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The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970)

 -  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 ...
Tani
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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June 1970 (USA)  »

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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

The real Christine Jorgenson didn't wear female clothing when she was a child. In fact, she didn't wear female clothing until after she received her revised passport under her new name. 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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Better than I expected
20 March 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the first time that I have seen this film, and, having expected to see something along the lines of an Ed Wood camp classic, I was a bit surprised to see a film which was made with some care and professionalism, and an earnest approach to it's subject. John Hansen does okay in the acting department, even if he is a little bulky to be playing this convincingly. (I kept seeing Jethrene from The Beverly Hillbillies). The supporting cast are all good and the direction is excellent. In all, when one considers the year this was released, (1970) this is not a bad film. The print shown on Netflix was in excellent shape and the sound was excellent. Some brief nudity gives this an R rating.


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