There aren't many things better in the cinema that a Spencer Tracy / Katharine Hepburn film, although William Powell and Myrna Loy are right up there.
Tracy and Hepburn made nine films together, beginning in 1942, with Woman of the Year and ending with Mr. Tracy's final work, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner.
Generally created from beautifully written screenplays, Desk Set was the penultimate, and the only one in CinemaScope. It was also one of their lesser efforts.
As a 1957 production, it has every reason to be problematic.
The surprise is, that it isn't.
Color looks proper, with a comfortable flow of grain. Resolution is as good as it ever got for Cinemascope. Shadow detail, black levels all are in check.
Just a really nice looking presentation of a light and amusing film. While it may not exactly stand the test of time, for those who can't get enough of the pairing, it's essential.
Image - 5
Audio - 5