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Poli, Mimmo

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Mimmo Poli in Romolo e Remo (1961)

Domenico "Mimmo" Poli was born on April 11th 1922 in Rome. [1]

One of the great comedic character actors of Italian cinema, Mimmo’s career stretched from the start of the 50’s until his death in the mid-80’s. In an alternate reality he really should have become a much bigger star, but, one must assume, due to a combination of bad luck and bad management, he never rose above bit parts and small supporting roles that were, much more often than not, uncredited, even when his roles were bigger and showier than many of the credited actors.

His early career was notable for it’s diversity - he would turn up in everything from serious dramas or historical swashbucklers and peplums to outrageous comedies, frequently appearing in the films of comics Totò and, later, Franco & Ciccio. His career took a bit of a downward turn in the late 60’s where he was most often to be found typecast playing bartenders in spaghetti westerns, there only for the purpose of giving good reaction shots to the fights going on around him. As the 70’s came along he found himself most often cast as priests or restaurant owners, with a few surprises along the way which even included a spot of hardcore pornography, and not forgetting his regular appearances in the films of Fellini. In addition to his film roles he also appeared regularly in fotoromanzi during the 60's.

Mimmo’s earliest known film roles date from 1951, but since he was already aged 29 and an established stage actor at this time I suspect there may be some earlier film titles to be discovered. I have found a number of previously undocumented appearances by Mimmo in peplum and historical productions, so I am sure there are still more roles of his to be discovered, particularly from around 1954-55 and 1973-75 when his filmography is uncharacteristically sparse. I wouldn’t be surprised if, when all is said and done, Mimmo’s filmography will come in at around some 300 titles.

He died on April 4th 1986 in Rome, aged 64, from a heart attack.


  1. Anna .... Nurse (uncredited)
  2. Mamma mia, che impressione! .... Arturo's coach and driver (uncredited)
  3. Sette ore di guai .... Bernardo, construction worker (uncredited)
  4. Totò e i Re di Roma .... Man pushing past Toto coming up steps / Man in heaven (uncredited)

  5. I morti non pagano le tasse .... Orchestra member at the unveiling of the statue (uncredited)
  6. I tre corsari .... Ship crew member with the whip / Pirate (uncredited)
  7. Il cappotto .... Councillor (uncredited)
  8. Il tallone di Achille .... Nurse at Villa Verde clinic (uncredited)
  9. Inganno .... Customer in the trattoria (uncredited)
  10. Jolanda la figlia del Corsaro Nero .... Pirate (uncredited)
  11. Lo sai che i papaveri... .... Sfilatino (uncredited)
  12. La muta di Portici .... Man waiting for food (uncredited)
  13. Noi due soli .... Man at the bus stop (uncredited)
  14. The Crimson Pirate .... Pirate (uncredited)
  15. Totò a colori .... Man cleaning outside Trattoria (uncredited)
  16. Totò e le donne .... Nurse (uncredited)

  17. Ai margini della metropoli .... Valdi (uncredited)
  18. Beat the Devil .... Barman (uncredited)
  19. I sette dell'Orsa Maggiore .... Drunken sailor in tavern (uncredited)
  20. Le infedeli .... Scorzo, film producer (uncredited)
  21. Riscatto .... Prison inmate (uncredited)
  22. Roman Holiday .... Man whose stall gets wrecked (uncredited)
  23. Stazione Termini / Indiscretion of an American Wife .... Passenger on platform (uncredited)

  24. La barriera della legge .... Car driver whose car is stolen by criminals (uncredited)

  25. Il coraggio .... "Coraggio e volontà" member (uncredited)

  26. Il bigamo .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  27. Beatrice Cenci .... Servant in Cenci household (uncredited)
  28. Checkpoint .... O'Donovan's servant (uncredited)
  29. Donatella .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)
  30. Il tetto .... Taxi driver (uncredited)
  31. Kean: Genio e sregolatezza .... Customer in tavern (uncredited)
  32. Mi permette babbo! .... Man repossessing piano (uncredited)
  33. Montecarlo .... Barman (uncredited)
  34. Mio figlio Nerone .... Nero's courtier (credited)
  35. Totò lascia o raddoppia? .... Bookmaker (uncredited)
  36. Totò, Peppino e i fuorilegge .... Bandit's cook (uncredited)
  37. Una pelliccia di visone .... Panetti's chauffeur (uncredited)
  38. War and Peace .... Officer at Dolokhov's party / Dolokhov's servant (uncredited)

  39. Amore e chiacchiere... .... Paseroni's butler (credited)
  40. Belle ma povere .... Waiter (uncredited)
  41. Blue Murder at St. Trinian's .... Man on the Spanish steps (uncredited)
  42. I misteri di Parigi .... Man carrying corpse from the river (uncredited)
  43. Il cocco di Mamma .... Restaurant owner (uncredited)
  44. Il corsaro della Mezza Luna .... Lute-playing pirate (credited)
  45. Il ricatto di un padre .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)
  46. La nonna Sabella .... Postman (uncredited)
  47. Le notti bianche .... Man at the opera (uncredited)
  48. Le notti di Cabiria .... Man eating in nightclub (uncredited)
  49. Padri e figli... .... Man in the stadium (uncredited)
  50. Parola di ladro .... Man at the tavern (uncredited)
  51. Poveri ma belli .... Diner in Antica Roma restaurant (uncredited)
  52. Rascel-Fifi... .... Malone (credited)
  53. Uomini e lupi... .... Guest at New Year's party (uncredited)

  54. Adorabili e bugiarde .... Traffic policeman (uncredited)
  55. Afrodite, Dea dell'amore .... Merchant (uncredited)
  56. Anna di Brooklyn .... Football coach (uncredited)
  57. Ballerina e buon Dio .... Spectator at second acrobat show (uncredited)
  58. Don Vesuvio .... Grassone (uncredited)
  59. Fortunella .... Wrestler "Orso Bruno" (uncredited)
  60. I soliti ignoti .... Prisoner (uncredited)
  61. L'amore nasce a Roma .... Tancredi (uncredited)
  62. La legge è legge .... Chef (uncredited)
  63. La maja desnuda .... Man watching street fight (uncredited)
  64. La tempesta .... Cossack at banquet (uncredited)
  65. La zia d'America va a sciare .... Hotel receptionist (uncredited)
  66. Ladro lui, ladra lei .... Remo (uncredited)
  67. Mia nonna poliziotto .... Member of the criminal gang (uncredited)
  68. Quando gli angeli piangono .... Boxing spectator (uncredited)
  69. Raw Wind in Eden .... Photographer (uncredited)
  70. Totò a Parigi .... Fat man on the train (uncredited)
  71. Venezia, la luna e tu .... Gigolo gondolier (uncredited)

  72. Arrangiatevi .... Chicken vendor (uncredited)
  73. Ferdinando I° re di Napoli .... Waiter polishing the King's portrait (uncredited)
  74. I ragazzi del juke box .... Sleeping songwriter (uncredited)
  75. I Reali di Francia .... Angry peasant (uncredited)
  76. Il figlio del Corsaro Rosso .... Tavern keeper (uncredited)
  77. Il moralista .... Policeman on bicycle (uncredited)
  78. Il nemico di mia moglie .... Fence-shaking football supporter (uncredited)
  79. Il raccomandato di Ferro .... Lawyer on the telephone (uncredited)
  80. Il vedovo .... Man in nightclub (uncredited)
  81. Juke Box Urli d'amore .... Man dancing in club (uncredited)
  82. La cento chilometri .... One of the men who take away Cesare and Angela's bed (uncredited)
  83. La notte brava .... Barman (uncredited)
  84. Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) .... Bar customer (uncredited)
  85. Perfide.... ma belle .... Lodger at Pensione Tecla (no credit info - unconfirmed role)
  86. Poveri milionari .... Train passenger (uncredited)
  87. Psicanalista per signora .... Traffic policeman (uncredited)
  88. Quanto sei bella Roma .... Manager of the Carillon nightclub (credited as "Claudio Poli")
  89. Simpatico mascalzone .... Audience member in the theater (uncredited)
  90. Tipi da spiaggia .... Il bagnone (uncredited)
  91. Tutti innamorati .... Man entering lavatory (uncredited)
  92. Uomini e nobiluomini .... Snoring man in prison cell (uncredited)
  93. Un uomo facile .... Man helping Giovanna Ralli outside the bar (uncredited)

  94. A qualcuna piace calvo .... Angry man in the window (uncredited)
  95. Caccia al marito .... Antonio, the lifeguard (uncredited)
  96. Caravan petrol .... Nightclub customer (uncredited)
  97. Ferragosto in bikini .... Beach bar manager (credited)
  98. Fra Manisco cerca guai... .... Monk (credited)
  99. I baccanali di Tiberio .... Dancing slave (uncredited)
  100. I Teddy boys della canzone .... Television viewer (uncredited)
  101. Il mattatore .... Chef (uncredited)
  102. Il mio amico Jekyll .... Rufio, Dr. Jekyll's assistant (credited)
  103. Il principe fusto .... Mimmo (credited)
  104. It Started in Naples .... Nightclub customer / Man in coffee bar (uncredited)
  105. La strada dei giganti .... Barman (uncredited)
  106. Messalina, Venere imperatrice .... Drunken man at street celebrations (uncredited)
  107. Morgan il pirata .... Pirate (uncredited)
  108. Totò, Fabrizi e i giovani d'oggi .... Man watching TV in bakers shop (uncredited)
  109. Un dollaro di fifa .... Zaccaria, the mayor's right hand man (credited)

  110. 5 marines per 100 ragazze .... Fat sailor in Imparato's dream (uncredited)
  111. Barabba .... Man in tavern (uncredited)
  112. Come September .... Police commissioner (uncredited)
  113. Francis of Assisi .... Tavern keeper (uncredited)
  114. I due marescialli .... Postman (credited)
  115. Il mantenuto .... Man buried in sand (uncredited)
  116. La ragazza sotto il lenzuolo .... John Allison (credited)
  117. Le ambiziose .... Guest of honour at party (uncredited)
  118. Le magnifiche 7 .... Yacht captain (uncredited)
  119. La vendetta della maschera di ferro .... Tavern keeper (credited)
  120. Le avventure di Mary Read .... Party guest whose trousers fall down (credited)
  121. Romolo e Remo .... Pastor (uncredited)
  122. Totò, Peppino e la dolce vita .... Thief (uncredited)
  123. Vanina Vanini .... Fabric merchant (uncredited)

  124. Carmen di Trastevere .... Customer eating spaghetti (no credit info)
  125. Colpo gobbo all'italiana .... Bar proprietor (credited)
  126. I motorizzati .... Man at the car market (uncredited)
  127. Il cambio della guardia .... Fascist driver (uncredited)
  128. Lo smemorato di Collegno .... Mental patient who thinks he's a bench (uncredited)
  129. Maciste contro lo Sceicco .... Chamberlain (credited)
  130. Sodoma e Gomorra .... Queen's cupbearer (uncredited)
  131. Totò diabolicus .... Postman (credited)

  132. Finché dura la tempesta .... Waiter (uncredited)
  133. Gidget Goes to Rome .... Museum guard (uncredited)
  134. Gli onorevoli .... MSI supporter (uncredited)
  135. I due colonnelli .... Cook (uncredited)
  136. Il monaco di Monza .... Nurse (credited)
  137. L'attico .... Nurse (uncredited)
  138. La donna degli altri è sempre più bella .... Man in the mirror (uncredited)
  139. Tempo di Roma .... Shoeshine (uncredited)
  140. Totòsexy .... Prisoner No.1 (credited)

  141. Biblioteca di studio uno - La primula rossa (TV series) .... Prison guard in the Bastille (credited)
  142. Controsesso - segment "Il professore" .... Café customer by the jukebox (uncredited)
  143. Due mafiosi nel Far West .... Saloon customer (uncredited)
  144. I due evasi di Sing Sing .... Boxing match announcer (credited)
  145. I marziani hanno 12 manni .... Spectator at football match (uncredited)
  146. Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori .... Tavern keeper (uncredited)

  147. Altissima pressione (credited) .... Owner of Catacomba (uncredited)
  148. Colorado Charlie .... Jack, Springfield barman (maybe credited under pseudonym?)
  149. I due sergenti del generale Custer .... Barman (uncredited)
  150. I figli del leopardo (credited) .... Farmer (uncredited)
  151. Il gladiatore che sfidò l'impero .... Guest at Nero's banquet (uncredited)
  152. The Agony and the Ecstasy .... Tavern customer (uncredited)
  153. Io uccido, tu uccidi - segment "Cavalleria rusticana: oggi" .... Sicilian man (uncredited)
  154. La sfida dei Giganti .... Geronte (uncredited)
  155. Un dollaro bucato .... Man cat-calling to Judy in saloon (uncertain identification)

  156. After the Fox .... Actor (credited)
  157. Agguato sul Bosforo .... Informer in the Contessa's club (uncredited)
  158. All the Way to Paris .... Italian butcher (credited, but not found)
  159. Io, io, io.... e gli altri .... Man at the desk in the funeral home (uncredited)
  160. Per pochi dollari ancora .... Saloon customer (uncredited)
  161. The Bible: in the beginning... / La bibbia .... Sodomite (uncredited)
  162. Un milione di dollari per 7 assassini .... Man in sauna (uncredited)
  163. Vacanze sulla neve .... Accompanist of students on a school trip (credited)

  164. 7 donne per i Mac Gregor .... Barney, hardware store owner (uncredited)
  165. Arrriva Dorellik .... Gustavo Dupont (uncredited)
  166. Ballata da un miliardo .... Peter Di Dio (uncredited)
  167. Bang Bang Kid .... Barman (credited)
  168. I crudeli .... Man in saloon (uncredited)
  169. Il magnifico texano .... Barman (uncredited)
  170. L'indomabile Angelica .... Bidder at slave auction (uncredited)
  171. La cintura di castità .... Diavolone (credited)
  172. La feldmarescialla - Rita fugge... lui corre... egli scappa .... German officer blowing swastika smoke ring (uncredited)
  173. Le dolci signore .... Guest at Orphans benefit (uncredited)
  174. The Taming of the Shrew .... Man in the street when Lucentio arrives (uncredited)

  175. Brutti di notte .... Man in Piazza Navona (uncredited)
  176. Don Chisciotte e Sancio Panza .... Tavern customer (uncredited)
  177. Donne... botte e bersaglieri .... Commendator Lo Giudice (uncredited)
  178. E per tetto un cielo di stelle .... Store keeper (uncredited)
  179. Il grande silenzio .... Barman (uncredited)
  180. Il pistolero segnato da Dio .... Barman (uncredited)
  181. Peggio per me... meglio per te .... Restaurant diner (uncredited)
  182. Se vuoi vivere... spara! .... Fred, barman (uncredited)
  183. Stuntman .... Man with camper (no credit info)
  184. Tre passi nel delirio / Histoires extraordinaires .... Driver / Party guest (uncredited)
  185. Un minuto per pregare, un istante per morire .... Man in saloon (uncredited)

  186. 5 figli di cane .... Brothel client (uncredited)
  187. Gli specialisti .... Barman (uncredited)
  188. Ehi amico... c'è Sabata, hai chiuso! .... Barman (uncredited)
  189. I quattro del Pater Noster .... Gambler (uncredited)
  190. Il ragazzo che sorride .... Porter delivering sofa (uncredited)
  191. Le calde notti di Poppea .... Man in market place (uncredited)
  192. Una su 13 .... Pasqualino's father (uncredited)
  193. Zorro marchese di Navarra .... Tavern keeper (uncredited)

  194. Nel giorno del signore .... Companion of Messer Anticoli (uncredited)
  195. Satiricosissimo .... Party guest (uncredited)
  196. Splendori e miserie di Madame Royale .... Man in sauna (uncredited)

  197. Er Più - Storia d'amore e di coltello .... Tavern proprietor (uncredited)
  198. Il provinciale .... Man delivering chairs (uncredited)
  199. Le juge (All'ovest di Sacramento) .... Witness at Buck's trial (uncredited)
  200. Mio padre, monsignore .... Man singing in town square (credited)
  201. Quando gli uomini armarono la clava e... con le donne fecero din-don .... Fat lake dweller (no credit info)
  202. Quickly - spari e baci a colazione .... Plane passenger (uncredited)
  203. Riuscirà l'avvocato Franco Benenato a sconfiggere il suo acerrimo nemico il pretore Ciccio De Ingras? .... Barman (uncredited)
  204. Siamo tutti in libertà provvisoria .... Man with prostitute (uncredited)
  205. Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... parola di Spirito Santo .... Barman (uncredited)

  206. Boccaccio .... Spectator (uncredited)
  207. Così Sia .... Bell ringer (uncredited)
  208. Domani passo a salutare la tua vedova... parola di Epidemia .... Hotel receptionist (uncredited)
  209. …E si salvò solo l'aretino pietro con una mano avanti e l'altra dietro .... The dishonoured father (uncredited)
  210. Il prode Anselmo e il suo scudiero .... Blacksmith (uncredited)
  211. Il terrore con gli occhi storti .... Barman at party (uncredited)
  212. Lo chiameremo Andrea .... Actor in advert on TV (uncredited)
  213. Roma .... Man eating on restaurant terrace (uncredited)
  214. Sollazzevoli storie di mogli gaudenti e mariti penitenti .... Monk who lags behind (uncredited)
  215. Storia di fifa e di coltello - Er seguito der più .... Not found (credited)
  216. Tutti fratelli nel west... per parte di padre .... Shower customer (uncredited)

  217. Diario di una vergine romana .... Nobleman in Livia's bed (uncredited)
  218. Novelle licenziose di vergini vogliose .... Friar (credited)
  219. Polvere di stelle .... Spectator at Theatre Caracioni (uncredited)
  220. Vogliamo i colonnelli .... Officer on the bench with walkie talkie (uncredited)

  221. La rivolta delle gladiatrici / The Arena .... Man at the orgy (uncredited)

  222. La polizia interviene: ordine di uccidere! .... Kellner, restaurant owner (credited)
  223. Prima ti suono e poi ti sparo (credited) .... Saloon owner (uncredited)
  224. Un sorriso, uno schiaffo, un bacio in bocca .... Postman (uncredited) (archive footage from "Totò diabolicus" - 1963)

  225. Cassandra Crossing .... Train passenger (uncredited)
  226. Novecento .... Fascist at church meeting (uncredited)
  227. Squadra antiscippo .... Football supporter (credited as "Domenico Poli")
  228. Il conto è chiuso .... Garage owner (uncredited)
  229. Paura in città .... Nestore Frangipane, barman (credited as "Domenico Poli")
  230. Squadra antifurto .... Sr. Mussulman (credited)

  231. Emanuelle perché violenza alle donne? .... Man performing cunnilingus (uncredited)
  232. La banda del trucido .... Pool hall manager (uncredited)
  233. Messalina, Messalina! .... Man in tavern (uncredited)
  234. Poliziotto sprint .... Peppone, an informer (credited as "Domenico Poli")
  235. Squadra antitruffa .... Milady (uncredited)
  236. Un borghese piccolo piccolo .... Freemason (uncredited)

  237. Il figlio dello sceicco .... Abdul, the sheik (credited)
  238. La banda del gobbo .... Salvatore (uncredited)
  239. La Cage aux Folles / Il vizietto .... Marcel, cafe owner (uncredited)
  240. Pari e dispari .... Cafe manager (uncredited)

  241. Viaggio con Anita .... Production assistant on commercial (uncredited)
  242. Giallo napoletano .... Cook in psychiatric hospital (uncredited)
  243. La liceale, il diavolo e l'acquasanta .... Man who was mugged (uncredited)
  244. La luna .... Piano delivery man (credited)
  245. Letti selvaggi .... School janitor (uncredited)

  246. La città delle donne .... Party guest (uncredited)
  247. Delitto a Porta Romana .... Man outside theatre (uncredited)
  248. Mi faccio la barca .... Parking attendant (credited)
  249. Piedone d'Egitto .... Passenger on plane (credited)
  250. La salamandra .... Party guest (uncredited)
  251. Sono fotogenico .... Assistant on the set of "L'ultimo rally" (uncredited)
  252. Zucchero, miele e peperoncino .... Father of Rosalia (uncredited)

  253. Delitto al ristorante cinese .... Gasparotto (credited)
  254. Il marchese del Grillo .... Tavern keeper (uncredited)
  255. L'isola del gabbiano (TV mini-series) .... Man on the beach (uncredited)
  256. La sai l'ultima su... i matti? .... Mental patient (uncredited)
  257. Uno contro l'altro, praticamente amici .... Restaurant owner (uncredited)

  258. Bomber .... Cook (uncredited)
  259. Delitto sull'autostrada .... Restaurant owner (uncredited)
  260. Dio il fa poi il accoppia .... Taxi driver (uncredited)
  261. Il conte Tacchia .... Priest (uncredited)
  262. La casa stregata .... Customer entering the bank during first robbery (uncredited)
  263. Monsignor .... Sicilian priest (credited as "Domenico Poli")
  264. Pronto... Lucia .... Barman in Austrian restaurant (uncredited)
  265. Vieni avanti cretino .... Man leaving prison (uncredited)

  266. Guapparia .... Priest (uncredited)
  267. II diavolo e l'acquasanta .... Taxi driver (credited)

  268. A tu per tu .... (credited, but not found)
  269. Le due vite di Mattia Pascal (TV mini-series) - episode 3.... Desk clerk at gambling den (uncredited)
  270. The Last Days of Pompeii (TV mini-series) Eps. 1, 3.... Priest of Isis at the arena (uncredited)

  271. I soliti ignoti vent'anni dopo .... Cesare (credited)
  272. Mi faccia causa (TV series) - episode 3 .... Chef in court room (uncredited)

  273. Ginger e Fred .... Man in waiting area (uncredited)
  274. Quando arriva il giudice (TV series) - episode 5: "La notte delle stelle" .... Guest at the costume party (uncredited)

Additional credits
  • Polaroid Swinger advertisement (1968) .... Himself (vocally credited)
  • Emulsio floor wax advertisement (1970) .... Man having shoe problems (uncredited)

More Mimmo!
Even with the 250+ odd credits here already there are still more titles in which Mimmo reportedly appears, so if anyone has shots of him in any of the titles below, you know what to do! Equally, if you know he definitely does not appear in any of these films then please let me know and I will move the title to the other list below - and of course if you know of or can find any additional titles not on this list that would be even better!
  • Licenza premio (1951)
  • La chiamavan capinera (1957)
  • La duchessa di Santa Lucia (1959)
  • La cieca di Sorrento (1963) There is a fishmonger who looks like he could be Mimmo, however the German DVD, which seems to be the only version currently available, is both too soft and too dark to make a definite ID.
  • Indios a nord-ovest (1964)
  • Gli altri, gli altri e noi (1966) - not to be confused with Io, Io, Io e gli altri, released the same year, in which Mimmo also appears
  • La donne a una dimensione (1969) as Man on TV (uncredited)

Mimmo is missing!
Mimmo seems to have a surprisingly high number of mis-credits around the internet, and even in the credits of films themselves, for films in which he does not seem to appear. A few of these could maybe be accounted for by my having only seen versions where his appearance had been cut, some are clearly misidentifications and it is possible I could have missed him in one or two, but then again some of them are just total mysteries. If anyone else wants to search for him in these films in the hope of finding him where I may have missed him I wish you good luck.
  • Ulisse (1954) - Does not appear. Pretty much every filmography I’ve found of Mimmo, including ANICA, includes this title, where he reportedly plays a character called Procio. I have been through this film previously gathering images and identifying actors without finding him (or anyone who resembles him) or any character named Procio and I have been through it three times now on blu-ray specifically looking for Mimmo, still with no luck, so this credit is a big Mimmo mystery.
  • Il carabiniere a cavallo (1961) - Does not appear. IMDb lists him as an uncredited actor in this film but without giving any character name/description and he's nowhere to be found in the film. But there is (uncredited) a tiny role for Gianni Baghino, who even though he doesn't resemble Mimmo, sometimes appeared together with him and often played the same kinds of roles, so possibly someone has confused the two.
  • Il federale (1961) - Probably does not appear. Listed on various websites, including ANICA, with no role given, I couldn’t find him - someone may have confused him with a different unidentified fat actor seen on a bus or a fat trainee soldier who is not seen clearly enough to identify.
  • Vino, whisky e acqua salata (1963) - Does not appear. The credits list a “Max Poli” which someone has listed on IMDb as being Mimmo, but he most definitely does not appear in this one, so “Max Poli” is presumably a different actor altogether.
  • Trappola per sette spie (1966) - Does not appear. Just as with Vino, whisky e acqua salata, a certain “Max Poly” is listed in the credits, but in spite of what the IMDb says, this is not (uncredited) an alias for Mimmo.
  • The Honey Pot / Masquerade (1967) - Does not appear. IMDb lists Mimmo as playing a cook, but there is no such role in the film. IMDb also says that a number of actors, including Antonio Corevi and Frank Latimore, filmed scenes that were deleted from the film. There were apparently 18 minutes cut between the film’s initial opening and wide release, and it’s the shorter version which is available on DVD and blu-ray. Maybe Mimmo’s scene was also cut? Who knows!
  • Poppea... una prostituta al servizio dell’impero (1972) - Does not appear. Listed on IMDb and other places, my guess is that someone at some point confused this film with one or other of the similarly titled and themed Le calde notti di Poppea or Livia, una vergine per l’impero, in both of which Mimmo does appear.
  • Piedone lo sbirro (1973) - Probably does not appear. Listed on IMDb with no role. Maybe mistaken for one of several similar looking actors in the film. I couldn’t find him.
  • Zanna Bianca (1973) - Does not appear. Mimmo is credited on ANICA as being in this film, but it is actually Maurice Poli who is credited in the film and playing the role they ascribe to Mimmo.
  • Libidomania (1979) - Does not appear. Mimmo is mis-credited on IMDb and elsewhere as playing the role actually played by Veriano Ginesi.
  • La patata bollente (1979) - Probably does not appear. Mimmo is listed on Cinema Italiano DB as playing a “Worker”. Since the film is set in a factory there are a lot of actors who could be credited as workers, but as far as I can see Mimmo is not one of them. There is an actor sitting in the far background in a scene in the factory restaurant who resembles Mimmo's shape, but I think it would be impossible to see him clearly enough to make a positive I.D.
  • Squadra antigangsters (1979) - Probably does not appear. According to IMDb Mimmo plays an arab in the pre-credit sequence. What pre-credit sequence? The copy I watched didn’t have one and neither did it have Mimmo, which means it was either cut or never existed.
Notes and sources
1. Profile of Mimmo Poli in Tototruffa2002.it.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 18:08

Totò e i Re di Roma (1951) in what are presumably dual roles as Man pushing past Toto coming up steps and Man in heaven.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 18:26

Anna (1951) as Nurse

Note: In his credits around the internet Mimmo's character descriptions frequently include the word "Fat", such as here he would be called "The fat nurse / L'infermiere grasso". I don't really see the necessity to include that description in a film like this, since his size goes without saying and is only really worth noting if it is important to his role, which here it is not.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 18:33

Il cappotto (1952) as Councillor
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 18:38

Jolanda la figlia del Corsaro Nero (1952) as Pirate

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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 18:42

Lo sai che i papaveri... (1952) as Sfilatino

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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 18:45

La muta di Portici (1952) as Man waiting for food

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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 18:49

Noi due soli (1952) as Man at the bus stop

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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 18:52

Totò a colori (1952) as Man cleaning outside Trattoria

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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 18:58

Totò e le donne (1952) as Nurse

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