Desk Set

Tracy, Spencer

SKU: 024543920069

UPC 024543920069
Release Date 2013-12-03
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 1
Length 103
Format Color
MPAA Rating Not Rated
Synopsis 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....This has obvious stage origins, but note how polished the playing is in the duo's rooftop lunch scene...[T]his 1957 farce is still rollicking good fun.[I]t's in some ways more fun to watch today than it was then.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.
Cast Gig Young (Star)
Spencer Tracy (Star)
Phoebe Ephron (Screenwriter)
William Marchant (Source Writer)
Neva Patterson (Star)
Dina Merrill (Star)
Henry Ephron (Screenwriter)
Walter Lang (Director)
Lyle Wheeler (Production Designer)
Paul S. Fox (Set Designer)
Katharine Hepburn (Star)
Joan Blondell (Star)
Ben Nye (Makeup)
Ray Kellogg (Special Effects)
Charles LeMaire (Costume Designer)
Robert Simpson (Editor)
Walter M. Scott (Set Designer)
Lionel Newman (Music Director)
Cyril Mockridge (Composer)
Henry Ephron (Producer)
Leon Shamroy (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Fox Movietone News: designers inspired for new creation by film Desk Set Commentary by actors Dina Merrill and John Lee Original theatrical trailer Dual Layer Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.30000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Romance
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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