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Capt. Joseph C.'Mac' McConnell, Jr.
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Mac's plans to settle down and raise a family are upset by the Korean War. He goes as a fighter pilot and returns a hero, the first triple ace of the war. His neighbors have built a home for Mac and his devoted wife and their three children. Now he has an offer to test pilot new Sabre Jets. His wife is uneasy but knows she cannot ground her man. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The black and white dress June Allyson wears at the 4th of July party was previously worn by Judy Garland in the "Born in a Trunk" sequence of A Star Is Born (1954) where she sings "You Took Advantage of Me". See more »

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The flying jackets worn by McConnell's boss Ty Whitman during World War II and the Korean War are missing pilot wings and organizational patches. See more »

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Capt. Joseph C.'Mac' McConnell, Jr.: I think I'm going to call you 'Butch'
Pearl 'Butch' Brown: Why?
Capt. Joseph C.'Mac' McConnell, Jr.: Because when I look at you, you cut me into pieces.
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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
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Another jet movie flames out.
27 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Even for a 1950s "wave the flag" movie, this film's plot is just, well, very bad. It is cliche ridden and inaccurate. The real Capt. Joe McConnell, Korea's highest scoring ace, got all his 16 air to air victories in just the last six months of the Korean War, and was shot down once himself. This could have made for an exciting docudrama. Instead, the director chose to do something less than a high school drama presentation showing June Allison flittering around with her screechy dialogue and Alan Ladd wearing his G-suit too low on his waist. (Never mind the inaccuracies like showing Ladd in a B-17 in WW 2, when McConnell was a B-24 nav).

The "aerial combat sequences" were laughable, especially the F-86s waltzing to AFN radio.

A much better period piece is "The Hunters" with Robert Mitchum.


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