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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


FILMOGRAPHY
1951
  1. Anna (uncredited) .... Nurse
  2. Mamma mia, che impressione! (uncredited) .... Gym trainer
  3. Sette ore di guai (uncredited) .... Bernardo, construction worker
  4. Totò e i Re di Roma (uncredited) .... Man pushing past Toto coming up steps

    1952
  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

    1953
  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

    1955
  23. Il coraggio (uncredited) .... "Coraggio e volontà" member
  24. Guerra e pace (uncredited) .... Officer at the orgy

    1956
  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

    1957
  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

    1958
  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. Ladro lui, ladra lei (uncredited) .... Remo
  61. Mia nonna poliziotto (uncredited) .... Member of the criminal gang
  62. Totò a Parigi (uncredited) .... Fat man on the train
  63. Venezia, la luna e tu (uncredited) .... Gigolo gondolier

    1959
  64. Arrangiatevi (uncredited) .... Chicken vendor
  65. I ragazzi del juke box (uncredited) .... Sleeping songwriter
  66. I Reali di Francia (uncredited) .... Angry peasant
  67. Il figlio del Corsaro Rosso (uncredited) .... Tavern keeper
  68. Il moralista (uncredited) .... Policeman on bicycle
  69. Il nemico di mia moglie (uncredited) .... Fence-shaking football supporter
  70. Il raccomandato di Ferro (uncredited) .... Lawyer on the telephone
  71. Il vedovo (uncredited) .... Man in nightclub
  72. Juke Box Urli d'amore (uncredited) .... Man dancing in club
  73. La cento chilometri (uncredited) .... One of the men who take away Cesare and Angela's bed
  74. Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) (uncredited) .... Bar customer
  75. Perfide.... ma belle (credited?) .... Lodger at Pensione Tecla (role unconfirmed)
  76. Poveri milionari (uncredited) .... Train passenger
  77. Psicanalista per signora (uncredited) .... Traffic policeman
  78. Quanto sei bella Roma (uncredited?) .... Manager of the Carillon nightclub
  79. Simpatico mascalzone (uncredited) .... Audience member in the theater
  80. Tipi da spiaggia (uncredited) .... Il bagnone
  81. Tutti innamorati (uncredited) .... Man entering lavatory
  82. Uomini e nobiluomini (uncredited) .... Snoring man in prison cell

    1960
  83. A qualcuna piace calvo (uncredited) .... Angry man in the window
  84. Caccia al marito (uncredited) .... Antonio, the lifeguard
  85. Caravan petrol (uncredited) .... Nightclub customer
  86. Ferragosto in bikini (credited) .... Beach bar manager
  87. Fra Manisco cerca guai... (credited) .... Monk
  88. I baccanali di Tiberio (uncredited) .... Dancing slave
  89. I Teddy boys della canzone (uncredited) .... Television viewer
  90. Il mattatore (uncredited) .... Chef
  91. Il mio amico Jekyll (credited) .... Rufio, Dr. Jekyll's assistant
  92. It started in Naples (uncredited) .... Nightclub customer / Man in coffee bar
  93. La strada dei giganti (uncredited) .... Barman
  94. Messalina, Venere imperatrice (uncredited) .... Drunken man at street celebrations
  95. Morgan il pirata (uncredited) .... Pirate
  96. Totò, Peppino e la dolce vita (uncredited) .... Thief
  97. Totò, Fabrizi e i giovani d'oggi (uncredited) .... Man watching TV in bakers shop
  98. Un dollaro di fifa (credited) .... Zaccaria, the mayor's right hand man

    1961
  99. 5 marines per 100 ragazze (uncredited) .... Fat sailor in Imparato's dream
  100. Barabba (uncredited) .... Man in tavern
  101. Come September (uncredited) .... Police commissioner
  102. Francis of Assisi (uncredited) .... Tavern keeper
  103. I due marescialli (credited) .... Postman
  104. Il mantenuto (uncredited) .... Man buried in sand
  105. La ragazza sotto il lenzuolo (credited?) .... John Allison
  106. Le ambiziose (uncredited) .... Guest of honour at party
  107. Le magnifiche 7 (uncredited) .... Yacht captain
  108. La vendetta della maschera di ferro (credited) .... Role?
  109. Le avventure di Mary Read (credited) .... Party guest whose trousers fall down
  110. Romolo e Remo (uncredited) .... Pastor
  111. Sodoma e Gomorra (uncredited) .... Queen's cupbearer
  112. Vanina Vanini (uncredited) .... Fabric merchant

    1962
  113. Carmen di Trastevere (credited?) .... Customer eating spaghetti
  114. Colpo gobbo all'italiana (credited) .... Bar proprietor
  115. I motorizzati (uncredited) .... Man at the car market
  116. Il cambio della guardia (uncredited) .... Fascist driver
  117. Lo smemorato di Collegno (uncredited) .... Mental patient who thinks he's a bench
  118. Maciste contro lo Sceicco (credited) .... Chamberlain
  119. Totò diabolicus (credited) .... Postman

    1963
  120. Finché dura la tempesta (uncredited) .... Waiter
  121. Gidget Goes to Rome (uncredited) .... Museum guard
  122. Gli onorevoli (uncredited) .... MSI supporter
  123. I due colonnelli (uncredited) .... Cook
  124. Il monaco di Monza (credited) .... Nurse
  125. L'attico (uncredited) .... Nurse
  126. Totòsexy (credited) .... Prisoner No.1

    1964
  127. Biblioteca di studio uno - La primula rossa (TV series) (credited) .... Prison guard in the Bastille
  128. Controsesso - segment "Il professore" (uncredited) .... Café customer by the jukebox
  129. Due mafiosi nel Far West (uncredited) .... Saloon customer
  130. I due evasi di Sing Sing (uncredited) .... Speaker
  131. I marziani hanno 12 manni (uncredited) .... Spectator at football match
  132. Il trionfo dei dieci gladiatori (uncredited) .... Tavern keeper
  133. Il gladiatore che sfidò l'impero (uncredited) .... Guest at Nero's banquet

    1965
  134. Altissima pressione (credited) .... Owner of Catacomba
  135. Colorado Charlie (maybe credited under pseudonym?) .... Jack, Springfield barman
  136. I due sergenti del generale Custer (uncredited) .... Barman
  137. I figli del leopardo (credited) .... Farmer
  138. Il tormento e l'estasi / The agony and the ecstasy (uncredited) .... Tavern customer
  139. Io uccido, tu uccidi - segment "Cavalleria rusticana: oggi" (uncredited) .... Sicilian man
  140. La sfida dei Giganti (uncredited) .... Geronte
  141. Un dollaro bucato (uncredited) .... Man cat-calling to Judy in saloon (uncertain identification)

    1966
  142. After the Fox (credited) .... Actor
  143. Agguato sul Bosforo (uncredited) .... Informer in the Contessa's club
  144. Io, io, io.... e gli altri (uncredited) .... Man at the desk in the funeral home
  145. La Bibbia (uncredited) .... Sodomite
  146. Per pochi dollari ancora (uncredited) .... Saloon customer
  147. Un milione di dollari per 7 assassini (uncredited) .... Man in sauna

    1967
  148. 7 donne per i Mac Gregor (uncredited) .... Barney, hardware store owner
  149. Arrriva Dorellik (uncredited) .... Gustavo Dupont
  150. Bang Bang Kid (credited) .... Barman
  151. I crudeli (uncredited) .... Man in saloon
  152. Il magnifico texano (uncredited) .... Barman
  153. L'indomabile Angelica (uncredited) .... Bidder at slave auction
  154. La bisbetica domata (uncredited) .... Man in street
  155. La cintura di castità (uncredited) .... Diavolone
  156. La feldmarescialla - Rita fugge... lui corre... egli scappa (uncredited) .... German officer blowing swastika smoke ring
  157. Le dolci signore (uncredited) .... Guest at Orphans benefit
  158. Peggio per me... meglio per te (uncredited) .... Restaurant diner

    1968
  159. Brutti di notte (uncredited) .... Man in Piazza Navona
  160. Don Chisciotte e Sancio Panza (uncredited) .... Tavern customer
  161. Donne... botte e bersaglieri (uncredited) .... Commendator Lo Giudice
  162. E per tetto un cielo di stelle (uncredited) .... Store keeper
  163. Il grande silenzio (uncredited) .... Barman
  164. Il pistolero segnato da Dio (uncredited) .... Barman
  165. Se vuoi vivere... spara! (uncredited) .... Fred, barman
  166. Stuntman (credits?) .... Man with camper
  167. Tre passi nel delirio / Histoires extraordinaires (uncredited) .... Driver / Party guest
  168. Un minuto per pregare, un istante per morire (uncredited) .... Man in saloon

    1969
  169. Cinque figli di cane (uncredited) .... Brothel client
  170. Gli specialisti (uncredited) .... Barman
  171. Ehi amico... c'è Sabata, hai chiuso! (uncredited) .... Barman
  172. I quattro del Pater Noster (uncredited) .... Gambler
  173. Il ragazzo che sorride (uncredited) .... Porter delivering sofa
  174. Le calde notti di Poppea (uncredited) .... Man in market place
  175. Una su 13 (uncredited) .... Pasqualino's father
  176. Zorro marchese di Navarra (uncredited) .... Tavern keeper

    1970
  177. Nel giorno del signore (uncredited) .... Companion of Messer Anticoli
  178. Satiricosissimo (uncredited) .... Party guest
  179. Splendori e miserie di Madame Royale (uncredited) .... Man in sauna

    1971
  180. Er Più - Storia d'amore e di coltello (uncredited) .... Tavern proprietor
  181. Il provinciale (uncredited) .... Man delivering chairs
  182. Le juge (All'ovest di Sacramento) (uncredited) .... Witness at Buck's trial
  183. Mio padre, monsignore (credited) .... Man singing in town square
  184. Quando gli uomini armarono la clava e... con le donne fecero din-don (credited?) .... Fat lake dweller
  185. Riuscirà l'avvocato Franco Benenato a sconfiggere il suo acerrimo nemico il pretore Ciccio De Ingras? (uncredited) .... Barman
  186. Siamo tutti in libertà provvisoria (uncredited) .... Man with prostitute
  187. Uomo avvisato mezzo ammazzato... parola di Spirito Santo (uncredited) .... Barman

    1972
  188. Boccaccio (uncredited) .... Spectator
  189. Così Sia (uncredited) .... Bell ringer
  190. Domani passo a salutare la tua vedova... parola di Epidemia (uncredited) .... Hotel receptionist
  191. …E si salvò solo l'aretino pietro con una mano avanti e l'altra dietro (uncredited) .... The dishonoured father
  192. Il prode Anselmo e il suo scudiero (uncredited) .... Blacksmith
  193. Il terrore con gli occhi storti (uncredited) .... Barman at party
  194. Lo chiameremo Andrea (uncredited) .... Actor in advert on TV
  195. Roma (uncredited) .... Man eating on restaurant terrace
  196. Sollazzevoli storie di mogli gaudenti e mariti penitenti (uncredited) .... Monk who lags behind
  197. Storia di fifa e di coltello - Er seguito der più (credited) .... Not found

    1973
  198. Diario di una vergine romana (uncredited) .... Nobleman in Livia's bed
  199. Novelle licenziose di vergini vogliose (credited) .... Friar
  200. Polvere di stelle (uncredited) .... Spectator at Theatre Caracioni
  201. Vogliamo i colonnelli (uncredited) .... Officer on the bench with walkie talkie

    1974
  202. La rivolta delle gladiatrici / The Arena (uncredited) .... Man at the orgy
  203. Prima ti suono e poi ti sparo (credited) .... Saloon owner

    1975
  204. La polizia interviene: ordine di uccidere! (credited) .... Kellner, restaurant owner
  205. Un sorriso, uno schiaffo, un bacio in bocca (uncredited) .... Postman (archive footage from "Totò diabolicus" - 1963)

    1976
  206. Cassandra Crossing (uncredited) .... Train passenger
  207. Novecento (uncredited) .... Fascist at church meeting
  208. Squadra antiscippo (credited as Domenico Poli) .... Football supporter
  209. Il conto è chiuso (uncredited) .... Garage owner
  210. Paura in città (credited as Domenico Poli) .... Nestore Frangipane, barman
  211. Squadra antifurto (credited) .... Sr. Mussulman

    1977
  212. Emanuelle perché violenza alle donne? (uncredited) .... Man performing cunnilingus
  213. La banda del trucido (uncredited) .... Pool hall manager
  214. Messalina, Messalina! (uncredited) .... Man in tavern
  215. Poliziotto sprint (credited) .... Peppone, an informer
  216. Squadra antitruffa (uncredited) .... Milady
  217. Un borghese piccolo piccolo (uncredited) .... Freemason

    1978
  218. Il figlio dello sceicco (credited) .... Abdul, The Sheik
  219. La banda del gobbo (uncredited) .... Salvatore
  220. La Cage aux Folles / Il vizietto (uncredited) .... Marcel, cafe owner
  221. Pari e dispari (uncredited) .... Cafe manager

    1979
  222. Viaggio con Anita (uncredited) .... Production assistant on commercial
  223. Giallo napoletano (uncredited) .... Cook in psychiatric hospital
  224. La liceale, il diavolo e l'acquasanta (uncredited) .... Man who was mugged
  225. La luna (credited) .... Piano delivery man
  226. Letti selvaggi (uncredited) .... School janitor

    1980
  227. La città delle donne (uncredited) .... Party guest
  228. Delitto a Porta Romana (uncredited) .... Man outside theatre
  229. Mi faccio la barca (credited) .... Parking attendant
  230. Piedone d'Egitto (credited) .... Passenger on plane
  231. La salamandra (uncredited) .... Party guest
  232. Sono fotogenico (uncredited) .... Assistant on the set of "L'ultimo rally"
  233. Zucchero, miele e peperoncino (uncredited) .... Father of Rosalia

    1981
  234. Delitto al ristorante cinese (credited) .... Gasparotto
  235. Il marchese del Grillo (uncredited) .... Tavern keeper
  236. L'isola del gabbiano (TV mini series) (uncredited) .... Man on the beach
  237. La sai l'ultima su... i matti? (uncredited) .... Mental patient
  238. Uno contro l'altro, praticamente amici (uncredited) .... Restaurant owner

    1982
  239. Bomber (uncredited) .... Cook
  240. Delitto sull'autostrada (uncredited) .... Restaurant owner
  241. Dio il fa poi il accoppia (uncredited) .... Taxi driver
  242. Il conte Tacchia (uncredited) .... Priest
  243. La casa stregata (uncredited) .... Customer entering the bank during first robbery
  244. Monsignor (credited as Domenico Poli) .... Sicilian priest
  245. Pronto... Lucia (uncredited) .... Barman in Austrian restaurant
  246. Vieni avanti cretino (uncredited) .... Man leaving prison

    1983
  247. Guapparia (uncredited) .... Priest
  248. II diavolo e l'acquasanta (uncredited) .... Taxi driver

    1984
  249. A tu per tu (credited) .... Not found, maybe does not appear
  250. Le due vite di Mattia Pascal (TV mini-series, episode 3) (uncredited) .... Desk clerk at gambling den

    1985
  251. Ginger e Fred (uncredited) .... Man in waiting area
  252. I soliti ignoti vent'anni dopo (credited) .... Cesare
  253. Mi faccia causa (TV series) - episode 3 (uncredited) .... Chef in court room

    1986
  254. 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)
  • La chiamavan capinera (1957)
  • La zia d’america va a sciare (1957)
  • La duchessa di santa lucia (1959)
  • II principe fusto (1960) as Mimmo - maybe credited
  • Indios a nord-ovest (1964)
  • Vacanze sulla neve (1966) - Mimmo is credited on the locandina on IMDb, but the quality is very poor so I didn't bother posting it
  • 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.
  • La notte brava (1959) - Probably does not appear. Credited on many sites, including ANICA, with no role given. According to Cinema Italiano DB, Mimmo is the final actor listed in the closing credits of this film, however the Italian copy I watched just ended with “Fine” and then faded out - as was normal in Italian films at that time. There is a fat pimp at the start of the film but he does not look like Mimmo to me, otherwise there is no-one similar.
  • 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
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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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Anna (1951) as Nurse
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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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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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Totò a colori (1952) as Man cleaning outside Trattoria
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Totò e le donne (1952) as Nurse
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