Desk Set

"Good"

Desk Set Review


She's a crack researcher at a publishing firm. He's a computer expert (well, a 1957 computer expert) that's tasked with implementing a system in her department. Together they're Hepburn and Tracy in what would be their second-to-last film together (the final movie being Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 10 years later). Desk Set is quaintly funny and has a few memorable moments -- namely since modern audiences will chuckle over the enormous "electronic brain" installed in the office, a computer that can do more than today's machines are able to do. The typical screwball comedy banter is less fun here than in many contemporaries -- and especially than in many of the duo's prior outings -- but it's ultimately harmless fun with a gossamer message about technology and gender roles.


Desk Set

Facts and Figures

Run time: 103 mins

In Theaters: Friday 2nd August 1957

Distributed by: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 17

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Walter Lang

Producer:

Starring: as Richard Sumner, as Bunny Watson, as Mike Cutler, as Peg Costello, as Sylvia Blair, Sue Randall as Ruthie, as Miss Warriner, Ida Moore as Mysterious Old Lady, Nicholas Joy as Mr. Azae, as Smithers, Diane Jergens as Alice, Merry Anders as Cathy, Sammy Ogg as Kenny, Jesslyn Fax as Mother-In-Law from Chattanooga

Also starring: ,

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