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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.

Director:

John Erman

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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.

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Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

Many people feel this is a gay movie; since Alexander has relations with both genders. See more »

Connections

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

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Memorable & groundbreaking, but not as good as "Dawn."
28 June 2000 | by GrandSee all my reviews

Quite the daring thing for television in its day (it might have trouble getting off the ground at all in today's morally frigid climate!), it was nevertheless a disappointing sequel to "Dawn: Portrait of a Teenaged Runaway." The character of Alexander brought tears to the eye in "Dawn;" in his own film he just seems to be going through the motions, doing what was "expected" of a daring, groundbreaking '70s Gay television character.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aamunkajon tuolla puolen See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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