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  • Welcome to the official Film/Art Gallery collection of original Mortadella vintage movie posters. Film/Art Gallery offers a wide range of movie posters and artwork for one of cinema's ultimate comedy films.

    Lady Liberty (Italian: La Mortadella) is an Italian-French comedy film in 1971 directed by Mario Monicelli. It starred Sophia Loren, William Devane, Gigi Proietti, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito, and Edward Herrmann in his film debut.

    Mortadella was shot at the Cinecittà Studios in Rome and on location in Emilia-Romagna and New York. The sets for the Italian classic were designed by the art director, Mario Garbuglia.

    The plot of the Mortadella kicks off with Maddalena Ciarrapico falling in love with a man in Italy in the 1960s, but their love is not accepted in Italy because the man is married and Italy has no divorce. Maddalena is able to persuade her lover to move to the US, where she will join him four years later, at which point they will get married. Excited to see the love of her life, Maddalena arrives in New York City from Italy as planned and brings her fiancé a gift of Mortadella, large Italian pork sausage, from her friends at the sausage factory where she used to work. When she arrives at JFK airport, she is held by security because she is forbidden to bring the Mortadella into the country due to strict prohibition on meat that may contain food-borne diseases. Maddalena refuses to hand over the sausage and remains detained in the customs office at the airport, sparking a diplomatic incident which she attracts widespread sympathy and support. In the meantime, Maddalena discovers the truth about her husband and a few things about the United States.

    Film/Art Gallery’s collection of original Mortadella movie posters includes a French 1 Panel (size 47x63) poster. Our Mortadella collection also includes a French small (size 23x32) Mortadella poster.

    Film/Art Gallery movie posters are original prints and film poster collectibles. These are original movie posters. We do not carry any movie poster reproductions or reprints of any kind.