Tuesday
19
Sep
07.15pm
Back Desk Set
 
Tue
19
Sep
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Tuesday, 19 September 2017 at 07.15pm
Spencer Tracy
  • Romantic-comedy
  • 1957
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 104 mins.
 
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Based on the Broadway play, Desk Set represents the eighth screen teaming of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn. Hepburn plays the head of a TV network research department; Tracy plays an efficiency expert, hired to modernize Hepburn's operation. When Tracy has a huge computer installed, Hepburn and her co-workers fear that they're going to lose their jobs. Their suspicions are confirmed when the computer merrily begins issuing pink termination slips. But something is obviously amiss: the computer not only fires the ladies, but also the head of the network--and Tracy, who isn't even on the company payroll! At this point, Tracy explains that the computer was designed to help Hepburn and her staff and not replace them; he also confesses that, given the pink-slip incident, this might not have been such a hot idea. But Hepburn, who has fallen in love with Tracy, is in just the right mood to forgive him--and doesn't need to consult her research files to come up with this decision...

Director:

 
Walter Lang
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