The Taming of the Shrew

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The Taming of the Shrew

love suitor merchant

The Taming of the Shrew

Release Date: March 07, 1967

Year    :   1967
Slogan    :   «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!»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures
Director    :   Franco Zeffirelli
Producers    :   Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Franco Zeffirelli, Richard McWhorter, Guy Luongo
Writers    :   William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, Paul Dehn, Franco Zeffirelli, Suso Cecchi d'Amico
RunTime    :   122 mins.
Budget    :   4000000

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.


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