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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.

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Available on Running time 122 minutes. Originally from Italian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Romantic Comedy, Plays to Film: William Shakespeare, War Between the Sexes, Adapted from a Play, Screen Teams: Burton & Taylor
Screenplay
Franco Zeffirelli
Cast
Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Michael York, Michael Hordern, Cyril Cusack
Cinematography
Oswald Morris
Director
Franco Zeffirelli
Music
Nino Rota
Producer
Columbia Pictures

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