Desk Set Movie Review Summary

Actors: Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Gig Young, Joan Blondell

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Desk Set

Bunny Watson (Hepburn) is the smart and witty manager of the reference department at a big TV network. She and her coworkers do their best to find the answers to any of the strange questions they get over the phone, and they usually do a good job. However, the company decides to send in Richard Sumner (Tracy), and electronics expert, to improve the department's performance. Soon, everyone is afraid they're going to be replaced by a computer, and Bunny's boyfriend is worried that he's going to be replaced by Sumner.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Melissa Cookson

In a television station research department, head researcher Bunny Watson has two problems: one, her department is being fitted for a very large computer, which she believes will take over her and the other researcher's jobs, and two, she begins to have feelings for the computer engineer while engaged to another man. She continually tries to prove that she is smarter than any computer will ever be, showing the computer's shortcomings, and proving the human element is more important than ever before.
The review of this Movie prepared by Sara Embrey

Script Analysis of Desk Set

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   workplace romance Comedy or Parody about    -   office politics How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   librarian Age:    -   20's-30's    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Any profanity?    -   None

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