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Movie Facts

Status: Released

Runtime: 122

Budget: $0

Revenue: $0

Language: en

Webpage: -

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Alternative Titles

  • Kuinka äkäpussi kesytetään
  • Zkrocení zlé ženy
  • La Bisbetica domata
  • Skrotenie zlej ženy
  • Der widerspenstigen Zähmungen
Content Score: 100

5.5/10 (3 votes)

Overview

Baptista, a rich Paduan merchant, announces that his fair young daughter, Bianca, will remain unwed until her older sister, Katharina, a hellish shrew, has wed. Lucentio, a student and the son of a wealthy Pisan merchant, has fallen in love with Bianca. He poses as a tutor of music and poetry to gain entrance to the Baptista household and to be near Bianca. Meanwhile, Petruchio, a fortune-hunting scoundrel from Verona, arrives in Padua, hoping to capture a wealthy wife. Hortensio, another suitor of Bianca, directs Petruchio's attention to Katharina. When Hortensio warns him about Katharina's scolding tongue and fiery temper, Petruchio is challenged and resolves to capture her love. Hortensio and another suitor of Bianca, Gremio, agree to cover Petruchio's costs as he pursues Katharina.

Tagline

A romantic film amorously devoted to every man who ever gave the back of his hand to his beloved...and to every woman who deserved it!

Crew

Director: Franco Zeffirelli
Writers: , , ,

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Cast

Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor
as Katharina

Richard Burton

Richard Burton
as Petruchio

Cyril Cusack

Cyril Cusack
as Grumio

Michael Hordern

Michael Hordern
as Baptista

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