Desk Set (1957)At the Federal Broadcasting Network in Midtown Manhattan, Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) is in charge of its reference library. Watson has been involved for seven years with rising network executive Mike Cutler (Gig Young), with no marriage in sight. The network head has ordered two computers, or "electronic brains." Methods Engineer Richard Sumner (Spencer Tracy), the inventor of EMERAC ("Electromagnetic MEmory and Research Arithmetical Calculator"), is brought in to see how the library functions. Meanwhile, the ladies in the Reference Library worry about losing their jobs to the computer at Christmas time.
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