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La fierecilla domada (1956)

Catalina is a beautiful and strong-willed woman who fiercely rejects all suitors, until bold and witty Beltran crosses her way. He handles her giving her some of her own medicine. Spanish version of Shakespeare's play.


Antonio Román


William Shakespeare (play), Manuel Villegas López (screenplay) (as M. Villegas Lopez) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carmen Sevilla ... Catalina de Martos y Ribera
Alberto Closas ... Don Beltrán de Lara
Claudine Dupuis Claudine Dupuis ... Blanca
Raymond Cordy ... Bautista de Martos
Manolo Gómez Bur ... Don Mario de Acevedo (as Manuel Gomez Bur)
Jacques Dynam ... Florindo
Luis Sánchez Polack Luis Sánchez Polack ... Octavio, pretendiente de Blanca (as Tip)
Joaquín Portillo 'Top' Joaquín Portillo 'Top' ... Marco, pretendiente de Blanca (as Top)
Carlos Mendy Carlos Mendy ... Jerónimo, pretendiente de Blanca (as Carlos Mendi)
Raoul Billerey Raoul Billerey ... Truhán (as Raoul Billeroy)
Manuel Guitián Manuel Guitián ... Escribano
Gianni Musy Gianni Musy ... Lisardo de Ayala (as Gianni Glory)
María Luisa Moneró María Luisa Moneró ... (as Maria Luisa Monero)
Manuel Alcón Manuel Alcón
Pedro Valdivieso Pedro Valdivieso ... Alfarero


Catalina is a beautiful and strong-willed woman who fiercely rejects all suitors, until bold and witty Beltran crosses her way. He handles her giving her some of her own medicine. Spanish version of Shakespeare's play.

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Spain | France



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8 August 1956 (France) See more »

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A Ferazinha Amansada See more »

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Color (positive film)| Color (Gevacolor)
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Version of The Taming of the Shrew (1983) See more »


¿Amor, dónde estás, amor?
Composed by Augusto Algueró
Performed by Carmen Sevilla and Alberto Closas
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Enjoyable and fun retelling based on The TAMING OF THE SHREW with charming actors as Alberto Closas and Carmen Sevilla
31 January 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This is a new rendition based on the classic play by William Shakespeare with a great Spanish cast as Camen Sevilla and Alberto Closas ; along with nice secondaries as Manolo Gomez Bur , Raymond Cordy , Luis Sanchez Polack , among others .The plot is wel known as the youngest daughter of a wealthy aristocrat is not allowed to marry until his eldest daughter , the extremely headstrong is bethrothed . This task seems to be impossible because of her shrewish demeanor . But with the sudden arrival of the lusty Alberto Closas things change , as he agrees to court her when is told of her wit and beauty .

It was all movement , arguments, action, energy , fast and fun.A good natured version of the play with luxurious sets , impressive production design , brilliant gowns and evocative scenarios. Thoroughly enjoyable , though follows partially the original play .Carmen Sevilla and Alberto Closas give likeable interpretations , both of them are full of life and energy .The acting , pursuits, swordplay , dancing , songs and delivery of the lines were so crisp. There are huge set pieces , elaborate props , adequate costumes and great production.

Big budget movie by the great producer Benito Perojo , being a Spanish French coproduction. Sensational setting by the prestigious Sigfrido Burmann . Luxury photography, being neccessary a perfect remastering beacause of the colors are washed out. Atmospheric musical score by Augusto Alguero including songs sung by Carmen Sevilla . Evocative and adequate cinematography by Antonio L Ballesterors. The motion picture was professional and lavishly directed by Antonio Roman . Antonio was a good craftsman who directed acceptableas Pacto de Silencio, Los ultimos de Filipinas, Fuenteovejuna, Escuadrilla, tiro por la espalda , El amor Brujo and a Western titled Ringo de Nebraska

Other versions of this classic story are the followings : the classical The Taming of the shrew by Franco Zeffireli with Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton , MichaelYork. The Taming of Shrew 1976 by Kirk Browning with Mark Singer , Harry Hamlin , Al White . And the silent rendition The Taming of the shrew 1929 by Sam Taylor with Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks.

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