8 user 4 critic

Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn (1977)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 16 May 1977
A teenaged boy arrives in Hollywood to become a movie star, but winds up becoming a male prostitute and gets involved with a gay football star.


John Erman


Walter Dallenbach (teleplay), Dalene Young (story) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Leigh McCloskey ... Alexander Duncan
Eve Plumb ... Dawn Wetherby
Juliet Mills ... Myra
Jean Hagen ... Landlady
Lonny Chapman ... Eddie Duncan (as Lonnie Chapman)
Asher Brauner Asher Brauner ... Buddy
Diana Douglas ... Clara Duncan
Fred Sadoff ... Mr. Anderson
Alice Hirson ... Judge White
John Devlin John Devlin
Frances Faye ... Self (as Miss Frances Faye)
Alan Feinstein ... Charles Selby
Earl Holliman ... Ray Church
Jack Rader ... Jack
Claudia Bryar ... Ms. Mathias


A teenaged boy arrives in Hollywood to become a movie star, but winds up becoming a male prostitute and gets involved with a gay football star.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis




Not Rated | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Jean Hagen's final performance. See more »


Follows Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976) See more »

User Reviews

Quite eye opening for the '70s
9 January 2001 | by timmaukSee all my reviews

This was a story about young man named Alexander who came to LA to look for his girlfriend Dawn. Well she had already gone back home to get away from that seedy city. Now he can't find her and has no money. What is he going to do. He stays with a hustler who sleeps with men. The hustler says you can make some good money from these guys. Alexander swears he will never do that.

Here and there he runs into trouble and is saved by Earl Holliman. He wants to help him out and keep him off the streets. But Alexander becomes desperate. He runs into a pro football star who takes him in off the streets. They start hanging out with each other and get along quite well. Then one night by the fire Mr. Pro Star ask him if he will stay with him as his lover, with no where to go Alexander does. As time goes by he learns that lovers come cheap. For there are many handsome young hungry men on the streets of LA. Now he has become something he swore he'd never be, a hustler on the streets of LA.

This TV movie made me open my eyes and realize what I really am, Gay. I wish I could see this again. I remembered it being a good, for being a '70s TV movie.....

27 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

16 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aamunkajon tuolla puolen See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

We've Got Your Streaming Picks Covered

Looking for some great streaming picks? Check out some of the IMDb editors' favorites movies and shows to round out your Watchlist.

Visit our What to Watch page

Recently Viewed