The Taming of the Shrew (original title)
- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.1/10
- Director: Franco Zeffirelli
- Country: ItalyUSA
- Year: 1967
- Duration: 122 min
- Genres: Comedy,Drama,Romance,
Brutish, fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio tames his wealthy, shrewish wife, Katharina.
Baptista (Sir Michael Hordern), a rich Paduan merchant, announces that his fair young daughter, Bianca (Natasha Pyne), will remain unwed until her older sister, Katharina (Dame Elizabeth Taylor), a hellish shrew, has wed. Lucentio (Michael York), 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 (Richard Burton), a fortune-hunting scoundrel from Verona, arrives in Padua, hoping to capture a wealthy wife. Hortensio (Victor Spinetti), 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 (Alan Webb), agree to cover Petruchio’s costs as he pursues Katharina.
Elizabeth Taylor, Cyril Cusack, Alfred Lynch, Giancarlo Cobelli, Ken Parry, Natasha Pyne, Victor Spinetti, Mark Dignam, Richard Burton, Michael Hordern, Alan Webb, Vernon Dobtcheff, Anthony Gardner, Michael York, Roy Holder,