Desk Set

Desk Set

DVD - 2004
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A classic Hepburn-Tracy romance, about the head of the research department at a TV network and an absent-minded computer genius.

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MissyJayne
Sep 13, 2016

Katharine and Spencer make such a cute couple. It is easy to see why they were so successful together. The movie is cute nothing too special. But it is nice to look back at the technology back then compared to what we have today. Gig Young was a huge cad. I did not care for his character at all. Also, I loved Kate's wardrobe, everyone else's as well. This is one of the best dressed movies I have ever seen.

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tenet
Aug 06, 2016

Rated 4/10. I found this to be rather undynamic and boring. Poor plotline.

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charmingsonata
Dec 15, 2015

Extremely whimsical and sweet, still relevant today about technology, its pros and cons. Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy are a hit together as they normally are!

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thebritlass
Dec 09, 2015

One of my all-time favourite movies - super acting (can't go wrong with Katherine Hepburn) and an entertaining plot (and sub-plot), which, while it is certainly a nostalgic look back at a time when life was simpler, remains very relevant for today.

Vincent T Lombardo Nov 27, 2015

Witty and amusing. The screenplay is clever, and the cast is excellent, especially, of course, Tracy and Hepburn. A prescient testament about how new technologies disrupt the workforce.

7duffy Jun 26, 2015

Very dated. Sort of a classic concept, like a somewhat screwball comedy, that was modernized to that time period (1957) .......and now seems out of touch when viewed. If done in the 1930's, it would be a classic, rather than a cute movie for the time period. The reason it even borders on classic at all, are because of the performances and chemistry between Hepburn & Tracy. The color photography is awesome. Society's and the cultural de-emphasis on Christmas in recent years is amazingly reflected.

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garycornell
Sep 06, 2014

1957 was a very good year for movies. Director Walter Lang came out with "Desk Set" with the wonderful team of Katherine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. You will notice right away the great color photography throughout the movie. Director Walter Lang used famed cinematographer Leon Shamroy, who shot the film "Cleopatra". Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn were just as good in a comedy as they were in a serious movie. KCLS has only two copies, but only one is checked out at present. As you probably know, Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn movies were always special. They loved each other on and off the screen and it shows!
PS The comment below me from rtom77 is definitely for another movie with Jackie Collin's in it. I have no idea how it got under "Desk Set".

triptophan May 11, 2014

Jackie Collins' Lucky Santagelo has a rival who steals her business from her and her husband, Lennie Golden is presumed dead. With all the secondary characters, who have there own story, Vendetta is really one good read. I highly recommend it.

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rtom77
Dec 13, 2012

More about the office Christmas Party than Christmas itself---this witty movie is still amazingly relevant. Make sure to show it to all your tech-geek friends as one of the main characters is the state of the art (1957) IBM computer---and yes, it takes up nearly an entire room! A sophisticated comedy for everyone. Also---this was written by Nora Ephron's parents---a talented family. Enjoy!

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phyllis49
Mar 18, 2012

A classic Hepburn-Tracy romance, about the head of the research department at a TV network and an absent-minded computer genius.
Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young, Joan Blondell.

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