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Desk Set (1957)

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103 min | Comedy, Romance

Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a television network's research department.
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Director
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Phoebe Ephron (screenplay) | Henry Ephron (screenplay) | William Marchant (based on the play written by)
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Robert L. Simpson (as Robert Simpson)
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Updated May 15, 1957

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May 15, 1957 (United States)

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Spencer Tracy
Richard Sumner Richard Sumner   See fewer
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Katharine Hepburn
Bunny Watson Bunny Watson   See fewer
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Gig Young
Mike Cutler Mike Cutler   See fewer
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Joan Blondell
Peg Costello Peg Costello   See fewer
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Dina Merrill
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Sue Randall
Ruthie Saylor Ruthie Saylor   See fewer
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Neva Patterson
Miss Warriner Miss Warriner   See fewer
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Harry Ellerbe
Smithers Smithers   See fewer
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Nicholas Joy
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Ida Moore
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Rachel Stephens
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Pamela Curran
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Bill Duray
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Harry Evans
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Jesslyn Fax
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Richard Gardner
Fred (uncredited) Fred (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Heard
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Joe Lanza
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Jack G. Lee
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Renny McEvoy
Man (uncredited) Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shirley Mitchell
Myra Smithers (uncredited) Myra Smithers (uncredited)   See fewer
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King Mojave
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Sammy Ogg
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Don Porter
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Lou Southern
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7.3 / 10 | 7,213 votes