Umberto Fantoni

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Umberto Fantoni

Post by Johan Melle » 09/05/2019, 16:35

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. Ultimo incontro (uncredited) .... Jewelry shop employee

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

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

    1954
  9. I Milanesi a Napoli (uncredited) .... Council member
  10. L'arte di arrangiarsi (uncredited) .... Judge at Miss Taormina pageant
  11. La schiava del peccato (uncredited) .... Nightclub client

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

    1956
  16. Amaramente (uncredited) .... Croupier
  17. Difendo il mio amore (uncredited) .... Bank board member
  18. Il prezzo della gloria (uncredited) .... Grimaldi's butler
  19. Mi permette babbo! (uncredited) .... Man at the opera
  20. Noi siamo le colonne (uncredited) .... Maitre d'

    1957
  21. Femmine tre volte (uncredited) .... Croupier
  22. I vampiri (uncredited) .... Doctor

    1958
  23. Adorabili e bugiarde (uncredited) .... Man at the exhibit
  24. Domenica è sempre domenica (uncredited) .... Alberto's colleague
  25. Nata di Marzo (uncredited) .... Man in church
  26. Totò a Parigi (uncredited) .... Train passenger
  27. Totò nella luna (uncredited) .... Wedding reception guest

    1959
  28. Il generale Della Rovere (uncredited) .... Croupier
  29. Il nemico di mia moglie (uncredited) .... Travel agency clerk
  30. Il padrone delle ferriere (uncredited) .... Croupier
  31. Lui, lei e il nonno (uncredited) .... Nightclub customer
  32. Psicanalista per signora (uncredited) .... Medical association board member

    1960
  33. Apocalisse sul fiume giallo (uncredited) .... Croupier
  34. Chiamate 22-22 tenente Sheridan (uncredited) .... Member of the execution team
  35. Madri pericolose (credited) .... Party guest
  36. Rocco e i suoi fratelli (uncredited) .... Croupier
  37. Ti aspetterò all'inferno (uncredited) .... Nightclub customer

    1961
  38. Lycanthropus (uncredited) .... Man at the funeral
  39. Psycosissimo (uncredited) .... Member of the gentlemen's club
  40. Scandali al mare (uncredited) .... Nightclub customer
  41. Totò, Peppino e... la dolce vita (uncredited) .... Nightclub client

    1962
  42. Eva (uncredited) .... Waiter
  43. Giulio Cesare, il conquistatore delle Gallie (uncredited) .... Senator

    1963
  44. Gidget Goes to Rome (uncredited) .... Party guest
  45. Le mani sulla città (uncredited) .... Member of parliament
  46. Rocambole (uncredited) .... Croupier
  47. The Pink Panther (uncredited) .... Holiday guest at Cortina d'Ampezzo

    1964
  48. I due pericoli pubblici (uncredited) .... Croupier
  49. I marziani hanno 12 mani (uncredited) .... The minister
  50. La guerra dei topless (uncredited) …. Roulette croupier
  51. Le belle famiglie - segment "Amare è un pò morire" (uncredited) .... Spectactor
  52. Sansone e il tesoro degli Incas (uncredited) .... Croupier

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

    1966
  56. Il grande colpo dei 7 uomini d'oro (uncredited) .... Mr. Thompson, Counterintelligence Service
  57. Kriminal (uncredited) .... Croupier
  58. Un milione di dollari per sette assassini (uncredited) .... Croupier

    1967
  59. ...4 ...3 ...2 ...1 ...morte .... (uncredited) Moreland's colleague
  60. Colpo doppio del camaleonte d'oro (uncredited) .... Bank clerk
  61. Cuore matto... matto da legare (uncredited) .... Nightclub customer
  62. I 2 vigili .... (uncredited) Hippie girl's father
  63. I giorni dell'ira (uncredited) .... Card game dealer
  64. Tiffany Memorandum (uncredited) .... Train restaurant diner
  65. Un poker di pistole (uncredited) .... First croupier

    1968
  66. I quattro dell'Ave Maria (uncredited) .... Casino player
  67. La pecora nera (uncredited) .... Croupier
  68. Ruba al prossimo tuo (credited) .... Passenger boarding the plane
  69. Satanik (uncredited) .... Croupier

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

    1970
  72. Buon funerale amigos... paga Sartana (uncredited) .... Croupier

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

    1976
  74. A Matter of Time (uncredited) .... Croupier
  75. Bluff - storia di truffe e di imbroglioni (uncredited) .... Croupier
  76. Il secondo tragico Fantozzi (uncredited) .... Croupier

    1979
  77. Letti selvaggi - segment "Attenzione a quei due" (uncredited) .... Croupier

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Re: Eternal Croupier

Post by Johan Melle » 09/05/2019, 16:39

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, 16:42

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
Satanik - Croupier1.jpg
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Re: Eternal Croupier

Post by Johan Melle » 09/05/2019, 16:46

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, 19:12

Sansone e il tesoro degli Incas (1964) as Croupier
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Re: Eternal Croupier

Post by carlos » 11/05/2019, 14:55

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

Post by carlos » 15/05/2019, 1:13

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
vlcsnap-2019-05-14 I figli del leopardo dealer2.jpg

Are all these actors known?
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Re: Eternal Croupier

Post by Ciavazzaro » 15/05/2019, 1:23

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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Re: Eternal Croupier

Post by Ciavazzaro » 19/05/2019, 13:53

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

Post by Johan Melle » 21/05/2019, 0:52

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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