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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. Sette ore di guai (uncredited) .... Bernardo, construction worker
  3. Totò e i Re di Roma (uncredited) .... Man pushing past Toto coming up steps

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  96. 5 marines per 100 ragazze (uncredited) .... Fat sailor in Imparato's dream
  97. Barabba (uncredited) .... Man in tavern
  98. Come September (uncredited) .... Police commissioner
  99. Francis of Assisi (uncredited) .... Tavern keeper
  100. I due marescialli (credited) .... Postman
  101. Il mantenuto (uncredited) .... Man buried in sand
  102. La ragazza sotto il lenzuolo (credited?) .... John Allison
  103. Le ambiziose (uncredited) .... Guest of honour at party
  104. Le magnifiche 7 (uncredited) .... Yacht captain
  105. La vendetta della maschera di ferro (credited) .... Role?
  106. Le avventure di Mary Read (credited) .... Party guest whose trousers fall down
  107. Romolo e Remo (uncredited) .... Pastor
  108. Sodoma e Gomorra (uncredited) .... Queen's cupbearer
  109. Vanina Vanini (uncredited) .... Fabric merchant

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

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

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

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

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

  145. 7 donne per i Mac Gregor (uncredited) .... Barney, hardware store owner
  146. Arrriva Dorellik (uncredited) .... Gustavo Dupont
  147. Bang Bang Kid (credited) .... Barman
  148. I crudeli (uncredited) .... Man in saloon
  149. Il magnifico texano (uncredited) .... Barman
  150. L'indomabile Angelica (uncredited) .... Bidder at slave auction
  151. La bisbetica domata (uncredited) .... Man in street
  152. La cintura di castità (uncredited) .... Diavolone
  153. La feldmarescialla - Rita fugge... lui corre... egli scappa (uncredited) .... German officer blowing swastika smoke ring
  154. Le dolci signore (uncredited) .... Guest at Orphans benefit
  155. Peggio per me... meglio per te (uncredited) .... Restaurant diner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  244. Guapparia (uncredited) .... Priest
  245. II diavolo e l'acquasanta (uncredited) .... Taxi driver

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

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

  251. 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
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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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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Re: Mimmo Poli

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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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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