The British Film Institute presents the best global cinema on-demand:
From classic and contemporary films to the best of the BFI National Archive.

Taming of the Shrew
Taming of the Shrew

Taming of the Shrew 1923


This film is certified

Please confirm that you accept our terms of use.


Taming of the Shrew 1923

10 mins United Kingdom Director. Edwin J. Collins

The rumbustious Petruchio agrees to marry Katherine the Shrew, leading to a farcical wedding and stormy honeymoon in this second part of a two reel version of the play by production company British & Colonial. It was one of several films made by the company to fill cinema programmes and has a slightly educational feel about it. It's a budget production and highly condensed, but the acting is sprightly enough to make it watchable - Dacia Deane shows off a superb frown in her role as Kate.

Directed by

Edwin J. Collins


Somers Bellamy

Roy Beard

Cynthia Murtagh

M. Gray Murray

Lauderdale Maitland

Dacia Deane


Comedy Costume drama


Shakespeare on Film




United Kingdom



Read lessRead more


View All

Welcome to a new subscription service like no other.

>100s of hand-picked classics and critically-acclaimed films

>Critic Mark Kermode picks a must-see film every week

>No contract, cancel anytime

Cookies Policy

This website uses cookies, as explained in our Cookies Policy.

To accept the terms and hide this message please click 'I accept'.

I accept

Passionate about film? So are we…

Don't miss the email made for the in-the-know film fan:

New releases — on the same day as in cinemas Special collections & unheralded classics Exclusive news on discounts

Never ask | Ask me later