The Taming of the Shrew (1942 film)

The Taming of the Shrew (Italian: La bisbetica domata) is a 1942 Italian comedy film directed by Ferdinando Maria Poggioli and starring Amedeo Nazzari, Lilia Silvi and Lauro Gazzolo.[1] It is based on William Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew, with the setting updated to modern-day Rome.

The Taming of the Shrew
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Directed byFerdinando Maria Poggioli
Produced byAngelo Mosco
Nicola Naracci
Written byWilliam Shakespeare (play)
Sergio Amidei
Giacomo De Benedetti
Dino Falconi
Gherardo Gherardi
Ferdinando Maria Poggioli
StarringAmedeo Nazzari
Lilia Silvi
Lauro Gazzolo
Music byFelice Montagnini
CinematographyRenato Del Frate
Edited byMario Serandrei
Excelsa Film
Distributed byMinerva Film
Release date
16 September 1942
Running time
82 minutes

It was shot at the Cinecittà Studios in Rome. The film's sets were designed by the art director Gastone Medin and Mario Rappini.



  1. ^ Gundle p.75


  • Gundle, Stephen. Mussolini's Dream Factory: Film Stardom in Fascist Italy. Berghahn Books, 2013.

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