The Secret of Nikola Tesla

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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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  • Oct 11, 2011
    As a tireless Tesla follower, I've tried to read everything I can find about him, and have found four movies about him. <I>Secret Of Nikola Tesla</I> does a fair job of introducing him biographically. Oja Kodar looks identical and does a find job with his characterization. The kicker in the movie comes at the very end, and is from what I can gather from my factual reading, right on the money. It's even heavier than <I>Gashole</I>.
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