Pennisi, Mario


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Pennisi, Mario

Post by PeplumParadise » 25/09/2020, 17:13

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Mario Pennisi in E per tetto un cielo di stelle (1968)

Mario Pennisi was a generico and bit-part actor active in Italian films from at least the late 1950's and throughout the 60's.

Easily recognisable, short with a bald head, dyed red hair and prominent red moustache, bearing a bit of a similarity to Nino Musco, his roles tended to be those of a prominent extra.

In his earliest role so far he is clean-shaven, looking a little different, so it's possible there could be more early roles to be found without the moustache. I have found a few undocumented appearances, so I'm sure there will be more to come.

Filmography
1958
  1. Ricordati di Napoli .... Man in street asking about Lamparelli (uncredited)

    1960
  2. I pirati della costa .... Court notary (uncredited)
  3. Il cavaliere dai cento volti .... Soldier who has his fortune told (uncredited)
  4. Il vigile .... Friend of Otello (uncredited)
  5. Urlatori alla sbarra .... Doorman (uncredited)

    1961
  6. A cavallo della tigre .... Prison warden (uncredited)
  7. Fantasmi a Roma .... Restaurant customer (uncredited)
  8. Il segreto dello Sparviero Nero .... Man arguing in the tavern (uncredited)

    1962
  9. Arrivano i titani .... Merchant whose cart gets trashed (uncredited)
  10. Duello nella Sila .... Villager (uncredited)
  11. Gli anni ruggenti .... Man at the film screening (uncredited)
  12. Il cambio della guardia .... Giuseppe (uncredited)
  13. Salvatore Giuliano .... Reporter in the courtroom (uncredited)

    1963
  14. Cleopatra .... Senator / Reveller (uncredited)
  15. D'Artagnan contro i 3 moschettieri .... Spying servant (uncredited)
  16. Jason and the Argonauts .... Courtier of King Aeetes (uncredited)

    1965
  17. 30 Winchester per El Diablo .... Saloon customer (uncredited)
  18. Adios gringo .... Saloon customer (uncredited)
  19. Due mafiosi contro Goldginger .... Gun instructor (credited)
  20. I grandi condottieri .... Market stall holder (uncredited)
  21. The Agony and the Ecstasy .... Man unimpressed by the Pope's arrival (uncredited)
  22. Un dollaro bucato .... Saloon customer (uncredited)

    1966
  23. 2+5 Missione Hydra .... Angry car driver (uncredited)
  24. 2 mafiosi contro Al Capone .... Driver buying petrol (uncredited)
  25. 7 dollari sul rosso .... Bartender (uncredited)
  26. 7 monaci d'oro .... Jealous husband (uncredited)
  27. Adulterio all'italiana .... Passport control (uncredited)
  28. After the Fox / Caccia alla volpe .... Prison guard (uncredited)
  29. Come svaligiammo la banca d'Italia .... Fake policeman (uncredited)
  30. È mezzanotte... butta giù il cadavere .... Tortorelli (uncredited)
  31. Operazione Goldman .... Man in hibernation chamber (uncredited)
  32. Spara forte, più forte... non capisco! .... Cop (uncredited)

    1967
  33. Addio, mamma! .... role? (credited)
  34. Due rrringos nel Texas .... Cafe owner (uncredited)
  35. Granada, addio! .... Theatre manager (uncredited)
  36. I due vigili .... Porter (uncredited)
  37. Il novelliere : ritratto di Giovanni Verga .... role? (credited on Radiocorriere)
  38. Le streghe .... Man at the funeral (uncredited)
  39. Marinai in coperta .... Officer collecting Little Tony for his marine service (uncredited)
  40. Nel sole .... Restaurant owner (credited)
  41. Vita di Cavour (TV mini-series) .... role? (credited?)
  42. Wanted .... Barman (uncredited)

    1968
  43. E per tetto un cielo di stelle .... Man sending telegraph (uncredited)
  44. Italian Secret Service .... Doorman at the examination office (uncredited)
  45. Niente rose per OSS 117 .... Lieutenant escorting OSS 117 (uncredited)
  46. Prega Dio... e scavati la fossa .... Marco (credited)
  47. Sigpress contro Scotland Yard .... Morgue worker (uncredited)
  48. Tre passi nel delirio - segment "Toby Dammit" .... Policeman (uncredited)

    1969
  49. Dio perdoni la mia pistola .... Barman (uncredited)
More Mario!
There are more titles where Mario is rumoured to appear that I have been unable to find copies of, so if anybody has any of the titles below you know what to do...
  • Michelino Cucchiarella (1964) ANICA
  • Spiaggia libera (1965) ANICA
No Pennisi!
As always seems to be the case there are a few titles where he is credited somewhere online, but either he does not appear or else I was unable to find him for some reason.
  • Uccellacci e Uccellini (1966) IMDb. Searched for several times and also by Rudy, but not found.
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Re: Mario Pennisi

Post by PeplumParadise » 25/09/2020, 17:19

Il vigile (1960) as Friend of Otello.

This is currently Mario's earliest known role and the only one we have so far without his trademark moustache, which makes him look quite different. It might be worth remembering his look here in case there are other early clean-shaven roles to be found.
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Post by PeplumParadise » 25/09/2020, 17:21

A cavallo della tigre (1961) as Prison warden
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30 Winchester per El Diablo (1965) as Saloon customer
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Adios gringo (1965) as Saloon customer
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Post by PeplumParadise » 25/09/2020, 17:28

Due mafiosi contro Goldginger (1965) credited, as Gun instructor
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Post by PeplumParadise » 25/09/2020, 17:29

Un dollaro bucato (1965) as Saloon customer
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Post by PeplumParadise » 25/09/2020, 17:31

2 mafiosi contro Al Capone (1966) as Driver buying petrol
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Post by PeplumParadise » 25/09/2020, 17:34

7 dollari sul rosso (1966) as Bartender
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Post by PeplumParadise » 25/09/2020, 17:36

7 monaci d'oro (1966) as Jealous husband
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