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Mimmo Poli

Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 15:43

Mimmo Poli in Romolo e Remo (1961)
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Domenico “Mimmo” Poli was born on April 11th 1922 in Rome. He died on April 4th 1986 in Rome, aged 64, from a heart attack.[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.

[1] Tototruffa profile

  1. Anna (uncredited) .... Nurse
  2. Mamma mia, che impressione! (uncredited) .... Gym trainer (uncertain identification)
  3. Sette ore di guai (uncredited) .... Bernardo, construction worker
  4. Totò e i Re di Roma (uncredited) .... Man pushing past Toto coming up steps

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

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

  23. Il coraggio (uncredited) .... "Coraggio e volontà" member
  24. Guerra e pace (uncredited) .... Officer at the orgy

  25. Il bigamo (uncredited) .... Prisoner
  26. Beatrice Cenci (uncredited) .... Servant in Cenci household
  27. Il tetto (uncredited) .... Taxi driver
  28. Kean: Genio e sregolatezza (uncredited) .... Customer in tavern
  29. Mi permette babbo! (uncredited) .... Man repossessing piano
  30. Montecarlo (uncredited) .... Barman
  31. Mio figlio Nerone (credited) .... Nero's courtier
  32. Totò lascia o raddoppia? (uncredited) .... Bookmaker
  33. Totò, Peppino e i fuorilegge (uncredited) .... Bandit's cook
  34. Una pelliccia di visone (uncredited) .... Panetti's chauffeur

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

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

  66. Arrangiatevi (uncredited) .... Chicken vendor
  67. Ferdinando I° re di Napoli (uncredited) .... Waiter polishing the King's portrait
  68. I ragazzi del juke box (uncredited) .... Sleeping songwriter
  69. I Reali di Francia (uncredited) .... Angry peasant
  70. Il figlio del Corsaro Rosso (uncredited) .... Tavern keeper
  71. Il moralista (uncredited) .... Policeman on bicycle
  72. Il nemico di mia moglie (uncredited) .... Fence-shaking football supporter
  73. Il raccomandato di Ferro (uncredited) .... Lawyer on the telephone
  74. Il vedovo (uncredited) .... Man in nightclub
  75. Juke Box Urli d'amore (uncredited) .... Man dancing in club
  76. La cento chilometri (uncredited) .... One of the men who take away Cesare and Angela's bed
  77. La notte brava (uncredited) .... Barman
  78. Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) (uncredited) .... Bar customer
  79. Perfide.... ma belle (credited?) .... Lodger at Pensione Tecla (role unconfirmed)
  80. Poveri milionari (uncredited) .... Train passenger
  81. Psicanalista per signora (uncredited) .... Traffic policeman
  82. Quanto sei bella Roma (uncredited?) .... Manager of the Carillon nightclub
  83. Simpatico mascalzone (uncredited) .... Audience member in the theater
  84. Tipi da spiaggia (uncredited) .... Il bagnone
  85. Tutti innamorati (uncredited) .... Man entering lavatory
  86. Uomini e nobiluomini (uncredited) .... Snoring man in prison cell

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

  103. 5 marines per 100 ragazze (uncredited) .... Fat sailor in Imparato's dream
  104. Barabba (uncredited) .... Man in tavern
  105. Come September (uncredited) .... Police commissioner
  106. Francis of Assisi (uncredited) .... Tavern keeper
  107. I due marescialli (credited) .... Postman
  108. Il mantenuto (uncredited) .... Man buried in sand
  109. La ragazza sotto il lenzuolo (credited?) .... John Allison
  110. Le ambiziose (uncredited) .... Guest of honour at party
  111. Le magnifiche 7 (uncredited) .... Yacht captain
  112. La vendetta della maschera di ferro (credited) .... Tavern keeper
  113. Le avventure di Mary Read (credited) .... Party guest whose trousers fall down
  114. Romolo e Remo (uncredited) .... Pastor
  115. Sodoma e Gomorra (uncredited) .... Queen's cupbearer
  116. Vanina Vanini (uncredited) .... Fabric merchant

  117. Carmen di Trastevere (credited?) .... Customer eating spaghetti
  118. Colpo gobbo all'italiana (credited) .... Bar proprietor
  119. I motorizzati (uncredited) .... Man at the car market
  120. Il cambio della guardia (uncredited) .... Fascist driver
  121. Lo smemorato di Collegno (uncredited) .... Mental patient who thinks he's a bench
  122. Maciste contro lo Sceicco (credited) .... Chamberlain
  123. Totò diabolicus (credited) .... Postman

  124. Finché dura la tempesta (uncredited) .... Waiter
  125. Gidget Goes to Rome (uncredited) .... Museum guard
  126. Gli onorevoli (uncredited) .... MSI supporter
  127. I due colonnelli (uncredited) .... Cook
  128. Il monaco di Monza (credited) .... Nurse
  129. L'attico (uncredited) .... Nurse
  130. Totòsexy (credited) .... Prisoner No.1

  131. Biblioteca di studio uno - La primula rossa (TV series) (credited) .... Prison guard in the Bastille
  132. Controsesso - segment "Il professore" (uncredited) .... Café customer by the jukebox
  133. Due mafiosi nel Far West (uncredited) .... Saloon customer
  134. I due evasi di Sing Sing (uncredited) .... Speaker
  135. I marziani hanno 12 manni (uncredited) .... Spectator at football match
  136. Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori (uncredited) .... Tavern keeper
  137. Il gladiatore che sfidò l'impero (uncredited) .... Guest at Nero's banquet

  138. Altissima pressione (credited) .... Owner of Catacomba
  139. Colorado Charlie (maybe credited under pseudonym?) .... Jack, Springfield barman
  140. I due sergenti del generale Custer (uncredited) .... Barman
  141. I figli del leopardo (credited) .... Farmer
  142. Il tormento e l'estasi / The agony and the ecstasy (uncredited) .... Tavern customer
  143. Io uccido, tu uccidi - segment "Cavalleria rusticana: oggi" (uncredited) .... Sicilian man
  144. La sfida dei Giganti (uncredited) .... Geronte
  145. Un dollaro bucato (uncredited) .... Man cat-calling to Judy in saloon (uncertain identification)

  146. After the Fox (credited) .... Actor
  147. Agguato sul Bosforo (uncredited) .... Informer in the Contessa's club
  148. All the Way to Paris (credited but not found) .... Italian butcher
  149. Io, io, io.... e gli altri (uncredited) .... Man at the desk in the funeral home
  150. La Bibbia (uncredited) .... Sodomite
  151. Per pochi dollari ancora (uncredited) .... Saloon customer
  152. Un milione di dollari per 7 assassini (uncredited) .... Man in sauna
  153. Vacanze sulla neve (poster credit) .... Role?

  154. 7 donne per i Mac Gregor (uncredited) .... Barney, hardware store owner
  155. Arrriva Dorellik (uncredited) .... Gustavo Dupont
  156. Bang Bang Kid (credited) .... Barman
  157. I crudeli (uncredited) .... Man in saloon
  158. Il magnifico texano (uncredited) .... Barman
  159. L'indomabile Angelica (uncredited) .... Bidder at slave auction
  160. La bisbetica domata (uncredited) .... Man in street
  161. La cintura di castità (uncredited) .... Diavolone
  162. La feldmarescialla - Rita fugge... lui corre... egli scappa (uncredited) .... German officer blowing swastika smoke ring
  163. Le dolci signore (uncredited) .... Guest at Orphans benefit
  164. Peggio per me... meglio per te (uncredited) .... Restaurant diner

  165. Brutti di notte (uncredited) .... Man in Piazza Navona
  166. Don Chisciotte e Sancio Panza (uncredited) .... Tavern customer
  167. Donne... botte e bersaglieri (uncredited) .... Commendator Lo Giudice
  168. E per tetto un cielo di stelle (uncredited) .... Store keeper
  169. Il grande silenzio (uncredited) .... Barman
  170. Il pistolero segnato da Dio (uncredited) .... Barman
  171. Se vuoi vivere... spara! (uncredited) .... Fred, barman
  172. Stuntman (credits?) .... Man with camper
  173. Tre passi nel delirio / Histoires extraordinaires (uncredited) .... Driver / Party guest
  174. Un minuto per pregare, un istante per morire (uncredited) .... Man in saloon

  175. Cinque figli di cane (uncredited) .... Brothel client
  176. Gli specialisti (uncredited) .... Barman
  177. Ehi amico... c'è Sabata, hai chiuso! (uncredited) .... Barman
  178. I quattro del Pater Noster (uncredited) .... Gambler
  179. Il ragazzo che sorride (uncredited) .... Porter delivering sofa
  180. Le calde notti di Poppea (uncredited) .... Man in market place
  181. Una su 13 (uncredited) .... Pasqualino's father
  182. Zorro marchese di Navarra (uncredited) .... Tavern keeper

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

  186. Er Più - Storia d'amore e di coltello (uncredited) .... Tavern proprietor
  187. Il provinciale (uncredited) .... Man delivering chairs
  188. Le juge (All'ovest di Sacramento) (uncredited) .... Witness at Buck's trial
  189. Mio padre, monsignore (credited) .... Man singing in town square
  190. Quando gli uomini armarono la clava e... con le donne fecero din-don (credited?) .... Fat lake dweller
  191. Quickly - spari e baci a colazione (uncredited) .... Plane passenger
  192. Riuscirà l'avvocato Franco Benenato a sconfiggere il suo acerrimo nemico il pretore Ciccio De Ingras? (uncredited) .... Barman
  193. Siamo tutti in libertà provvisoria (uncredited) .... Man with prostitute
  194. Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... parola di Spirito Santo (uncredited) .... Barman

  195. Boccaccio (uncredited) .... Spectator
  196. Così Sia (uncredited) .... Bell ringer
  197. Domani passo a salutare la tua vedova... parola di Epidemia (uncredited) .... Hotel receptionist
  198. …E si salvò solo l'aretino pietro con una mano avanti e l'altra dietro (uncredited) .... The dishonoured father
  199. Il prode Anselmo e il suo scudiero (uncredited) .... Blacksmith
  200. Il terrore con gli occhi storti (uncredited) .... Barman at party
  201. Lo chiameremo Andrea (uncredited) .... Actor in advert on TV
  202. Roma (uncredited) .... Man eating on restaurant terrace
  203. Sollazzevoli storie di mogli gaudenti e mariti penitenti (uncredited) .... Monk who lags behind
  204. Storia di fifa e di coltello - Er seguito der più (credited) .... Not found

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

  209. La rivolta delle gladiatrici / The Arena (uncredited) .... Man at the orgy
  210. Prima ti suono e poi ti sparo (credited) .... Saloon owner

  211. La polizia interviene: ordine di uccidere! (credited) .... Kellner, restaurant owner
  212. Un sorriso, uno schiaffo, un bacio in bocca (uncredited) .... Postman (archive footage from "Totò diabolicus" - 1963)

  213. Cassandra Crossing (uncredited) .... Train passenger
  214. Novecento (uncredited) .... Fascist at church meeting
  215. Squadra antiscippo (credited as Domenico Poli) .... Football supporter
  216. Il conto è chiuso (uncredited) .... Garage owner
  217. Paura in città (credited as Domenico Poli) .... Nestore Frangipane, barman
  218. Squadra antifurto (credited) .... Sr. Mussulman

  219. Emanuelle perché violenza alle donne? (uncredited) .... Man performing cunnilingus
  220. La banda del trucido (uncredited) .... Pool hall manager
  221. Messalina, Messalina! (uncredited) .... Man in tavern
  222. Poliziotto sprint (credited) .... Peppone, an informer
  223. Squadra antitruffa (uncredited) .... Milady
  224. Un borghese piccolo piccolo (uncredited) .... Freemason

  225. Il figlio dello sceicco (credited) .... Abdul, The Sheik
  226. La banda del gobbo (uncredited) .... Salvatore
  227. La Cage aux Folles / Il vizietto (uncredited) .... Marcel, cafe owner
  228. Pari e dispari (uncredited) .... Cafe manager

  229. Viaggio con Anita (uncredited) .... Production assistant on commercial
  230. Giallo napoletano (uncredited) .... Cook in psychiatric hospital
  231. La liceale, il diavolo e l'acquasanta (uncredited) .... Man who was mugged
  232. La luna (credited) .... Piano delivery man
  233. Letti selvaggi (uncredited) .... School janitor

  234. La città delle donne (uncredited) .... Party guest
  235. Delitto a Porta Romana (uncredited) .... Man outside theatre
  236. Mi faccio la barca (credited) .... Parking attendant
  237. Piedone d'Egitto (credited) .... Passenger on plane
  238. La salamandra (uncredited) .... Party guest
  239. Sono fotogenico (uncredited) .... Assistant on the set of "L'ultimo rally"
  240. Zucchero, miele e peperoncino (uncredited) .... Father of Rosalia

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

  246. Bomber (uncredited) .... Cook
  247. Delitto sull'autostrada (uncredited) .... Restaurant owner
  248. Dio il fa poi il accoppia (uncredited) .... Taxi driver
  249. Il conte Tacchia (uncredited) .... Priest
  250. La casa stregata (uncredited) .... Customer entering the bank during first robbery
  251. Monsignor (credited as Domenico Poli) .... Sicilian priest
  252. Pronto... Lucia (uncredited) .... Barman in Austrian restaurant
  253. Vieni avanti cretino (uncredited) .... Man leaving prison

  254. Guapparia (uncredited) .... Priest
  255. II diavolo e l'acquasanta (uncredited) .... Taxi driver

  256. A tu per tu (credited) .... Not found, maybe does not appear
  257. Le due vite di Mattia Pascal (TV mini-series, episode 3) (uncredited) .... Desk clerk at gambling den

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

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

Additional credits
  • Polaroid Swinger advertisement (1968, vocally credited) .... Himself

More Mimmo!
Even with the 235 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 barriera della legge (1954)
  • Donatella (1956) Identified as Nightclub customer, but no-one was able to grab an image
  • La chiamavan capinera (1957)
  • La duchessa di santa lucia (1959)
  • II principe fusto (1960) as Mimmo - maybe credited
  • 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
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 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.
  • La donna degli altri è sempre più bella (1963) - Probably does not appear. Mimmo is listed on ANICA and other sites as appearing in this episodic film, with no role given. I have been through it but couldn’t find him. He may have been confused with another unidentified fat actor who appears (who looks similar to the actor who he may have been mistaken for in Il Federale). Rudy also could not see Mimmo in this film.
  • 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 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.
  • A tu per tu (1984) - Probably does not appear. Mimmo’s name appears in the end credits, but I've looked several times and I couldn’t see him anywhere in the film. Just one more Mimmo mystery!

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Re: Mimmo Poli

Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 16:08

Totò e i Re di Roma (1951) as Man pushing past Toto coming up steps
Toto supposedly "discovered" Mimmo for this film, though, if true, he hardly put his new discovery to good use. Mimmo was reportedly already an established actor in the theatre at this point.

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Re: Mimmo Poli

Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 16:26

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, 16:33

Il cappotto (1952) as Councillor
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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 16:38

Jolanda la figlia del Corsaro Nero (1952) as Pirate

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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 16:42

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

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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 16:45

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

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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 16:49

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

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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 16:52

Totò a colori (1952) as Man cleaning outside Trattoria

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Post by PeplumParadise » 09/06/2019, 16:58

Totò e le donne (1952) as Nurse

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