Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton sparkle and amuse as Katharina and Petruchio in William Shakespearea's comic look at male chauvinism and women's lib in the 16th century. Petruchio, a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona, journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There, he encounters the fiery Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. Their honeymoon becomes a humorous battle of wit and insult with Kate as determined to maintain her independence as Petruchio is to "tame" her. When the embattled couple returns to Padua, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that his is the most obedient of wives. But in reality, the shrewish Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate.

    • Rent $3.99
    • Buy $12.99

Trailers

Trailer

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

83% TOMATOMETER

Critics Consensus: It may not be reverent enough for purists, but This Taming of the Shrew is too funny -- and fun -- for the rest of us to resist.

Cast & Crew

Information

Studio
Sony Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions (CC) refer to subtitles in the available language with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.

Viewers Also Bought

Movies in Comedy