Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

90 Minutes • NR

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Film Info
Event Type:Movie
Release Year:2017
Rating:NR
Genre:Documentary
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Alexandra Dean
Cast:Mel Brooks
Diane Kruger
Robert Osborne

Description

When Nazi U-Boats torpedo a ship carrying 83 school children during World War II, Hollywood movie star, Hedy Lamarr, decides to exact revenge. At night, after shooting her scenes on set, she works on a secret radio system that will allow the Allies to torpedo Nazi U-Boats with deadly accuracy. Her sketches remain ideas until a chance encounter with an eccentric composer enables her to transform them into useful technology. The secret communication system she creates is groundbreaking and eventually changes the course of history. It would make a terrific fictional film, but this story happens to be true. Hedy Lamarr, the screen siren who was called "the most beautiful woman in the world" and starred alongside Hollywood giants like Spencer Tracy, Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable, invented a wireless form of communication called "frequency hopping" that revolutionized mobile communications all over the world, a feat that would directly lead to the creation of secure communications for wireless phones, Bluetooth, GPS and WiFi technology itself.


"The movie reveals and demonstrates over and over that Lamarr was a fascinating and brilliant person, a true eccentric with considerable will and personal courage." - San Francisco Chronicle


"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." - Chicago Tribune