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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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Alexandra Dean
8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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. See more »


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USA

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English

Release Date:

9 March 2018 (UK) See more »

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Bombshell See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria 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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Connections

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Done Without a Doubt
Written by Thomm Jutz and Peter Cronin
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Fascinating Documentary
26 April 2018 | by larrys3See all my reviews

Fascinating documentary on the gorgeous, brilliant, and complicated screen star Hedy Lamarr. Her beauty was known to all, even serving as the inspiration for the face of Disney's Snow White. Yet few, including myself , knew of her inventing genius, and how one of her patents (frequency hopping) would serve in later years as an important part of cell phone, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and military technology.

All in all, I thought this was an exceptional documentary filled with surprises.


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