. Le dolci signore .... Audience member at Orphans benefit (uncredited)

    1968
  154. Niente rose per OSS 117 .... Party guest (uncredited)

More Catoni!
Additional titles where Aristide is supposed to appear.
  • Serenata d'amore (1955) ANICA
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Re: Aristide Catoni

Post by Johan Melle » 28/04/2019, 0:48

Some of this roles from the early 1950s:

Quel fantasma di mio marito (1950) as Man answering the phone
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Il tradimento (1951) as Judge
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Without his usual glasses in Camicie rosse (1952) as High-ranking military officer
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And with a monocle in Torna! (1954) as Casino player
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Post by Johan Melle » 28/04/2019, 0:52

One of his funny roles in Non perdiamo la testa (1959) as Party guest
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One of his biggest roles in Letto a tre piazze (1960) where he has a nice little speaking role as The porter
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With Vera Drudi in The Visit (1964) as Villager
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Post by Ciavazzaro » 28/04/2019, 1:35

Some credited roles

Madri pericolose (1960) he plays the Indian father of Edith Peters
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Very nice role as the angry husband of Pupita Lea watching the naked protagonist in Belami 2000 (1966)
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Uncredited but speaking role in La donna degli altri è sempre più bella (1963)
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Post by Johan Melle » 28/04/2019, 1:56

Small but memorable and credited role for Aristide in Luigi Zampa's È più facile che un cammello... (1950) as a truck driver who accidentally kills Jean Gabin when he hits him with his truck
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This action sets in swing the whole plot of the movie, because Gabin is denied entry into heaven and is given a chance to return to life for half a day to redeem himself, and Aristide appears in a few more moments and is given a bit of dialogue
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Post by Johan Melle » 28/04/2019, 2:31

With Renato Rascel in La passeggiata (1953) as Antiques dealer
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And with Anna Magnani in Il più grande amore (Suor Letizia) (1956) as Debt collector
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Post by Johan Melle » 01/05/2019, 15:55

On the left in Altri tempi (1952) - segment "Il processo di Frine" as Juror
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Totò e Cleopatra (1963) as Senator
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Post by Ciavazzaro » 02/05/2019, 3:07

Another 1950's role again as poker player with Ugo Mari in Alina (1950)
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Post by Johan Melle » 04/05/2019, 22:45

Earliest role so far in Una lettera all'alba (1948) as Juror
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And a nice little speaking role for Aristide in Era lui, sì, sì! (1951) as Department store employee
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Post by Johan Melle » 08/05/2019, 0:12

Disonorata senza colpa (1954) as Court clerk
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And a funny speaking role with Totò in Totò e Marcellino (1958) as Wedding guest
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