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The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970)

A sex-change operation that changed "George" into "Christine" in 1950s Denmark.

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Cast

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

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I couldn't live in a man's body! See more »


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Christine Jørgensens historie  »

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Trivia

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

Aunt Thora: Remember, never throw away a chance for happiness too quickly...it can get to be a habit.
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Referenced in Code Name: Raw-Hide (1972) See more »

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He feels that he is a woman.
25 June 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Such a serious subject to turn out so campy and ludicrous. George Jorgenson Jr(John Hansen) realizes at an early age that he is a female trapped in a male's body. This tends to be a bizarre biography of the famed 50s phenomenon first sex change...George becomes Christine. Not exactly and in-depth study and it is strange that George looks more masculine as a female. Go figure. It would tend to be logical that liberties were taken with actuality just to get this oddity on the screen. It does make you want to search out the autobiographical novel by Jorgenson to get the real skinny. Trent Lehman plays George at 7. Also in the cast are: Joan Tompkins, Pamelyn Ferdin, John Himes and Oscar Beregi Jr. as Dr. Dahlman, the sex change doctor. Curiosity is the driving force to tend with. It is a shame this comes across a laughing matter.


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