Taming of the Shrew (1929)

65 mins | Comedy | 26 October 1929

Director:

Sam Taylor

Writer:

Sam Taylor

Cinematographer:

Karl Struss

Editor:

Allen McNeil

Production Designers:

William Cameron Menzies, Laurence Irving

Production Companies:

The Pickford Corp., The Elton Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
8 Dec 1929
p. 8.
New York Times
30 Nov 1929
p. 23.
Variety
4 Dec 1929
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANIES
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Adpt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Prod mgr
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare (London, ca. 1593, published 1623).
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 October 1929
Copyright Claimants:
The Pickford Corp. The Elton Corp.
Copyright Dates:
1 November 1929 1 November 1929
Copyright Numbers:
LP825 LP825
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
65
Length(in feet):
6,116
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Baptista, a wealthy merchant of Padua, announces he will not sanction the marriage of his youngest daughter, Bianca, until her sister Katherine is wed, though the latter is shunned by young men of her set because of her shrewish demeanor. Then the swaggering Petruchio arrives from Verona, accompanied by his servant Grumio; and from Hortensio he learns of the fiery Katherine and her magnificent dowry; boasting of his prowess as a lover, he gains permission to seek her hand; and though his wooing is met with scorn, he sets a wedding date. Petruchio arrives late and dressed as a beggar; and although mortified, she capitulates. At his country home, he bewilders her with inconsiderate acts and protests of love, and she is defiant until she sees that his actions are tricks to subdue her will; later, at a wedding feast, he invites the guests to observe the obedience of the shrew, but after her famous speech, she gives the women an understanding ... +


Baptista, a wealthy merchant of Padua, announces he will not sanction the marriage of his youngest daughter, Bianca, until her sister Katherine is wed, though the latter is shunned by young men of her set because of her shrewish demeanor. Then the swaggering Petruchio arrives from Verona, accompanied by his servant Grumio; and from Hortensio he learns of the fiery Katherine and her magnificent dowry; boasting of his prowess as a lover, he gains permission to seek her hand; and though his wooing is met with scorn, he sets a wedding date. Petruchio arrives late and dressed as a beggar; and although mortified, she capitulates. At his country home, he bewilders her with inconsiderate acts and protests of love, and she is defiant until she sees that his actions are tricks to subdue her will; later, at a wedding feast, he invites the guests to observe the obedience of the shrew, but after her famous speech, she gives the women an understanding wink. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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