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Desk Set (1957)

Cast: Spencer Tracy, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, more...
Director: Walter Lang, Walter Lang
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Studio: 20th Century Fox
Genre: Comedies, Romantic Comedy
Running Time: 103 min.
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Spanish
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Synopsis
Based on the Broadway play by Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr, Desk Set represents the eighth screen teaming of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Hepburn plays the head of a TV network research department; Tracy plays an efficiency expert, hired to modernize Hepburn's operation. When Tracy has a huge computer installed, Hepburn and her co-workers (including Joan Blondell and Sue "Miss Landers" Randall) fear that they're going to lose their jobs. Their suspicions are confirmed when the computer merrily begins issuing pink termination slips. But something is obviously amiss: the computer not only fires the ladies, but also the head of the network--and Tracy, who isn't even on the company payroll! At this point, Tracy explains that the computer was designed to help Hepburn and her staff and not replace them; he also confesses that, given the pink-slip incident, this might not have been such a hot idea. But Hepburn, who has fallen in love with Tracy, is in just the right mood to forgive him--and doesn't need to consult her research files to come up with this decision. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

Special Features:

  • Movietone News: "Designers Inspired For New Creation By Film 'Desk Set'"
  • Commentary by Actors Dina Merrill and Neva Patterson
  • Still Gallery
  • Theatrical Trailer





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