• Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Release Date: November 24th, 2017

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood's top leading ladies in the 1940s. Behind the glamour and sex appeal, though, was a talented and inquisitive inventor who created a radio system that is now considered the basis of Bluetooth technology.

Cast: Mel Brooks, Diane Kruger, Peter Bogdanovich, Richard Rhodes, Bob Osborne, Hedy Lamarr

Director: Alexandra Dean

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: Submarine Entertainment

Keywords: Pursuit, Love, Transformation, Passionate, Rousing, Inspiring, Fascinating, 1930s, Sacrifice

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Michael PhillipsChicago Tribune

    It fascinates both as film history and as a sobering reminder of how little credit a woman like Lamarr received, even at the peak of her popularity. show more

  • 70
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    It’s a totally serviceable, if disappointingly uncinematic, film about a singular celebrity. show more

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    First-time director Dean does an excellent job of marshalling old source material, setting the scene for an account of Lamarr's life on- and off-screen. show more

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