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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 ... 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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Production Co:

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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Faithful to relevant autobiography in many details
1 October 2009 | by mitchika1See all my reviews

Movie was made almost 30 years ago in a poor country, still all those who speak about Tesla without knowing his personality /reading his memoirs or couple of biographies/ are just not right in their reviews.

Understanding Tesla, a brilliant, genius mind is very difficult to an ordinary person. If Tesla was as anybody else he wouldn't be him-self, Tesla the Great inventor! People should read more vs. watching stupid blockbusters and asking for every movie to be a blockbuster. The movie perhaps is not the greatest in it's production, but the story is faithful to the relevant autobiography in many details. Movie has depth for those who are able to see it; also it is made for those who wish to learn something about Tesla, not for those who seek pure and mindless entertainment.


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