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Desk Set (1957) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Walter Lang and produced by Henry Ephron.

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Desk Set (1957, Walter Lang)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Oct 16, 2017 From The Stop Button

Despite being an adaptation of a stage play and having one main set, Desk Set shouldn’t be stagy. The single main location–and its importance–ought to be able to outweigh the staginess. Desk Set does not, however, succeed in not being stagy. It puts off being stagy for quite a while, but not forever... Read full article


Desk Set (1957)

By Beatrice on Jun 13, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Desk Set Directed by Walter Lang Written by Phoebe and Henry Ephron from a play by William Marchant 1957/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental Bunny Watson: Whether the person is male or female. It is 1957 and Katharine Hepburn once again plays a desperate old m... Read full article


Hepburn and Tracy match wits in... Desk Set (1957)

By Michaela on May 13, 2016 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

I love everything about this poster... except that man that's supposedly Spencer Tracy. It reminds me of some other actor, but I can't quite put a finger on it. Anyway, despite touting for years that Katharine Hepburn is my everything, including on this blog, I have yet to review one of her films. H... Read full article


Desk Set (1957)

By Cameron on Feb 20, 2015 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.moviepostershop.com/desk-set-movie-poster-1957 Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. My Great Classic Films for Date Night got me thinking about fantastic screen teams, which naturally led me to Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Their real life love translated brilliantly... Read full article


Desk Set (1957)

By Cameron on Feb 20, 2015 From The Blonde At The Film

via: http://www.moviepostershop.com/desk-set-movie-poster-1957 Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. My Great Classic Films for Date Night got me thinking about fantastic screen teams, which naturally led me to Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy. Their real life love translated brilliantly... Read full article


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Quotes from

Richard Sumner: [watching the computer result on "Corfu", which is mistaken as "curfew"] What the devil is this?
Bunny Watson: [also having a look] It's the poem, "Curfew Shall Not Ring Tonight". Isn't that nice?
[reciting]
Bunny Watson: "Cromwell will not come till sunset, and her lips grew strangely white... as she breathed the husky whisper, curfew must not a-ring tonight."
Miss Warriner: [while Bunny goes on] Mr. Sumner, what can I do?
Richard Sumner: Nothing. You know you can't interrupt her
[the computer]
Richard Sumner: in the middle of a sequence.
Miss Warriner: Yes, but, Mr. Sumner...
Richard Sumner: Quiet! Just listen.
Bunny Watson: "She had listened while the judges read, without a tear or sigh, at the ringing of the curfew, Basil Underwood must die."
Richard Sumner: Uh, how long does this go on?
Bunny Watson: That old poem has about 80 stanzas to it.
Richard Sumner: Where are we now?
Bunny Watson: She has reached the topmost ladder. O'er her hangs the great dark bell, awful is the gloom beneath her like the pathway down to hell. Lo, the ponderous tongue is swinging. 'Tis the hour of curfew now, and the sight has chilled her bosom, stopped her breath and paled her brow."
[telephone rings]
Bunny Watson: "Shall she let it ring? No, never! Flash her eyes with sudden light, as she springs and grasps it firmly...
[answers the phone]
Bunny Watson: curfew shall not ring tonight!" They hung up... And I know another one! "Out she swung, far out, the city seemed a speck of light..."


Bunny Watson: I don't smoke, I only drink champagne when I'm lucky enough to get it, my hair is naturally natural, I live alone... and so do you.
Richard Sumner: How do you know that?
Bunny Watson: Because you're wearing one brown sock and one black sock.


Bunny Watson: [pointing to a large stuffed bunny Mike has] Aren't you going to introduce me to Harvey?


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Facts about

The setting for the film is the Federal Broadcasting Company.
The acronym for "electronic brain" EMARAC is the Electromagnetic Memory and Research Arithmetical Calculator.
The Company's ENIAC machine that EMARAC was based on had the slogan "Making Machines Do More, So That Man Can Do Less".
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