The Taming of the Shrew 1967

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The Taming of the Shrew ★★★½ 1967

A lavish screen version of the classic Shakespearean comedy. Burton and Taylor are violently physical and perfectly cast as the battling Katherine and Petruchio. At the time the film was made, Burton and Taylor were having their own marital problems, which not only added an inner fire to their performances, but sent the interested moviegoers to the theatres in droves. 122m/C VHS, DVD . IT Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Michael York, Michael Hordern, Cyril Cusack; D: Franco Zeffirelli; W: Franco Zeffirelli; C: Oswald Morris; M: Nino Rota.