Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Brutish, fortune-hunting scoundrel Petruchio (Richard Burton) tames his wealthy, shrewish wife, Katharina (Dame Elizabeth Taylor).
Franco Zeffirelli originally proposed this movie as a vehicle for Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.
Asses are made to bear, and so are you!
Petruchio: Women are made to bear, and so are you!
When Petruchio arrives on a horse for his wedding, a security guard dressed in black is seen in the background.
After the names of the screenwriters are listed, it reads: With acknowledgements to William Shakespeare without whom they would have been at a loss for words.
70 mm and some 35 mm film prints feature an overture before the start of the film with a purple flower background and white words on it reading "OVERTURE" (this is not included on non-letterboxed video prints). This overture can be heard on letterboxed video prints on LD, DVD and some broadcast editions, including Turner Classic Movies.