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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)

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The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

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Alexandra Dean
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nino Amareno Nino Amareno ... Himself
Charles Amirkhanian Charles Amirkhanian ... Himself
Jeanine Basinger Jeanine Basinger ... Herself
William J. Birnes ... Himself (as Bill Birnes)
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Manya Hartmayer Breuer Manya Hartmayer Breuer ... Herself
Mel Brooks ... Himself
Danijela Cabric Danijela Cabric ... Herself
Lisa Cassileth ... Herself
Wendy Colton Wendy Colton ... Herself
Darrell Grob Darrell Grob ... Himself
Jennifer Hom Jennifer Hom ... Herself
Jan-Christopher Horak ... Himself
David Hughes David Hughes ... Himself
Diane Kruger ... Herself
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Hedy Lamarr was a Hollywood movie star who was hailed as the most beautiful and glamorous in the world. However, that was only the surface that tragically obscured her astounding true talents. Foremost of them was her inventive genius that a world blinded by her beauty could not recognize as far back as her youth in Austria with her homemade gadgets. This film explores Lamarr's life which included escaping a loveless marriage on the eve of Nazi Germany's conquest of her nation to a new career in Hollywood. However, her intellectual contributions were denied their due even when she offered them in the service of her new home during World War II. Only after years of career and personal decline in her troubled life would Lamarr learn that her staggering aptitude created brilliant engineering concepts that revolutionized telecommunications, which forced the world to realize the hidden abilities of a woman it had so unfairly underestimated. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Icon. Immigrant. Inventor.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (UK) See more »

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Bombshell See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$820,300, 7 June 2018
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Reframed Pictures See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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excellent biographical film
10 October 2017 | by pawsSee all my reviews

I highly recommend this film. It's very well done, with lots of interesting film clips, interviews, and insight into Hedy Lamarr's life and times. A major theme is how beauty can make it difficult for people to see a woman's other skills and talents and abilities. She may be almost forgotten as a Hollywood beauty, and the value of her contribution to modern technology isn't too well known - which is a terrible shame.


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