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Hedy Lamarr: Secrets of a Hollywood Star (2006)

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Hedy Lamarr ... Herself (archive footage)
Jan-Christopher Horak ... Himself (as Chris Horak)
Lupita Tovar ... Herself (as Lupita Kohner)
Hans Janitschek Hans Janitschek ... Himself
Marvin Paige Marvin Paige ... Himself
Jan Rooney Jan Rooney ... Herself
Mickey Rooney ... Himself
Maria Wrigley Maria Wrigley ... Herself
James Loder James Loder ... Himself
Robert Rodenburg Robert Rodenburg ... Himself
Robert Lantz Robert Lantz ... Himself
Peter Shen Peter Shen ... Himself
Kenneth Anger ... Himself
Arlene Roxbury Arlene Roxbury ... Herself
Pete Giglio Pete Giglio ... Himself
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Canada | Switzerland | Germany

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English

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7 September 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Hedy Lamarr - Geheimnisse eines Hollywood-Stars See more »

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The cruelty of time
18 July 2009 | by unbrokenmetalSee all my reviews

Fortunately, this documentary is not as biased as many others about Hollywood stars. This is not a director/writer telling you his opinion on "this is how XYZ really was", omitting everything that doesn't fit into such a limited frame. Instead, many contemporaries of Hedwig Kiesler tell their memories which are often contradictory, but you can make your own guess on who is the most believable witness. Excerpts from a 1970 interview with the lady herself give an even better impression of the difficult kind of person she apparently was. Naturally, there are also excerpts from her movies, some of which I have not watched yet ("Lady of the Tropics", "His Majesty King Ballyhoo", "White Cargo"), tempting glimpses! The documentary leaves you with a sad feeling that in the end, it's the cruelty of time that we all must age and fade away - certainly Hedy Lamarr wasn't spared and met a lonely demise. Well researched documentary fans shouldn't miss.


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