Cinema: The New Pictures, may 27, 1957

Desk Set (20th Century-Fox). At long last, somebody has a kind word for the girls in the research department. The word: one of those electronic brains could do the job much better and with less back chat—and what's more, it would free the girls' energies for the more important job of getting a man.

Based on William Marchant's 1955 Broadway comedy about the milder terrors of technological unemployment, Desk Set has been expanded by a sizable pigeonhole, in which Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy intermittently bill and coo. Actress Hepburn is the head researcher...

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