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The Secret of Nikola Tesla-The Movie [DVD] [1979]

  • SKU: 15651509
  • Release Date: 06/19/2007
  • Rating: NR

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    The Secret of Nikola Tesla
    Nikola Tesla (here played by Petar Bozovic) was a famous 19th century Yugoslavian inventor. The film recounts Tesla's development of the alternating electric current, first under the dictatorial thumb of Thomas Edison (Dennis Patrick), then on his own. Tesla develops a harmonious working relationship with George Westinghouse (Strother Martin), who indulges the inventor his eccentricities and gives him the credit he deserves, something the tyrannical Edison refused to do. Orson Welles appears briefly as J. P. Morgan in this Yugoslavian biopic, originally released as Tajna Nikole Tesle. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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    • Orson Welles
      Orson Welles - J.P. Morgan
    • Strother Martin
      Strother Martin - George Westinghouse
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      Dennis Patrick - Thomas Edison
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      Oja Kodar
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      Boris Buzancic

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      Wrong statement Quote: "... famous 19th century Yugoslavian inventor". In 19th century Yugoslavia didn't exist. Yugoslavia was formed in 1918 as artificial union, therefore Tesla was not Yugoslavian inventor. Tesla was Croatian inventor. He was born in central part of Croatia - Smiljan. Tesla is one of dozens Croatian inventors that were product of Croatian education system (a torpedo, propeller, first refillable pen, first success full parachute etc ...). At the same time Serbia was under Ottoman empire with poor school system. Turkish policy was to keep conquered countries illiterate, so if Tesla would be born in Serbia, we would remain just a smart kid. I would give some credit to Croatians. It would not hurt to print facts in the future.

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