Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
This was the first time that Dame Elizabeth Taylor performed Shakespeare. At first, she said that she felt extremely out of place, as all of the other actors and actresses had been performing Shakespeare on-stage since the age of nineteen. Taylor was an intelligent and determined lady, however, and picked the language up rather quickly. She only inquired of one sentence to Richard Burton: how to say "whom doth thou lovest best?" as she felt as though she "had toffee in her mouth" saying this.
Come, come, you wasp! In faith you are too angry!
Katherina: If I be waspish, best beware my sting!
Petruchio: My remedy then is to pluck it out!
Katherina: Hah! Aye, if the fool could find where it lies!
Petruchio: Who knows not where a wasp doth wear his sting? In his tail!
Katherina: In his tongue!
Petruchio: Whose ...
Katharina is an unmarried maiden (shrew) yet throughout the movie (most clearly in the early balcony scene) a large diamond solitaire engagement ring is visible on the ring finger of her left hand.
Instead of the screen credit "The End" appearing at the end of the film, the line "God give you goodnight" appears, after which the rest of the closing credits are seen.
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.