Desk Set

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social_computer_iconThe Social Computer

Desk Set

  • 1957
  • Directed By: Walter Lang
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 103 Minutes
  1. Saturday, October 11, 2014 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Desk Set
This classic romantic comedy stars Spencer Tracy as Richard Sumner, a computer expert, and Katherine Hepburn as Bunny Watson, the head of the research department of a TV station. When Sumner arrives to observe the department with the aim of introducing two computers into the office, the staff believes it is being replaced, and a battle of wits between Richard and Bunny ensues. Beyond its cinematic value, the film also displays a historical perspective on computerization in the workplace. (2K DCP presentation)