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Tracy & Hepburn Complete Collection (DVD)
One of the later Spencer Tracy-Katherine Hepburn matchups, this time pitting efficiency expert--sorry, that's "methods engineer"--Richard Sumner (Tracy) against TV-network research whiz Bunny Watson (Hepburn) over adding a new-fangled computer--again, sorry, that's "electronic brain"--to her department, thereby threatening her and her colleagues' livelihoods. Gig Young appears as Bunny's beau, an ambitious network executive who strings her along and becomes apoplectic at the idea that she doesn't need him. But as always, it's Hepburn and Tracy's bickering-flirting that makes this such a winning enterprise--a lunch date that turns into an interrogation and their sly repartee during a Christmas party are a couple of the movie's hilarious highlights. Interestingly, what starts out as something of a technophobic exercise--Hepburn fears for her job, and a computer goes haywire--takes an abrupt turn (perhaps the IBM product placement had something to do with that). Briskly scripted by Henry and Phoebe Ephron (Nora and Delia's parents) from a play by William Marchant. --David Kronke --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
desk set is one of the best classic romantic comedy by my favourite actors spencer tracy and katherine hepburn. it,s a delight to see them together. Read morePublished 3 months ago by marierose
Desk Set(released May/57)stars,among others,Katharine Hepburn,Spencer Tracy,Joan Blondell and Gig Young.This is barely a so-so entry in the Tracy-Hepburn series of films. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Robert Badgley
If you think that computer problems are a recent development, just watch this half-century old flick and you'll change your mind. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Beth Bruesch
A wonderful compilation of all of the films that they did together .Enough has already been said about their off-screen relationship but it begs the question " Would their... Read morePublished 18 months ago by John V
I ordered this b/c I remembered the wonderful dresses and suits the women wore to work, especially for their office Christmas party. Read morePublished on Jan. 31 2012 by busybee1