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

L'Imperatore Di Capri - Aristide Catoni1.jpg
Aristide Catoni, in L'imperatore di Capri (1949)

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.

He lived in Rome, in Piazza Santa Maria Ausiliatrice, 47.[1]

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. Follie del secolo .... Restaurant diner (uncredited)
  4. Imputato alzatevi! .... Co-defense lawyer (uncredited)
  5. Premiere der Butterfly .... Man at premiere party (uncredited)
  6. Retroscena .... Diner in restaurant (uncredited)

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

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

    1942
  12. A che servono questi quattrini? .... Bar customer (uncredited)
  13. Colpi di timone .... Shareholder (uncredited) / Usher at shareholders meeting (uncredited)
  14. Giorno di nozze .... Wedding guest (uncredited)
  15. Una signora dell'Ovest .... Audience member at Arianna's performance (uncredited)
  16. Una storia d'amore .... Bar customer (uncredited)

    1943
  17. Dagli Appennini alle Ande .... Sailor who comforts Marco (uncredited)
  18. Due cuori fra le belve .... Audience member at lecture (uncredited)
  19. I nostri sogni .... Colleague of Signor Posci (uncredited)
  20. Il fidanzato di mia moglie .... Wedding guest (uncredited)
  21. La signora in nero .... Party guest (uncredited)
  22. Silenzio, si gira! .... Music shop customer (uncredited)

    1944
  23. I bambini ci guardano .... Man at the meeting / Man at the scene of the tragedy (uncredited)

    1947
  24. I due orfanelli .... House servant (uncredited)
  25. Il vento m'ha cantato una canzone .... Philosophy congress attendee (uncredited)
  26. Sinfonia fatale .... Theatre audience member (uncredited)

    1948
  27. Anni difficili .... Fascist in training (uncredited)
  28. Caccia all'uomo .... Priest (uncredited)
  29. Fifa e arena .... Spectator at bullfight (uncredited)
  30. Follie per l'opera .... Opera audience member (uncredited)
  31. Il fiacre n°13 - I° episodio "Delitto" .... Servant at the gentleman's club (uncredited)
  32. La Certosa di Parma .... Man in angry mob (uncredited)
  33. Totò al Giro d'Italia .... Restaurant diner tormented by the professor (uncredited)
  34. Una lettera all'alba .... Juror (uncredited)

    1949
  35. Adamo ed Eva .... Cavalryman in shootout (uncredited)
  36. Al diavolo la celebrità .... Journalist at press conference (uncredited)
  37. I pompieri di Viggiù .... Man in theatre audience (uncredited)
  38. L'imperatore di Capri .... Hotel receptionist (uncredited)
  39. Prince of Foxes .... Conspirator with Orsini (uncredited)
  40. Riso amaro .... Man in the train window (uncredited)
  41. Torna a Napoli .... Banjo player (uncredited)
  42. Yvonne la Nuit .... Audience member in the theater (uncredited)

    1950
  43. Alina .... Casinò player (uncredited)
  44. È più facile che un cammello... .... Truck driver (credited)
  45. Figaro qua, Figaro là .... Man arrested outside Figaro's shop (uncredited)
  46. La strada buia .... Marchese Camponeschi, one of Ralph's friends (uncredited)
  47. Miss Italia .... Trouble maker (uncredited)
  48. Prima comunione .... Man who tries to break up the fight in the café (uncredited)
  49. Quel fantasma di mio marito .... Man answering the phone (uncredited)
  50. Taxi di notte .... Trattoria diner (uncredited)
  51. Totò cerca moglie .... Waiter at the embassy party (uncredited)
  52. Tototarzan .... Train conductor (uncredited)

    1951
  53. Cameriera bella presenza offresi... .... Caretaker summoned to break the door open (uncredited)
  54. Domani è un altro giorno .... Barman (uncredited)
  55. Era lui, sì, sì! .... Department store employee (uncredited)
  56. Il microfono è vostro .... Nightclub emcee (uncredited)
  57. Il tradimento .... Judge (uncredited)
  58. Io sono il Capataz .... Captured government soldier (uncredited)
  59. La città si difende .... Restaurant diner (uncredited)
  60. Sette ore di guai .... Bus ticket collector (uncredited)
  61. Una bruna indiavolata .... Train conductor (uncredited)

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

    1953
  69. Anna perdonami .... Party guest observing the card game (uncredited)
  70. Fermi tutti... arrivo io! .... Hotel guest (uncredited)
  71. Il sacco di Roma .... role?
  72. La passeggiata .... Antiques dealer (credited)
  73. Stazione Termini .... Priest (uncredited)
  74. The Man From Cairo / Dramma nella Kasbah .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)
  75. Un turco napoletano .... Bather (uncredited)

    1954
  76. Canzone d'amore .... Lorenzo, Sandro's father (credited)
  77. Cento anni d'amore .... Man asking who is Pallini (uncredited)
  78. Desiderio è sole .... Card player (uncredited)
  79. Disonorata senza colpa .... Court clerk (uncredited)
  80. Gli amori di Manon Lescaut .... Cloth seller at market (uncredited)
  81. La schiava del peccato .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)
  82. Papà Pacifico .... Barman (uncredited)
  83. Pietà per chi cade .... Spectator at the trial (uncredited)
  84. Scuola elementare .... Audience member at educational awards ceremony (uncredited)
  85. Se vincessi cento milioni - segment: "L'indossatrice" .... Concierge (uncredited)
  86. The Barefoot Contessa .... Roulette player (uncredited)
  87. Torna! .... Casino player (uncredited)
  88. Una parigina a Roma .... Audience member at concert (uncredited)

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

    1956
  95. Canzone proibita .... The impresario (uncredited)
  96. Donne sole .... Audience member at the cinema (uncredited)
  97. Helen of Troy .... Trojan citizen at the departure of Paris (uncredited)
  98. Il più grande amore (Suor Letizia) .... Debt collector (credited)
  99. Il prezzo della gloria .... Man in concert audience (uncredited)
  100. La fortuna di essere donna .... Grand Hotel waiter (uncredited)
  101. Totò lascia o raddoppia? .... Man at the hippodrome (uncredited)
  102. Una pelliccia di visone .... Businessman (uncredited)

    1957
  103. A Farewell to Arms .... Man in crowd watching soldiers leaving (uncredited)
  104. Arrivano i dollari! .... Station master (uncredited)
  105. Ascoltami .... Clerk at office of vital records (uncredited)
  106. C'è un sentiero nel cielo .... Tavern customer (uncredited)
  107. Femmine tre volte .... Wedding witness (uncredited)
  108. I vampiri .... Porter (uncredited)
  109. Il conte Max .... Passerby at Via Veneto (uncredited)
  110. La ragazza del Palio .... Maitre D' (uncredited)
  111. Le notti bianche .... Man in the street (uncredited)
  112. Malafemmena .... Man at the celebration (uncredited)
  113. Onore e sangue .... Juror (uncredited)
  114. Primo applauso .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)
  115. Totò, Vittorio e la Dottoressa .... Patient with crutches (uncredited)

    1958
  116. Adorabili e bugiarde .... Man leaving first murder scene (uncredited)
  117. Amore e chiacchiere .... Train passenger (uncredited)
  118. Anna di Brooklyn .... Angry spectator at football match (uncredited)
  119. Carosello di canzoni .... Court official (uncredited)
  120. Il conte di Matera .... Priest (uncredited)
  121. Ladro lui, ladra lei .... Doorman (uncredited)
  122. Le bellissime gambe di Sabrina .... Nightclub barman (uncredited)
  123. Mia nonna poliziotto .... Desk nurse at neuropsychiatric clinic (uncredited)
  124. Totò e Marcellino .... Wedding guest (uncredited)
  125. Totò, Peppino e le fanatiche .... Spectator at theatre (uncredited)
  126. Tuppe tuppe, Marescià! .... Cafe customer (uncredited)

    1959
  127. Annibale .... Senator (uncredited)
  128. Ben-Hur .... Man watching parade (uncredited)
  129. Ferdinando I° re di Napoli .... Theatre audience member (uncredited)
  130. I tartassati .... Porter (uncredited)
  131. Il Generale Della Rovere .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  132. Il moralista .... Dancing man at nightclub (uncredited)
  133. Juke box urli d'amore .... Wedding guest (uncredited)
  134. La battaglia di Maratona .... Flute player (uncredited)
  135. La cambiale .... Arturo (uncredited)
  136. Lui, lei e il nonno .... Nightclub bartender (uncredited)
  137. Nel segno di Roma .... Senator (uncredited)
  138. Non perdiamo la testa .... Party guest (uncredited)
  139. Quanto sei bella Roma .... Veterinarian (uncredited)
  140. Totò, Eva e il pennello proibito .... Party guest (uncredited)

    1960
  141. Caccia al marito .... Hotel guest (uncredited)
  142. Femmine di lusso .... Porter on the train (uncredited)
  143. Gastone .... Tabarin client (uncredited)
  144. Il conquistatore d'Oriente .... Advisor to Omar (uncredited)
  145. It Started in Naples .... Man at street cafe (uncredited)
  146. L'impiegato .... Executive (uncredited)
  147. La contessa azzurra .... role? (uncredited)
  148. La vendetta dei barbari .... Courtier (uncredited)
  149. Le pillole di Ercole .... Man at the wild party (uncredited)
  150. Letto a tre piazze .... The porter (uncredited)
  151. Madri pericolose .... Fatima's father (credited)
  152. Messalina Venere imperatrice .... Nobleman (uncredited)
  153. Morgan il pirata .... Man weighing the treasure (uncredited)
  154. Poveri milionari .... Ticket seller at train station (uncredited)
  155. The Angel Wore Red .... Nationalist prisoner (uncredited)
  156. Ti aspetterò all'inferno .... Security guard (uncredited)
  157. Tu che ne dici? .... Nightclub waiter (uncredited)

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

    1962
  161. 2 samurai per 100 geishe .... Plane passenger (uncredited)
  162. Dieci italiani per un tedesco (Via Rasella) .... Officer who sends Ferroni to prison (uncredited)
  163. Duello nella Sila .... Stage coach passenger (uncredited)

    1963
  164. Il successo .... The porter (uncredited)
  165. La donna degli altri è sempre più bella .... Party guest (uncredited)
  166. Le monachine .... Man on the film set (uncredited)
  167. Ro.Go.Pa.G. - segment "Il pollo ruspante" .... Spectator at meeting (uncredited)
  168. The Pink Panther .... Costume party guest (uncredited)
  169. Totò e Cleopatra .... Senator (uncredited)

    1964
  170. Danza macabra .... Butler (uncredited)
  171. I due mafiosi .... Waiter (uncredited)
  172. Le belle famiglie - segment: "La cernia" .... Bartender (uncredited)
  173. Omicron .... Gala guest (uncredited)
  174. Queste pazze pazze donne - segment: "Gentil sesso" .... Club proprietor (uncredited)
  175. The Visit .... Villager (uncredited)

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

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

    1968
  179. Niente rose per OSS 117 .... Party guest (uncredited)
More Catoni!
Additional titles where Aristide is supposed to appear.
  • Il sogno di Butterfly (1939) - Aristide appears in the German version named Premiere der Butterfly, so it's quite likely he also appears in this Italian variant shot simultaneously
  • Serenata d'amore (1955) ANICA
Notes and sources
1. Dante Lazzaro. Cineguida 1943.
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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
Quel Fantasma - Fat With Funny Glasses.jpg

Il tradimento (1951) as Judge
Il Tradimento - Fat Man With Funny Glasses.jpg

Without his usual glasses in Camicie rosse (1952) as High-ranking military officer
Camicie Rosse - Fat With Funny Glasses.jpg

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
Non Perdiamo - Fat Man With Funny Glasses.jpg

One of his biggest roles in Letto a tre piazze (1960) where he has a nice little speaking role as The porter
Letto A Tre Piazze - Fat With Funny Glasses1.jpg
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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
E Piu Facile - Aristide Catoni1.jpg
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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
Lettera All'Alba - Aristide Catoni1.jpg
Lettera All'Alba - Aristide Catoni2.jpg

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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