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The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970)

R  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  June 1970 (USA)
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A sex-change operation that changed "George" into "Christine" in 1950s Denmark.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hansen ...
George Jorgensen Jr / Christine Jorgensen
Joan Tompkins ...
Aunt Thora
Quinn K. Redeker ...
Tom Crawford (as Quinn Redeker)
John Himes ...
George Jorgensen Sr. (as John W. Himes)
Ellen Clark ...
Mrs. Florence Jorgensen
Rod McCary ...
Jess Warner
Will Kuluva ...
Professor Estabrook
Oscar Beregi Jr. ...
Dr. Victor Dahlman (as Oscar Beregi)
Lynn Harper ...
Dolly
Trent Lehman ...
George at 7
Pamelyn Ferdin ...
Dolly as a Child
...
Pastor
Joyce Meadows ...
Sandra Scott ...
Angela (as Sondra Scott)
Elaine Joyce ...
Loretta
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A sex-change operation that changed "George" into "Christine" in 1950s Denmark.

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I Had to Make It As a Woman. There Was No Return. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Christine Jørgensens historie  »

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One of the film's major advertising tag lines was the erroneous claim "The First Man To Become A Woman!" In truth, as the movie makes clear, others had undergone similar surgery earlier, but Jorgensen was simply the first well-publicized sex change case. See more »

Goofs

During a playground football game set during the Depression, a late-1960s car drives by in background. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Victor Dahlmen: Ah, you Americans, you're advanced in so many ways! But when it comes to sex, hmm! Childish! Operate on the brain! Perform a lobotomy, fine! But take a pair of testicles and *everybody* explodes!
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Referenced in Polyester (1981) See more »

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a don't miss camp classic
8 August 2002 | by (FLA) – See all my reviews

was this really made in 1970? this film has the look + feel of a '50's B classic. i think ed wood jr. was still alive when this was released + he must have loved it. watching this film i keep hitting the cable guide to be sure it said 1970. i was watching dark shadows + vanishing point in that era. everyone was tuning in , turning on , + hating dick nixon. vietnam was raging + zepplin + sabbath ruled. to say this film doesnt fit that era is an oxymoron. this film belongs in another era . the 50's in all that tecnicolor glory. hansen is great in the dual role of george/christine. and that guy who plays the writer boyfriend is a riot, a swarmy george nader type. i guess nader was too old in 1970 for the part but he would have been great. this is a must see for all ed wood fans. glen or glenda has nothing on this classic. ed wood + jorgensen had so much in common + this story was the real break in eds woods career. if ed could have only made a film nearly this good.


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