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The Taming of the Scoundrel (Il bisbetico domato)

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Il bisbetico domato
Il bisbetico domato.jpg
Italian theatrical release poster
Country ITA.jpg Italy
Release Date 1980
Language Italian
Studio Capital Films
Main Cast
Character Actor
Elia Codogno Adriano Celentano
Lisa Silvestri Ornella Muti
Mamie Edith Peters
Don Cirillo Pippo Santonastaso
Renata Milly Carlucci
Benzinaio Sandro Ghiani
Vittorio Nicola De Buono
Contadino malato Vincenzo De Toma
Campagnolo Jimmy il Fenomeno

The Taming of the Scoundrel (original title Il Bisbetico Domato) is a 1980 Italian comedy directed by Franco Castellano and Giuseppe Moccia (credited as Castellano & Pipolo). The plot is loosely inspired by William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. A grouchy farmer Elia, known around his small Italian town as being wonderful to his employees, but actively driving everyone else away, is in for a surprise when a beautiful girl from the city, ends up on his stoop after her car breaks down in the rain.

The following weapons were used in the film The Taming of the Scoundrel (Il bisbetico domato):


Winchester Model 59

During the "hunt", Elia Codogno (Adriano Celentano) used the semi-auto shotgun what appears to be a Winchester Model 59 (this can be distinguished from other similar shotguns by the location of the cut-off button, which is set closer to the barrel). It is curious that the shutter does not move (apparently due to the lack of energy from blank ammo for self-reloading).

Winchester Model 59 Shotgun - 12 gauge
Elia takes aim out of his shotgun. The cocking handle is for some reason is tied...
...and remains motionless when fired.
Elia holds shotgun after the firing...
...and presses the cut-off button.

Manufrance Rapid

One of the hunters are seen with Manufrance Rapid shotgun. In the destruction scene, the gun switches to a wooden mockup.

Manufrance Rapid shotgun with extended magazine tube - 12 Gauge
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In the next scene, the gun switches to a wooden mockup.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Second hunter carries the 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun with exposed hammers.

Colt Model 1878 reproduction - 12 Gauge
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In the next scene, the gun switches to a wooden mockup.

Semi-Auto Shotgun

Third hunter carries the semi-auto shotgun. This is most likely the Franchi AL-48.

Franchi AL-48 Semiautomatic Shotgun
Shotgun is seen on the right.
In the next scene, it likewise becomes to a mockup.

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