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The Secret Life of Nikola Tesla (1980)

Tajna Nikole Tesle (original title)
Life and times of Nikola Tesla, famous scientist whose inventions were stolen, but whose greatest contribution to mankind remain a mystery to this day.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Petar Bozovic Petar Bozovic ... Nikola Tesla
Orson Welles ... J.P. Morgan
Oja Kodar ... Catherine Johnson
Strother Martin ... George Westinghouse
Dennis Patrick ... Thomas Alva Edison
Charles Millot Charles Millot ... Adams
Boris Buzancic Boris Buzancic ... Robert Johnson
Ana Karic Ana Karic ... Djuka Mandic
Edo Perocevic ... Kolman Czito
Zvonko Strmac Zvonko Strmac
Lojze Rozman Lojze Rozman
Igor Galo Igor Galo ... Guglielmo Marconi
Vanja Drach Vanja Drach ... Mark Twain
Marijan Lovric Marijan Lovric ... Milutin Tesla (as Marjan Lovric)
Petar Dobric Petar Dobric
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Life and times of Nikola Tesla, famous scientist whose inventions were stolen, but whose greatest contribution to mankind remain a mystery to this day. Written by Dragan Antulov <dragan.antulov@altbbs.fido.hr>

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Country:

Yugoslavia

Language:

English | Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

19 February 1980 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

Tesla See more »

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Zagreb Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)
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Final film of Strother Martin. See more »

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Although set generally around 1900 (give or take several years), all the American flags have 50 stars. America didn't get its 50th state until 1959. See more »

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Great BioPick
13 October 2006 | by davecoon13See all my reviews

I just watched this movie at Google Video. It is an awesome movie. I have just completeted reading 3 biographies of Nikola Tesla, and found the movie to be a pretty faithful re-creation of his life as described in the biographies. There are some things that were not 100% accurate in the film, but it was a great film! The film accurately represents the connection between Katherine Johnson and Nikola. This was well documnted in the biographies I have read of Tesla. The film also shows Edison, Westinghouse, J.P. Morgan, Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), Marconi, and other big-wigs of that time.

I was even surprised to see that it looks like they built a full scale version of the Colorado Springs Experiment Station and of the Wydenclyfe Tower! It was a great film!


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