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The Taming of the Shrew

1967 Rated NR 2hr 2m

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton seem to be channeling the legendary dramas of their marriage in this boisterous and bawdy adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic comedy, directed by Franco Zeffirelli. A younger sister cannot wed until her older, shrewish sister Katharina (Taylor) marries first. Petruchio (Burton) is brought in to trick Katharina into wedlock, but the two fall in love despite their passionate bickering.

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Movie Details

1968 BAFTA®
1968 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nominee
1968 Academy Award®
  • Best Art Direction nominee
  • Best Costume Design nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1


Spanish (Neutral), Thai, Korean, Portuguese, English, Chinese Simplified

Closed captioned


Language and sound

Portuguese: Dolby Digital Mono, English: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono