Desk Set

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Product Overview

He's an efficiency expert automating her research department at a TV network: they clash, argue and fall in love.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40239892
UPC 024543115649
UPC 14 00024543115649
Format DVD
Release Date 12/3/2013
Rating NR
Romantic Comedy
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note The legendary screen duo of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn bring their keen comic timing and elegant, palpable chemistry to Walter Lang's DESK SET. Hepburn is cast as Bunny Watson, an exceedingly feminine reference librarian in a longtime lukewarm relationship with TV executive Mike Cutler (Gig Young). Tracy plays Richard Sumner, a hardheaded computer whiz who has designed a system named Miss Emmy to replace Bunny and the rest of her staff. Bunny and Richard clash at first, but their fiery encounters soon begin to take on an unmistakably romantic glow. Lang's film features an excellent script by Henry and Phoebe Ephron, adapted from the play by William Marchant. The sharp, hilarious dialogue is delivered with flair by Tracy and Hepburn, who had played opposite each other seven times before filming began. Fine work from supporting actors Young and Joan Blondell, as well as some unintentionally amusing 1950s conceptions of a computerized world, round out DESK SET's overflowing collection of buoyant charms.
USA Today "...This has obvious stage origins, but note how polished the playing is in the duo's rooftop lunch scene..." 03/02/1990 p.3D,"[I]t's in some ways more fun to watch today than it was then." 05/07/2004 p.6E
Los Angeles Times "[T]his 1957 farce is still rollicking good fun." 05/06/2004 p.E27
Premiere "The real reason to watch this movie is, of course, for the sexily smart, perfectly timed comic interplay that is the hallmark of all Spencer Tracy-Katherine Hepburn pairings." 07/01/2004 p.111
Walter Lang
Spencer Tracy
Katharine Hepburn
Cast & Crew
Cyril J. Mockridge - Original Music By
Dina Merrill - Actor
Gig Young - Actor
Henry Ephron - Screenplay
Henry Ephron - Producer
Joan Blondell - Actor
Katharine Hepburn - Actor
Leon Shamroy - Cinematographer
Phoebe Ephron - Screenplay
Robert L. Simpson - Editor
Spencer Tracy - Actor
Sue Randall - Actor
Walter Lang - Director
William Marchant - Based On Play By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1957
Catalog ID 2221564
UPC 00024543115649
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 103 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1
DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Hepburn,Katharine
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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