The Taming of the Shrew (1967)

The Taming of the Shrew DVD

Columbia Pictures Corporation
 Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Michael York
Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains some spoilers for this film!

Synopsis: A lively screen adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play.  Many suitors are interested in the hand of the lovely young Bianca (Natasha Pyne) but her father won’t give his blessing until he has managed to marry off his shrewish oldest daughter Katharina (Elizabeth Taylor) first.

Purr Blurs: When the boorish Petruchio (Richard Burton) comes calling for Katharina, she does everything she can to avoid his advances.  This includes climbing out onto the tile roof of her home to escape him.  As she makes her way across the roof, a family of cats can be seen.

The Taming of the Shrew - Katharine Elizabeth Taylor on rooftop with cats

Some of the cats are still there moments later when Petruchio ventures onto the roof in pursuit.

The Taming of the Shrew - Petruchio Richard Burton on rooftop with cats

Final Mewsings: Can’t a cat get any privacy anywhere?

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