This series follows Tesla's life from his childhood in Simljan (near Gospic) in nowadays Croatia (then Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, part of Austria-Hungary) to his death in New York, USA.

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Series cast summary:
Mustafa Nadarevic ...  Fred 10 episodes, 1977
Rade Serbedzija ...  Nikola Tesla 9 episodes, 1977
Spiro Guberina ...  John 9 episodes, 1977
Izet Hajdarhodzic Izet Hajdarhodzic ...  John O'Neill 7 episodes, 1977
Ratko Buljan Ratko Buljan ...  Pat Anderson 7 episodes, 1977
Ljuba Tadic ...  John Pierpon Morgan 5 episodes, 1977
Ivo Serdar Ivo Serdar ...  Kolman Czito (Teslin asistent) 5 episodes, 1977
Miljenko Brlecic ...  Julius Czito (Teslin asistent) 5 episodes, 1977
Petar Bozovic Petar Bozovic ...  Sava Kosanovic 5 episodes, 1977


This series follows Tesla's life from his childhood in Simljan (near Gospic) in nowadays Croatia (then Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia, part of Austria-Hungary) to his death in New York, USA.

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16 October 1977 (Yugoslavia) See more »

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Televizija Zagreb See more »
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biography of Nikola Tesla
10 June 2016 | by jeremiah59See all my reviews

(Previous two comments have nothing to do with this title. They refer to a documentary produced by UFO TV.)

This is a TV series produced by RTV Zagreb (Croatian TV) with participation of Jadran Film Zagreb, a comprehensive biography of Tesla, shot in numerous international locations, in his native ex-Austro-Hungarian Empire (Budapest, Graz, ), France (Paris), USA... with some archival footage and patent papers.

10 episodes - approx. 60 minutes each. Croatian language.

This was a very ambitious project with participation of many famous actors from ex-Yugoslavia.

It has never been available on DVD.

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