Desk Set (1957) Walter Lang, Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young, Comedy, Romance

Desk Set (1957)
The mysterious man hanging about at the research department of a big TV network proves to be engineer Richard Sumner, who’s been ordered to keep his real purpose secret: computerizing the office. Department head Bunny Watson, who knows everything, needs no computer to unmask Richard. The resulting battle of wits and witty dialogue pits Bunny’s fear of losing her job against her dawning attraction to Richard.

Katherine Hepburn is in top form as a middle aged head of the all girls research department who feels threatened when a mysterious “efficiency expert” (Spencer Tracy) is sent in to introduce his great invention “EMEREK”, the ultimate information source. Now the ladies in research fear that a computer will make their “human brain work” obsolete.

The boss’s favorite, a dapper climber of the success ladder who has been engaged to Hepburn for years but never quite mustered up the courage to pop the question, takes Hepburn’s devotion to him for granted and suddenly realizes that she is not the doormat he had seen in her for so long. Tracy, up to this point a bachelor at heart, is quite smitten by this clever research lady. The outcome is predictable.

This is top notch entertainment with a smart script and great acting. The chemistry between the two leads is delicious. Look for the gorgeous fashions flaunted by all women in this movie. With the money a working girl of the 50s took home, such extravagances would have been quite impossible. But after all, this is Hollywood, not the real world. “Desk Set” is a five-star gem!

Desk Set (1957) 2

Desk Set (1957) 1


BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 1h 43mn | 1,90 Gb
Audio: English AC3 1.0 @ 224 Kbps + Commentary track | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Romance

download free


Related posts

Russian Lolita / Russkaya Lolita (2007) Armen Oganezov, Valerja Nemchenko, Vladimir Sorokin, Marina Zasimova, Romance, Erotic
Sei to ai no korîda / In the Realm of Sex (1977) Masaru Konuma, Natsuko Yashiro, Asami Ogawa, Hirotarô Honda, Comedy, Erotic
My Demon Lover (1987) Charlie Loventhal, Scott Valentine, Michele Little, Robert Trebor, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
La Comunidad / Mes Chers Voisins (2000) Álex de la Iglesia, Carmen Maura, Eduardo Antuña, María Asquerino, Comedy, Crime, Horror
Homo Eroticus / Man of the Year (1971) Marco Vicario, Rossana Podestà, Lando Buzzanca, Luciano Salce, Comedy
Isla Bonita (2015) Olivia Delcán, Fernando Colomo, Nuria Román, Comedy