The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970)

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



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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
Jess Warner
Professor Estabrook
Oscar Beregi Jr. ...
Dr. Victor Dahlman (as Oscar Beregi)
Lynn Harper ...
Trent Lehman ...
George at 7
Pamelyn Ferdin ...
Dolly as a Child
Joyce Meadows ...
Sandra Scott ...
Angela (as Sondra Scott)
Elaine Joyce ...


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

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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 »


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


Aunt Thora: Remember, never throw away a chance for happiness too can get to be a habit.
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Referenced in Polyester (1981) See more »

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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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