Tracy, Hepburn and A Computer In "Desk Set" at Historic Alex Theatre
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The last date listed for "Desk Set" was Saturday February 10, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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Legendary filmmaker Robert Altman directs an all-star ensemble cast -- including Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Lindsay Lohan, Kevin Kline, Tommy Lee Jones and Woody Harrelson -- in this acclaimed cinematic adaptation of one of public radio's most beloved and longest running hit shows, Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. A selection of Altman family home movies will be shown prior to the movie screening, along with insightful commentary by an Altman family member. And, as a special treat, a surprise guest cast member and moderator will take to the Alex Theatre stage for a live Q&A before the screening. Learn More
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Wonderful way to spend an afternoon! Not only did the Alex Theatre screen "Desk Set", but they began with newsreel footage, as well as a Disney cartoon, all circa 1957 (when "Desk Set" was made)...all really lent itself to an "old Hollywood"...continued
This is the first film that Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn did in color and the eighth of the nine films in which they appeared together.
Joan Blondell, Gig Young, and Dina Merrill are the supporting cast for this edge of the computer age office romp that is presented in Cinemascope with color by DeLuxe.
The mysterious man hanging about at the research department of a big TV network proves to be engineer Richard Sumner, who’s been ordered to keep his real purpose secret: computerizing the office. Department head Bunny Watson, who knows everything, needs no computer to unmask Richard. The resulting battle of wits and witty dialogue pits Bunny’s fear of losing her job against her dawning attraction to Richard.