The Christine Jorgensen Story

Overview

Taken from the autobiography of the world's first transsexual, George Jorgensen (John Hansen) is a woman trapped in a man's body who opts for surgery and hormone treatments to make him a woman. Events of his childhood are covered, showing young George preferring dolls over contact sports. Inducted into the Army, the sexually confused George learns to hide his emotions during his military experience. He travels to Denmark where a pioneering team of doctors agree to perform the surgical process for the first time ...
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Overview

Taken from the autobiography of the world's first transsexual, George Jorgensen (John Hansen) is a woman trapped in a man's body who opts for surgery and hormone treatments to make him a woman. Events of his childhood are covered, showing young George preferring dolls over contact sports. Inducted into the Army, the sexually confused George learns to hide his emotions during his military experience. He travels to Denmark where a pioneering team of doctors agree to perform the surgical process for the first time ever. His kindly aunt in Denmark (Joan Tompkins) gives George the name of Christine after her late daughter. Hansen is unconvincing as a woman, and there are several passages in this biographical drama that lead to unintentional hilarity.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/26/2011
  • UPC: 883904243939
  • Original Release: 1970
  • Source: Mgm Mod
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 54,135

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Hansen George-Christine Jorgensen
Joan Tompkins Aunt Thora
Quinn K. Redeker Tom Crawford
John Himes George Jorgensen, Sr.
Ellen Clark Mrs. Florence Jorgensen
Rod McCary Jess Wanner
Will Kuluva Prof. Eastbrook
Oscar Beregi Dr. Victor Dahlman
Lynn Harper Dolly
Trent Lehman George, Age 7
Pamelyn Ferdin Dolly, as a Child
Bill Erwin Pastor
Joyce Meadows Tani
Sondra Scott Angela
Don Pierce Jack
Eddie Frank George, as a Child
Dee Carroll Mrs. Whalstrom
Peter Bourne Whalstrom
Elaine Joyce Loretta
Technical Credits
Irving Rapper Director
Roger George Special Effects
Howard Kazanjian Asst. Director
Robert Kent Screenwriter
Moss Mabry Costumes/Costume Designer
Jacques Marquette Cinematographer
Paul Sawtell Score Composer
Bert Shefter Score Composer
Edward Small Producer
Ellis St. Joseph Screenwriter
F. Paul Sylos Art Director
Frank Sylos Art Director
Grant Whytock Editor
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