Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn Find Laughs and Love in “Desk Set”

Talk about computer dating!

Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn teamed up on the silver screen for the eighth time in 1957’s Desk Set, a hilarious comedy classic. Here’s the synopsis:

Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy star in this spry comedy based on the play by William Marchant. Bunny Watson (Hepburn) is the head of a TV network’s research department who fears her job is in jeopardy due to the arrival of efficiency expert Richard Sumner (Tracy) and his “electric brain” computer EMERAC. Are the sparks flying around the office from EMERAC, or are they being generated by the romantic tension between Richard and Bunny? With Gig Young, Joan Blondell.

Here’s the film’s original movie trailer:

What are your memories of Desk Set? How do you think it stands up alongside of the other Tracy/Hepburn pairings?

This article originally ran last year and is being reprinted as part of our ongoing 10th anniversary celebrations.