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Iron Strain, The

Alternative title
Modern Taming of the Shrew, A
Synopsis
Feature film. Octavia is a rich society beauty living in New York. Her grandfather, a mining magnate, sends her to Alaska fearing that she is about to marry a foolish city boy. There she meets Chuck Hemingway, a prospector and a ‘barbarian’ (a man free from social conformity). She rejects him because she believes he is not of her social class. With the grandfather’s blessing Chuck kidnaps and marries her. Maintaining a chaste relationship she nevertheless keeps house and when Chick is attracted to Kitty Malloy (an Arctic cabaret star), she becomes jealous and realises that she loves Chuck who turns out to be a wealthy college boy after all.
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1915
Recording date
7 Nov 1915
Duration
c44; c4000 feet
Availability
Presumed to be a lost film.

Credits

Director
Reginald Barker
Producer
Thomas H. Ince
Cinematographer
Robert Newhard
Screenplay
C. Gardner Sullivan
Cast
Enid MarkeyOctavia van Ness (Katherina)
Dustin FarnumChuck Hemingway (Petruchio)
Charles K. FrenchEzra Whitney
Louise GlaumKitty Molloy

Additional Details

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

Notes

History
Re-released in the USA 23 August 1920. Released in the UK in 1917 as A MODERN TAMING OF THE SHREW.

Production Company

Name

Kay-Bee Pictures

Name

New York Picture Corporation

Distributor

Name

Triangle Film Corporation

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