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"The Taming of the Shrew" (1908) director D. W. Griffith starring Florence Lawrence

"The Taming of the Shrew" is a short comedy based on the play of Shakespeare, featuring Florence Lawrence and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.

The first thing we want to do is set the record straight about the name of the actor playing Petruchio.  All major movie sites, including IMDB and Silent Era, as well as Wikipedia, cite the name of Arthur V. Johnson, but this is wrong.  We cannot see Arthur V. Johnson in this film. We will appreciate your tips about the identity of this actor.  In the meantime we will call him Petruchio.

Florence Lawrence delivers an inspired and truly stellar performance as the ill-tempered Katherina. 

Directed by                       D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by         Billy Bitzer, Arthur Marvin
Starring                             Florence Lawrence, Linda Arvidson, Harry Solter, George Gebhardt
Distributed by                   Biograph Company
Release date                      November 10, 1908
Country                             United States
Running time                    11 m.

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