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The Christine Jorgensen Story (1970)

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


Irving Rapper


Christine Jorgensen (autobiography), Robert E. Kent | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Hansen ... George Jorgensen Jr / Christine Jorgensen
Joan Tompkins Joan Tompkins ... Aunt Thora
Quinn K. Redeker ... Tom Crawford (as Quinn Redeker)
John Himes John Himes ... George Jorgensen Sr. (as John W. Himes)
Ellen Clark Ellen Clark ... Mrs. Florence Jorgensen
Rod McCary ... Jess Warner
Will Kuluva ... Professor Estabrook
Oscar Beregi Jr. ... Dr. Victor Dahlman (as Oscar Beregi)
Lynn Harper Lynn Harper ... Dolly
Trent Lehman Trent Lehman ... George at 7
Pamelyn Ferdin ... Dolly as a Child
Bill Erwin ... Pastor
Joyce Meadows Joyce Meadows ... Tani
Sondra Scott Sondra Scott ... Angela
Elaine Joyce ... Loretta


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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Release Date:

June 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Christine Jørgensens historie See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Edward Small Productions See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


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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Referenced in Ed Wood (1994) See more »

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He feels that he is a woman.
25 June 2003 | by michaelRokeefeSee 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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