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1957, Movie, NR, 103 mins

A charming, if predictable, romantic comedy is enlivened by the matchless talents of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn--as well as by its graceful use of a brand-new comic trope: the electronic computer.

Richard Sumner (Tracy) is a gruff efficiency expert; Bunny Watson (Hepburn) is a dignified research expert for a TV network, heading a small, overworked staff. Bunny has a photographic memory, as do her high-powered assistants (Joan Blondell, Dina Merrill, et al.), each of whom specializes in a crucial field of abstruse knowledge. Sumner has invented a machine which he calls "Emerac"--"Emmy" for short--an electronic brain that can yield instant answers to any...

Released: 1957 Rated: NR Length: 103 mins

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