Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
  • 2017
  • US
  • 1h 26min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Alexandra Dean
  • Cast: Hedy Lamarr, Mel Brooks, Diane Kruger, Peter Bogdanovich
  • UK release: 9 March 2018

Documentary about Hollywood star Hedy Lamarr, famed for her stunning screen presence but away from the camera, a skilled inventor; specifically, she devised a technique for frequency hopping which is now fundamental to wireless technology. Dean makes Lamarr the defining voice in her own story; a refreshing, determined and intriguing feminist hero.

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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

5 Mar 20184 stars

Documentary that shows the movie star was so much more than a pretty face

As the star of classic movies like The Strange Woman and Samson and Delilah, Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr was one of the queens of Hollywood's Golden Age. She was a favourite with filmmakers and audiences alike for her stunning, sultry European looks…

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