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Impossible Catherine

Synopsis
Silent feature film. Catherine is the spirited, feminist daughter of a wealthy banker. She meets John Henry at a Yale University dinner and he, having read The Taming of the Shrew, resolves to tame her. He takes her in his aeroplane and holds her captive there until she consents to marry him. After the wedding she runs away to but John captures her and takes her to a remote lumber camp in Canada where he imposes domestic duties on her. Catherine hires a local heavy to beat him, but her beats her instead. John is wounded as he comes to her defence and then she realises her love for him.
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1919
Recording date
5 Oct 1919
Duration
c50; c5000 feet
Availability
No archive copy found, presumed a lost film.

Credits

Director
John B. O’Brien
Cinematographer
Larry Williams
Screenplay
Frank S Beresford
Cast
Virginia PearsonCatherine Kimberly (Katherina)
William B. DavidsonJohn Henry Jackson (Petruchio)
J.H. GilmourGrant Kimberly (Baptista Minola)

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Taming of the Shrew, The
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

General
John Henry was a folk-legend, a strongman who worked on the railroads and is the subject of the’The Ballad of John Henry’.

Production Company

Name

Virginia Pearson Photoplays

Distributor

Name

Pathé Exchange

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