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The Taming of the Shrew

Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 6 min.

Plot Summary
In this film adaptation of the classic Shakespeare play, Grumio (Cyril Cusack) and Hortensio (Victor Spinetti) both long to wed the same beautiful young woman. Unfortunately, her wealthy father (Michael Hordern) will not let his daughter marry unless her hot-tempered sister, Katherina (Elizabeth Taylor), also has a suitor. Luckily, the slovenly Petruchio (Richard Burton) is looking for an affluent woman to marry, so Grumio and Hortensio pay him to try to woo the extremely volatile Katherina.

Cast: Elizabeth Taylor , Richard Burton , Cyril Cusack , Michael Hordern , Alfred Lynch , Alan Webb , Victor Spinetti , Roy Holder

Director: Franco Zeffirelli

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: Columbia Pictures, Columbia Tristar

The Taming of the Shrew (1967)

Release Date: January 12th, 1967|2 hr. 6 min.

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