• The Taming of the Shrew (1967)

The Taming of the Shrew

Release Date: 1967

DVD Release Date: October 26th, 1999

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

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Rivalry , Quest , Charming , Sister , Love , Witty , Father ,


Nominated Art Direction
Nominated British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1968)
Nominated British Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1968)
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Costume Design
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy