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Desk Set (1957)

Director: Walter Lang     Starring: Spencer Tracy Katharine Hepburn
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40239892
UPC: 024543115649
UPC 14: 00024543115649
Category Keywords: Romance  Romantic Comedy  Theatrical Release
Rating: NR
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Make the office a wonderful place to love in!
He's an efficiency expert automating her research department at a TV network: they clash, argue and fall in love.
Editor's 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.

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Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, Spanish, Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/4/2004
Video Play Time Running Time: 103 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1957
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2221564
Video UPC UPC: 00024543115649
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Anamorphic Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Dina Merrill
Video Cast Info Gig Young
Video Cast Info Joan Blondell
Video Cast Info Katharine Hepburn
Video Cast Info Spencer Tracy
Video Cast Info Sue Randall
Video Cast Info Cyril J. Mockridge - Original Music By
Video Cast Info Henry Ephron - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Henry Ephron - Producer
Video Cast Info Leon Shamroy - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Phoebe Ephron - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Robert L. Simpson - Editor
Video Cast Info Walter Lang - Director
Video Cast Info William Marchant - Based On Play By

Professional Reviews

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

Los Angeles Times
"[T]his 1957 farce is still rollicking good fun." 05/06/2004 p.E27

USA Today
"[I]t's in some ways more fun to watch today than it was then." 05/07/2004 p.6E

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

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Hepburn,Katharine
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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