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Dinah East (1970)

X | | Drama | December 1970 (USA)
A glamorous movie queen of the 1950s is revealed to be a man whose secret led to complicated relationships.

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Daniela
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Alan Sloan
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Jeff East
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Bobby Sloan
Ray Foster ...
Tony Locke
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Tank Swenson
Leland Murray ...
Archie
Margaret Rolfe ...
Mrs. Kelly
Vicki Carbe ...
Janet Arnold (as Victoria Wales)
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Debbie Thurber
Susan Romen ...
Carolyn
Cal Crenshaw ...
Freddie
Steve Shaw ...
Midnight Cowboy
Bret Morrison ...
Hank Simpson
Paul Davis ...
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A glamorous movie queen of the 1950s is revealed to be a man whose secret led to complicated relationships.

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A Superstar Actress Is Really A Man ... Hollywood's Strangest Story!

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Joe Taylor (born July 3, 1946), who portrayed Bobby Sloan, was four years older than Andy Davis (born August 9, 1950), who portrayed his father, Alan Sloan. See more »

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When Alan confronts Janet in her apartment, Janet switches positions mid-scene. In one shot she is standing in the doorway of her bedroom and in the very next shot she's in the middle of the room again. See more »

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Jeff East: Hey mom, has being a movie star and having all of this really been enough?
Dinah East: It's all I ever needed, and more than I dreamed possible.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, a chair with the name Dinah East is shown. The star, Jeremy Stockwell, dressed in men's street clothes, stands up and walks toward the horizon. See more »

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Featured in Horrible Honeys (1988) See more »

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Thank You Alex
Sung by Jon and Sondra Steele
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Excellent film suppressed upon release by Mae West
18 March 2004 | by (Soutnern California, USA) – See all my reviews

I, too, saw this film in Boston in 1970. For many years I have sought out the film or even any mention about it. About a year ago, I read a footnote in one of the movie review books, that Mae West instituted legal action against the film shortly after its release. Apparently the settlement resulting from that action included the permanent withdrawal of the film from distribution. During Ms. West's lifetime there were recurrent, albeit ridiculous, rumors that she was a male. This film, in a kind of docudrama, relates the life of an actress, Dinah East, whose male gender was only revealed after her/his death. I had hoped it might reappear now that Mae West is dead, but so far that is not the case. I would like to receive more information on all of this from anyone who knows more than I do about it. Meanwhile, I eagerly await its reappearance.


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