5.5/10
304
5 user 3 critic

Lady Liberty (1971)

La mortadella (original title)
Maddalena and Michele fall in love in Italy in the 1960s, while working at a meat factory in Emilia stormed by the workers' protest, but their love can't be, because he is married and Italy... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), | 2 more credits »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: GP Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ann is from a prominent Japanese-American family, owners of a famous nursery and greenhouse. Tom is from a blue-collar family of self-employed fishermen. Tom and Ann develop a playful, ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Clouse
Stars: John Denos, Caroline Barrett, Joe Lo Presti
Certificate: GP Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Discovering her boyfriend is married, a young lady attempts to take her life, pausing only to phone a Help Line. Finding herself very much alive in hospital she meets the priest who took ... See full summary »

Director: Dino Risi
Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Venantino Venantini
Fleur bleue (1971)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In Montréal, Jean-Pierre is fired on the set of a TV commercial where he's an apprentice technician. He's penniless, behind on his rent, with a thin resume and no college units. He has a ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Kent
Stars: Steve Fiset, Susan Sarandon, Céline Bernier
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Pasquale and Maria, husband and wife, live in a palace supposedly haunted by ghosts and pay no rent. When Pasquale finds some food in the cupboard he thinks the ghosts are at work. Actually... See full summary »

Director: Renato Castellani
Stars: Sophia Loren, Vittorio Gassman, Mario Adorf
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A nun falls in love with her patient, who happens to be a communist.

Director: Alberto Lattuada
Stars: Sophia Loren, Adriano Celentano, Fernando Rey
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

"Hurry Up, Or I'll Be 30" is the critically-acclaimed film of one man's frustration with his boring life. This motion picture features Danny DeVito in one of his earliest screen roles. For ... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Jacoby
Stars: John Lefkowitz, Linda De Coff, Ronald Anton
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A happy-go-lucky prostitute gets mixed up with the Mafia.

Director: Giorgio Capitani
Stars: Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Aldo Maccione
Scalawag (1973)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A peg legged pirate is searching for treasure with the help of a young boy, teen girl and a parrot. They'll have to fight Natives and his former crew on the way.

Directors: Kirk Douglas, Zoran Calic
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Mark Lester, Neville Brand
Dragonfly (1976)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A man, recently released from a mental hospital, tries to track down his family.

Director: Gilbert Cates
Stars: Beau Bridges, Susan Sarandon, James Noble
Verdict (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: André Cayatte
Stars: Sophia Loren, Jean Gabin, Julien Bertheau
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A photographer plans to blow up the Statue of Liberty in order to take a picture and thus get famous.

Director: Martin Brest
Stars: Danny DeVito, William Duff-Griffin, Rhea Perlman
Judith (1966)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Beautiful woman who survived concentration camp goes to Israel in 1948 to track down Nazi husband who betrayed her.

Director: Daniel Mann
Stars: Sophia Loren, Peter Finch, Jack Hawkins
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Jock Fenner
...
Michel Bruni
Beeson Carroll ...
Dominic
...
O'Henry
...
Fred Mancuso
...
Sally
Robert Glaudini ...
Georgie
William J. Daprato ...
Pasquale (as Bill Daprato)
Edit

Storyline

Maddalena and Michele fall in love in Italy in the 1960s, while working at a meat factory in Emilia stormed by the workers' protest, but their love can't be, because he is married and Italy has no divorce. So she persuades him to move to the U.S., and joins him four years later, bringing a Mortadella (sort of salami, processed pork anyway) as a present. But Customs do not allow processed meat to enter the U.S., so she is held at JFK airport but refuses to give in (she indeed is a very strong woman). In the meantime, she discovers the truth about Michele and a few things about the US. Written by <minavagante@ciaoweb.it>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Can a girl from a little sausage factory in Italy find romance and happiness in a pizzeria in New York?

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

|

Release Date:

23 December 1971 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Lady Liberty  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Edward Herrmann's film debut. See more »

Connections

References Wild Rovers (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Parson And His Son
(Wilder Brothers)
courtesy of RCA-Victor
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The sausage may have been delicious, but this film stinks....
15 November 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sophia Loren isn't bad to look at in this comedy about an Italian girl coming to America to meet up with her fiance, and is stopped in customs for trying to get a mortadella (pig sausage) through. She is upset by her fiance's attitude towards what she considers a stupid law, and thus ends up sitting in customs while a reporter (William Devane of "Knot's Landing" fame) builds public interest. She tells her story to a sympathetic customs worker, and before you know it, she is a media darling.

This is a bad comedy with good intentions; It is one of those 70's comedys that went against convention, but in a day when all sorts of danger can be transported overseas, the idea of customs officers even considering letting Loren through seems ridiculous. There are some interesting moments, particularly the tape recording of a song Loren sings with flashes of her Italian past flashing by. Future stars like Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito (as a congressman!), David Doyle (of "Charlie's Angels" fame), and Devane add some curiosity to this comedy curio, but that's about it. Loren would have been better off going an "I Love Lucy" route, and just eaten the damn thing! (Come to think of it, she did....)


5 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?