Desk Set

Desk Set

Spencer Tracy
Director: Walter Lang Cast: Spencer Tracy
Spencer Tracy
, Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
, Gig Young
Gig Young
Walter Lang

DVD (Wide Screen / Repackaged)

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Overview

For the old-fashioned folks who feel that the romantic comedy genre just isn't what it used to be, get ready for a blast from the past with 20th Century Fox's release of the Spencer Tracy/Katharine Hepburn classic Desk Set. The film is presented in 2.35:1 widescreen and offers a variety of audio options including English Dolby Digital mono and stereo, Spanish Dolby Digital mono, and French Dolby Digital mono with optional English and Spanish subtitles -- so viewers around the globe will be able to appreciate Tracy and Hepburn regardless of what language they may speak. A nice surprise for such an old title, 20th Century Fox has also seen fit to include some fantastic extra features on this disc as well. In addition to a commentary track by Dina Merrill and Neva Patterson, viewers can also access a featurette detailing the influential design of Desk Set as well as a stills gallery and a flurry of trailers for such studio classics as All About Eve and The Seven Year Itch.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/04/2004
UPC: 0024543115649
Original Release: 1957
Rating: NR
Source: 20Th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 1,531

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by actors Dina Merrill and Neva Patterson ; Movietone News: "Designers Inspired for New Creation by Film Desk Set"; Theatrical Trailer ; Studio Classics Trailers: All About Eve, An Affair to Remember, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir, and The Seven Year Itch ; Still Gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Spencer Tracy Richard Sumner
Katharine Hepburn Bunny Watson
Gig Young Mike Cutler
Joan Blondell Peg Costello
Dina Merrill Sylvia Blair
Sue Randall Ruthie Saylor
Neva Patterson Miss Warringer
Harry Ellerbe Smithers
Nicholas Joy Azae
Diane Jergens Alice
Merry Anders Cathy
Ida Moore Old Lady
Rachel Stephens Receptionist
Jesslyn Fax Mrs. Hewitt
Richard Gardner Fred
Charles Heard Actor
Renny McEvoy Man
Shirley Mitchell Myra Smithers
King Mojave Actor
Hal Taggart Actor
Harry Evans Actor
Sammy Ogg Kenny

Technical Credits
Walter Lang Director
Henry Ephron Producer,Screenwriter
Phoebe Ephron Screenwriter
Paul S. Fox Set Decoration/Design
Ray Kellogg Special Effects
Charles LeMaire Costumes/Costume Designer
Cyril Mockridge Score Composer
Lionel Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Ben Nye Makeup
Maurice Randsford Art Director
Maurice Ransford Production Designer
Walter Scott Set Decoration/Design
Leon Shamroy Cinematographer
Robert L. Simpson Editor
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Titles [2:01]
2. A Day Early [2:03]
3. The Reference Department [5:19]
4. A Little Talk [4:03]
5. Walking Encyclopedia [2:39]
6. Keeping Mum [2:10]
7. A Date for the Dance [5:54]
8. Lunch Invitation [5:00]
9. Rooftop Dining [7:07]
10. Company Gossip [1:25]
11. Broken Date [2:10]
12. A Ride Home [3:39]
13. Three's Company [3:23]
14. The Yuletide Season [3:43]
15. Playpen [6:36]
16. So Close [3:48]
17. The Life of the Party [6:22]
18. A Proposal at Last [2:56]
19. Merry Christmas [4:40]
20. Electronic Brain [2:30]
21. Modern Miracle [3:10]
22. What People Can Do [8:43]
23. Never Assume [3:54]
24. The Big Question [4:21]

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