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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hedy Lamarr ... Herself (archive footage)
Mel Brooks ... Himself
Jennifer Hom Jennifer Hom ... Herself
Anthony Loder Anthony Loder ... Himself
Wendy Colton Wendy Colton ... Herself
Fleming Meeks Fleming Meeks ... Himself
Richard Rhodes Richard Rhodes ... Himself
Jan-Christopher Horak ... Himself
Jeanine Basinger Jeanine Basinger ... Herself
Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
Anne Helen Petersen Anne Helen Petersen ... Herself
Diane Kruger ... Herself
Stephen Michael Shearer ... Himself
Robert Osborne ... Himself
Denise Loder-DeLuca Denise Loder-DeLuca ... 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. In her own words. See more »


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,000, 3 December 2017

Gross USA:

$820,300

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,092,277
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Reframed Pictures See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the interviewees - Mel Brooks - was sued by Hedy Lamarr for calling one of his characters Hedley Lamarr in his Western, Blazing Saddles (1974). See more »

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Features Topper Takes a Trip (1938) See more »

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Written by Thomm Jutz and Peter Cronin
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A Straight forward biography we should all see and learn from
18 July 2017 | by ayoreinfSee all my reviews

No trick photography, no special gimmicks. Nothing out of the ordinary is needed when the life story we're presented with is so unique. The Hedy Lamarr story is way more than a biography of an old timer who used to be a Hollywood star. It's more than the story of "the most beautiful woman in the world" whose talents well exceeded her beauty.

It's a story of our failings as a society when faced with whatever defied the conventions we live by. And the tragedy of those that wouldn't fit under the labels we like to stick on whoever crosses our path. To put it in a single sentence it's a story most of us know nothing about but all of us should. If you do get the chance just go see it.


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