Fantoni, Umberto


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Fantoni, Umberto

Post by Johan Melle » 09/05/2019, 18:35

Umberto Fantoni in I marziani hanno 12 mani (1964)
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Active in Italian cinema since at least the early 1950s, this prolific generico specialized in playing parts as a croupier and can be seen playing that role in endless films from the 50s, 60s and 70s. He sporadically appeared in other types of roles too, and is also present in several fotoromanzi, but always uncredited.

He was finally found credited by Ciavazzaro in the fotoromanzo Rose et Reseda Operation Star V N.1, August 1968.

Filmography
1951
  1. Il microfono è vostro .... Police officer (uncredited)
  2. Ultimo incontro .... Jewelry shop employee (uncredited)

    1952
  3. Altri tempi - segment "Una selezione di canzoni del tempo" .... Café customer (uncredited)
  4. I morti non pagano le tasse .... Man from the funeral agency (uncredited)
  5. Lo sai che i papaveri... .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)
  6. Lo sceicco bianco .... Doctor at mental hospital (uncredited)
  7. Tre storie proibite .... Bar customer / Train passenger (uncredited)

    1953
  8. Anna perdonami .... Croupier (uncredited)
  9. La passeggiata .... Man in Paolo's dream (uncredited)

    1954
  10. I Milanesi a Napoli .... Council member (uncredited)
  11. Il seduttore .... Drinking companion of the commander (uncredited)
  12. L'arte di arrangiarsi .... Judge at Miss Taormina pageant (uncredited)
  13. La schiava del peccato .... Nightclub client (uncredited)

    1955
  14. Addio, Napoli! .... Croupier (uncredited)
  15. Il bidone .... Nightclub manager (uncredited)
  16. Io piaccio .... Scientist / Audience member in the theater (uncredited)
  17. L'ultimo amante .... Croupier (uncredited)

    1956
  18. Amaramente .... Croupier (uncredited)
  19. Difendo il mio amore .... Bank board member (uncredited)
  20. Donatella .... Man at the vet (uncredited)
  21. Donne sole .... Audience member at the cinema (uncredited)
  22. Il prezzo della gloria .... Grimaldi's butler (uncredited)
  23. Mi permette babbo! .... Man at the opera (uncredited)
  24. Noi siamo le colonne .... Maitre d' (uncredited)
  25. Una pelliccia di visone .... Businessman (uncredited)

    1957
  26. Femmine tre volte .... Croupier (uncredited)
  27. I fidanzati della morte .... Race organiser (uncredited)
  28. I vampiri .... Doctor (uncredited)
  29. La ragazza del palio .... Question master on TV game show (uncredited)
  30. Rascel-Fifì .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)
  31. Totò, Vittorio e la dottoressa .... Restaurant customer (uncredited)

    1958
  32. Adorabili e bugiarde .... Man at the exhibit (uncredited)
  33. Amore e chiacchiere .... Guest at Paseroni's house (uncredited)
  34. Domenica è sempre domenica .... Alberto's colleague (uncredited)
  35. Le bellissime gambe di Sabrina .... Nightclub maitre'd (uncredited)
  36. Le dritte .... Wedding guest (uncredited)
  37. La spada e la croce .... Courtier (uncredited)
  38. Nata di Marzo .... Man in church (uncredited)
  39. Totò a Parigi .... Train passenger (uncredited)
  40. Totò nella luna .... Wedding reception guest (uncredited)

    1959
  41. Ercole e la regina di Lidia .... Nobleman watching tiger wrangling (uncredited)
  42. Il generale Della Rovere .... Croupier (uncredited)
  43. Il nemico di mia moglie .... Travel agency clerk (uncredited)
  44. Il padrone delle ferriere .... Croupier (uncredited)
  45. Lui, lei e il nonno .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)
  46. Psicanalista per signora .... Medical association board member (uncredited)

    1960
  47. Apocalisse sul fiume giallo .... Croupier (uncredited)
  48. Caccia al marito .... Hotel guest (uncredited)
  49. Chiamate 22-22 tenente Sheridan .... Member of the execution team (uncredited)
  50. I Teddy boys della canzone .... TV executive (uncredited)
  51. Il sangue e la rosa (Et mourir de plaisir) .... Party guest (credited)
  52. Le signore .... Audience member at the spectacular (uncredited)
  53. Madri pericolose .... Party guest (credited)
  54. Rocco e i suoi fratelli .... Croupier (uncredited)
  55. Ti aspetterò all'inferno .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)

    1961
  56. Il relitto .... Party guest (uncredited)
  57. Lycanthropus .... Man at the funeral (uncredited)
  58. Psycosissimo .... Member of the gentlemen's club (uncredited)
  59. Scandali al mare .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)
  60. Totò, Peppino e... la dolce vita .... Nightclub client (uncredited)
  61. Vanina Vanini .... Priest in the procession (uncredited)

    1962
  62. Eva .... Waiter (uncredited)
  63. Giulio Cesare, il conquistatore delle Gallie .... Senator (uncredited)
  64. Maciste, il gladiatore più forte del mondo .... Spectator at the gladiator sale (uncredited)

    1963
  65. Caterina di Russia .... Croupier (uncredited)
  66. Cleopatra .... Senator (uncredited)
  67. Gidget Goes to Rome .... Party guest (uncredited)
  68. Le mani sulla città .... Member of parliament (uncredited)
  69. Le monachine .... Member of the board (uncredited)
  70. Rocambole .... Croupier (uncredited)
  71. The Pink Panther .... Holiday guest at Cortina d'Ampezzo (uncredited)

    1964
  72. I due pericoli pubblici .... Croupier (uncredited)
  73. I marziani hanno 12 mani .... The minister (uncredited)
  74. La guerra dei topless …. Roulette croupier (uncredited)
  75. Le belle famiglie - segment "Amare è un pò morire" .... Spectactor (uncredited)
  76. Panic Button .... Waiter (uncredited)
  77. Sansone e il tesoro degli Incas .... Croupier (uncredited)
    Una sporca faccenda .... Croupier (uncredited)

    1965
  78. Agente 3S3: Passaporto per l'inferno .... Croupier (uncredited)
  79. Asso di picche - Operazione controspionaggio .... Croupier (uncredited)
  80. I figli del leopardo .... Card dealer (uncredited)

    1966
  81. Il grande colpo dei 7 uomini d'oro .... Mr. Thompson, Counterintelligence Service (uncredited)
  82. Io, io, io.... e gli altri .... Cinema patron (uncredited)
  83. Kriminal .... Croupier (uncredited)
  84. Un milione di dollari per sette assassini .... Croupier (uncredited)

    1967
  85. ...4 ...3 ...2 ...1 ...morte .... Moreland's colleague (uncredited)
  86. Colpo doppio del camaleonte d'oro .... Bank clerk (uncredited)
  87. Colpo maestro al servizio di Sua Maestà britannica .... Man dancing in nightclub (uncredited)
  88. Cuore matto... matto da legare .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)
  89. Fai in fretta ad uccidermi... ho freddo! .... Man from the helicopter delivering envelope (uncredited)
  90. I 2 vigili .... Hippie girl's father (uncredited)
  91. I giorni dell'ira .... Card game dealer (uncredited)
  92. Tiffany Memorandum .... Train restaurant diner (uncredited)
  93. Tom Dollar .... Man at closing meeting (uncredited)
  94. Un poker di pistole .... First croupier (uncredited)

    1968
  95. Cin cin... cianuro .... Man in funeral procession (uncredited)
  96. I quattro dell'Ave Maria .... Casino player (uncredited)
  97. La pecora nera .... Croupier (uncredited)
  98. Le petit baigneur / Si salvi chi può .... Man at the regatta (uncredited)
  99. Ruba al prossimo tuo .... Passenger boarding the plane (credited)
  100. Satanik .... Croupier (uncredited)

    1969
  101. I quattro del pater noster .... Chief croupier (uncredited)
  102. Sono Sartana il vostro becchino .... Croupier (uncredited)

    1970
  103. Buon funerale amigos... paga Sartana .... Croupier (uncredited)
  104. Lo irritarono... e Santana fece piazza pulita .... Croupier (uncredited)

    1974
  105. L'erotomane .... Member on the board of directors (uncredited)

    1976
  106. A Matter of Time .... Croupier (uncredited)
  107. Bluff - storia di truffe e di imbroglioni .... Croupier (uncredited)
  108. Il secondo tragico Fantozzi .... Croupier (uncredited)

    1979
  109. Letti selvaggi - segment "Attenzione a quei due" .... Croupier (uncredited)
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Re: Eternal Croupier

Post by Johan Melle » 09/05/2019, 18:39

The earliest role I've found for our man is a very brief part in Altri tempi (1952) - segment "Una selezione di canzoni del tempo" as Café customer
Altri Tempi - Croupier.jpg

Addio, Napoli! (1955) as Croupier
Addio Napoli - Croupier.jpg

L'ultimo amante (1955) as Croupier
L'Ultimo Amante - Croupier1.jpg
L'Ultimo Amante - Croupier2.jpg

Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960) as Croupier
Rocco Suoi Fratelli - Unknown Croupier.jpg

Totò, Peppino e... la dolce vita (1961) as Nightclub client
Toto Peppino Dolce Vita - Croupier.jpg

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Re: Eternal Croupier

Post by Johan Melle » 09/05/2019, 18:42

Agente 3S3: Passaporto per l'inferno (1965) as Croupier
Passaporto Per L'Inferno - Croupier.jpg

Kriminal (1966) as Croupier
Kriminal - Croupier1.jpg
Kriminal - Croupier2.jpg

...4 ...3 ...2 ...1 ...morte (1967) as Mooreland's colleague
4321 Morte - Croupier1.jpg
4321 Morte - Croupier2.jpg

Satanik (1968) as Croupier
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Satanik - Croupier2.jpg

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Re: Eternal Croupier

Post by Johan Melle » 09/05/2019, 18:46

I quattro dell'Ave Maria (1968) as Casino player
Quattro Ave Maria - Croupier.jpg

Sono Sartana il vostro becchino (1969) as Croupier
Sono Sartana - Croupier1.jpg
Sono Sartana - Croupier2.jpg

Buon funerale amigos... paga Sartana (1970) as Croupier
Buon Funerale Amigos - Croupier.jpg

Bluff - storia di truffe e di imbroglioni (1976) as Croupier
Bluff - Unknown Croupier1.jpg
Bluff - Unknown Croupier2.jpg

Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (1976) as Croupier
Secondo Tragico Fantozzi - Croupiers.jpg

Letti selvaggi (1979) - segment "Attenzione a quei due" as Croupier
Letti Selvaggi - Croupier.jpg

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Re: Eternal Croupier

Post by PeplumParadise » 09/05/2019, 21:12

Sansone e il tesoro degli Incas (1964) as Croupier
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Post by carlos » 11/05/2019, 16:55

I giorni dell'ira (1967) as card game dealer
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Re: Eternal Croupier

Post by carlos » 15/05/2019, 3:13

Our croupier has a quite nice speaking role in I figli del leopardo (1965) as the card dealer which is large enough to be credited. Of course that doesn't mean he is :)
vlcsnap-2019-05-14 I figli del leopardo dealer1.jpg
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Are all these actors known?
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Re: Eternal Croupier

Post by Ciavazzaro » 15/05/2019, 3:23

I think too he could be credited in this one, but then i forget to keep searching for the actors, maybe this is the good time to do it

Ugo Bonardi is credited also in L'esorciccio, Il sogno di Zorro (1975) and in the first episode of L'amaro caso della baronessa di Carini as Nele Carnazza

The other actors are know from what i see.

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Post by Ciavazzaro » 19/05/2019, 15:53

Speaking role in I vampiri (1957) identify by Johan Melle
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Re: Eternal Croupier

Post by Johan Melle » 21/05/2019, 2:52

Two more early roles:

La passeggiata (1953) as Man in Paolo's dream
La Passeggiata - Croupier1.jpg
La Passeggiata - Croupier2.jpg

La schiava del peccato (1954) as Nightclub client
Schiava Del Peccato - Croupier1.jpg
Schiava Del Peccato - Croupier2.jpg

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