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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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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

Mrs. Florence Jorgensen: [George is cradling a doll] George, remember, I told you before - your sister has her toys, and you have yours. Look, you have so many lovely toys of your own. Come over. Take a look at your Erector set, why don't we build something? Your father will be so proud of you. Let's build a beautiful, big skyscraper. The best building, the most beautiful building in all the world.
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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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