Mattei, Pino

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Mattei, Pino

Post by PeplumParadise » 20/02/2020, 19:39

Pino Mattei in I fantastici 3 Supermen (1967)
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Giuseppe "Pino" Mattei was a stuntman and actor who worked steadily, but not prolifically, in Italian films from the late '50's until the early '80's. He was also often credited as a Master of Arms. No biographical details are currently known.

Clearing up something that has caused some confusion and many mis-credits on various websites, he did use the pseudonym "Joseph Mathews" in a number of westerns, but he almost certainly does NOT appear in any films credited as "John Mathews", "John Mathios", "John Matheus" or "James Harris". He has also been confused on a number of occasions with similar-looking Franco Beltramme.

Filmography
1957
  1. La venere di Cheronea (uncredited) .... Soldier in the tavern
  2. Serenate per 16 bionde (uncredited) .... Thug disrupting music show

    1959
  3. Il mondo dei miracoli (uncredited) .... Man in Cinecittà cafeteria

    1960
  4. Il terrore della maschera rossa (uncredited) .... Guard
  5. La vendetta dei barbari (uncredited) .... Soldier
  6. Noi duri (uncredited) .... Gangster in nightclub

    1961
  7. Goliath contro i Giganti (uncredited) .... Sailor with Goliath
  8. Sansone (credited as Master of Arms) .... Does not appear

    1962
  9. Anno 79 - La distruzione di Ercolano (credited + Master of Arms) .... Draco
  10. I tre nemici (uncredited) .... Thug on the train
  11. Il colpo segreto di d'Artagnan (uncredited) .... Conspirator
  12. La furia di Ercole (credited?) .... Fighter

    1963
  13. Goliath e la schiava ribelle (uncredited) .... Soldier with Goliath
  14. I dieci gladiatori (credited + Master of Arms) .... Gladiator
  15. Il leone di San Marco (uncredited) .... Pirate
  16. Il vecchio testamento (credited + Master of Arms) .... Jakar
  17. L'eroe di Babilonia (uncredited) .... Ciro's lieutenant
  18. Ursus nella terra di fuoco (uncredited) .... Strong man in the contest

    1964
  19. Bianco, rosso, giallo, rosa (uncredited) .... Soldier
  20. Gli invincibili tre (credited + Master of Arms) .... Rakis
  21. I due gladiatori (uncredited) .... Prison guard
  22. L'ultimo gladiatore (uncredited) .... Gladiator trainer
  23. La vendetta dei gladiatori (uncredited) .... Captain of the guards

    1965
  24. Johnny West il mancino (credited as Joseph Mathews + Master of Arms) .... Red
  25. Maciste il vendicatore dei Maya (uncredited) .... Man of Donar's tribe
  26. Uno straniero a Sacramento (credited as "Big and Joseph Matthews") .... Mill Morgan

    1966
  27. 12 donne d'oro (Kommissar X - Jagd auf Unbekannt) (credited) .... Kan
  28. Agente Jo Walker: operazione Estremo Oriente (Kommissar X - In den Klauen des Goldenen Drachen) (credited) .... Benny
  29. Degueyo (uncredited) .... Bandit

    1967
  30. I criminali della metropoli (credited as Giuseppe Mattei) .... Not found
  31. I fantastici 3 Supermen (credited as Joseph Matthews + Master of Arms) .... Sarkis
  32. Muori lentamente... te la godi di più (Mister Dynamit - Morgen küßt Euch der Tod) (credited) .... Balbo

    1968
  33. Gangsters per un massacro (Kommissar X - 3 blaue Panther) (uncredited) .... Karate fighter

    1969
  34. Ehi amico... c'è Sabata, hai chiuso! (credited as Joseph Mathews) .... Frankie
  35. I tre serpenti d'ori (Kommissar X - Drei goldene Schlangen) (credited) .... Curly
  36. Sono Sartana, il vostro becchino (uncredited) .... Bank robber

    1970
  37. E venne il giorno dei limoni neri (credited as Master of Arms) .... Credit only
  38. Indio Black sai che ti dico: sei un gran figlio di... (credited as Giuseppe Mattei as "Fire-Arms") .... Credit only
  39. L'inafferrabile invincibile Mr. Invisibile (credited) .... One of Mamma's henchmen

    1971
  40. È tornato Sabata... hai chiuso un'altra volta! (credited as Giuseppe Mattei as Master of Arms) .... Credit only
  41. Se t'incontro t'ammazzo (uncredited) .... The husband

    1973
  42. Diario segreto da un carcere femminile (credited) .... Mafia boss
  43. ... E il terzo giorno arrivò il Corvo (uncredited) .... The husband (re-used footage)
  44. Il fiore dai petali d'acciaio (credited as Giuseppe Mattei) .... Not found
  45. Il mio nome è Shangai Joe (uncredited) .... Racist
  46. Ku Fu? Dalla Sicilia con furore (uncredited) .... Kon Ki Lay henchman
  47. La mano spietata della legge (credited as Giuseppe Mattei) .... Not found
  48. Li chiamavano i tre moschettieri... invece erano quattro (credited as Giuseppe Mattei as Master of Arms) .... Richard
  49. Senza ragione (credited) .... Jeweller
  50. Sette monache a Kansas City (credited + Master of Arms) .... role?

    1974
  51. Piedino il questurino (uncredited) .... Nightclub brawler
  52. Prostituzione (credited as Giuseppe Mattei) .... Gangster boss

    1975
  53. I sette del gruppo selvaggio (credited) .... Foster
  54. La polizia interviene: ordine di uccidere! (uncredited) .... Gunman on firing range

    1976
  55. Il conto è chiuso (uncredited) .... Hitman
  56. Il grande racket (uncredited) .... Hood
  57. La lupa mannara (credited?) .... Driver who picks up Daniela
  58. Sangue di sbirro (uncredited) .... Mallory henchman
  59. Squadra antiscippo (uncredited) .... Thug

    1977
  60. La via della droga (uncredited) .... Drug squad officer
  61. Yeti: il gigante del XX secolo (credited as Giuseppe Mattei) .... Korwasky

    1978
  62. Il commissario Verrazzano (uncredited) .... Bonci henchman in pool hall

    1980
  63. Fontamara (credited as Master of Arms) .... State official
  64. Il vizietto II (credited as Giuseppe Mattei) .... One of Mangin's men
  65. Luca il contrabbandiere (credited as Giuseppe Mattei) .... Not found

    1983
  66. I sette magnifici gladiatori (credited as Phillip Bard) .... Dex

    1984
  67. Razza violenta (uncredited) .... Hitman in hotel

More Mattei!
There are still a few movies where Pino is credited by various online sources that I have been unable to find, so if anybody has images of him in the films below you know what to do.
  • La corsa del secolo (1968) ANICA as Orlandi
  • Mon fils (1971) TV mini-series, IMDb as L'intendant
  • Il magnifico West (1972) ANICA
  • Da Scaramouche or se vuoi l'assoluzione baciar devi sto... cordone! (1973) IMDb
  • Lo scoiattolo (1979) IMDb

Pino è perso
Titles where Pino is credited somewhere with appearing. I have looked through these titles, but have been unable to find him. Maybe someone else will have more luck?
  • Il magnifico gladiatore (1964) Listed on IMDb as Gladiator
  • L'ultimo uomo della terra (1964) Listed on ANICA as Leader of the survivors
  • Terrore nello spazio (1965) Listed on IMDb as Brent
  • Confessioni segrete di un convento di clausura (1972) Giuseppe Mattei is listed in the opening credits, but Pino does not appear. Instead, the name seems to refer to an actor who went on to appear in a few other films under the name "James Harris" (see below)
  • Sotto a chi tocca! (1972) Listed on ANICA
  • Jack London - la mia grande avventura (1973) Listed on ANICA


    Films where "John Mathews", or variations thereof, is credited.
  • Il jena di Londra (1964) "John Mathews" is credited, but this pseudonym is actually for Gianni Medici. Pino does not appear
  • Jim il primo (1964) "John Mathews" credited, Pino does not appear
  • Tarzak contro gli uomini leopardo (1964) "John Mathews" is credited, but this pseudonym is actually for Gianni Medici. Pino does not appear
  • Mark Donen - Agente Zeta 7 (Rembrandt 7 antwortet nicht...) (1966) IMDb says "John Mathews" should be credited
  • Per pochi dollari ancora (1966) "John Matheus" credited, Pino does not appear
  • L'ultimo killer (1967) "John Mathios" credited, Pino does not appear

    Films where "James Harris" is credited
  • Nuda per Satana (1974) "James Harris" credited, Pino does not appear
  • Zelda (1974) "James Harris" credited, Pino does not appear
  • La calda bestia (1977) "James Harris" credited, Pino does not appear
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Re: Pino Mattei

Post by PeplumParadise » 20/02/2020, 19:43

La venere di Cheronea (1957) as Soldier in the tavern
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Post by PeplumParadise » 20/02/2020, 19:53

Serenate per 16 bionde (1957) as Thug disrupting music show
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Post by PeplumParadise » 20/02/2020, 19:55

Il mondo dei miracoli (1959) as Man in Cinecitta cafeteria
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Post by PeplumParadise » 20/02/2020, 19:57

Il terrore della maschera rossa (1960) as Guard
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La vendetta dei barbari (1960) as Soldier
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Noi duri (1960) as Gangster in nightclub
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Goliath contro i Giganti (1961) as Sailor with Goliath
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Post by PeplumParadise » 20/02/2020, 20:16

Anno 79 - La distruzione di Ercolano (1962) credited as actor and as Master of Arms, as Draco.

Pino must have caught the eye of either director Gianfranco Parolini or star Brad Harris in the previous year's Golia contro i giganti, since they took him with them to Yugoslavia and gave him his first substantial roles in 3 productions they shot there and a Master of Arms credit in 4.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 20/02/2020, 20:22

Il colpo segreto di d'Artagnan (1962) as Conspirator
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