DirectorJohn Erman NetworkNBC CountryUnited States
Release dateMay 16, 1977 (1977-05-16) WriterWalter Dallenbach (teleplay), Dalene Young (story), Walter Dallenbach (story), Dalene Young (characters) CastLeigh McCloskey (Alexander Duncan), Eve Plumb (Dawn Wetherby), Juliet Mills (Myra), Jean Hagen (Landlady), Lonny Chapman (Eddie Duncan), Earl Holliman (Ray Church) Similar moviesMy Life in Pink, Sexual Chronicles of a French Family, American Beauty, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Making Love, Boyhood
Alexander: The Other Side of Dawn is a 1977 American made-for-television drama film directed by John Erman, and a sequel to Dawn: Portrait of a Teenage Runaway (1976). It premiered on NBC on May 16, 1977.
Alexander Duncan (McCloskey), a country-boy-turned-Hollywood-hustler, tries to find legitimate work in order to marry a teenaged prostitute (Plumb) he had hoped to rehabilitate, but he gets involved with a homosexual football pro (Feinstein).
Leigh McCloskey as Alexander Duncan
Eve Plumb as Dawn Wetherby
Juliet Mills as Myra
Jean Hagen as Landlady
Lonny Chapman as Eddie Duncan
Earl Holliman as Ray Church
Alan Feinstein as Charles Selby
Asher Brauner as Buddy
Diana Douglas as Clara Duncan
Pat Corley as Marty
Frances Faye as herself
Alice Hirson as Judge White
Jonathan Banks as Michael
Fred Sadoff as Mr. Anderson
Doria Cook-Nelson as Della
Alexander was the last appearance by actress Jean Hagen, who died August 29, 1977.
Phil Hall of Film Threat called it "not a great film" but "a breakthrough, of sorts, in LGBT television."