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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.


Gene Nash


Gene Nash




Cast overview, first billed only:
Ultra Violet ... Daniela
Andy Davis ... Alan Sloan
Reid Smith ... Jeff East
Joe Taylor ... Bobby Sloan
Ray Foster Ray Foster ... Tony Locke
Matt Bennett ... Tank Swenson
Leland Murray Leland Murray ... Archie
Margaret Rolfe Margaret Rolfe ... Mrs. Kelly
Vicki Carbe Vicki Carbe ... Janet Arnold (as Victoria Wales)
Kitty Carl ... Debbie Thurber
Susan Romen Susan Romen ... Carolyn
Cal Crenshaw Cal Crenshaw ... Freddie
Steve Shaw Steve Shaw ... Midnight Cowboy
Bret Morrison Bret Morrison ... Hank Simpson
Paul Davis Paul Davis ... Bates
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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!





Did You Know?


Other than five scenes - the death scene at the gas station in the beginning, the funeral scene at the end, the scene where the ambulance attendants get paid by the mortuary owner, the scene where Dina walks in on Danielle and Sarong Girl, and the bar scene near the beginning - no scene in the movie has more than two actors in it. See more »


When Alan and Dinah argue on the front porch, Dinah's wig shifts back and forth from being askew to being straightened from shot to shot. See more »


Dinah East: I'll never understand fighters, every thing you do is aimed at self-punishment.
Tank Swenson: Maybe, but the pay is good
Dinah East: When you win it is.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The original film is 89 minutes in length. There is a 61 minute version of the movie that is widely bootlegged, but the editing is half-hazard and leaves much of the film's first half incomprehensible. Numerous scenes with Ultra Violet, Ray Foster, and Joe Taylor are missing from the 60 minute version. See more »


Featured in Horrible Honeys (1988) See more »


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A Must See!!!!!!
21 August 2000 | by rptravSee all my reviews

This movie was totally before its time..A great adaptation of what Hollywood was like way back then, when there were limited acting parts for men ...A very early Tootsie!!! Can't wait for it to be available on video and or dvd!!

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