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The McConnell Story (1955)

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 ... See full summary »

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Capt. Joseph C.'Mac' McConnell, Jr.
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Pearl 'Butch' Brown
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SSgt. / Maj. / Col. Ty 'Dad' Whitman
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Sfc. Sykes
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Bob Brown
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Newton Bass
Sarah Selby ...
Mrs. Brown
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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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2 December 1955 (West Germany)  »

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Wolkenstürmer  »

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Alan Ladd broke a rib just before the shooting whilst he took a shower. See more »

Goofs

While McConnell is attending medical school in Texas, neither he nor any other servicemen are wearing rank, organizational patches, or collar insignia on their tan summer uniforms. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Broadway by Light (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Hail to the Chief
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Music by James Sanderson
Played during the shot of the White House
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very lame screenplay and boring storyline
2 March 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

i always thought Alan Ladd was not an exciting actor. his height was not impressive and always gave me a midget feeling, an actor too short to play big roles in any movie. if it was not the script that made him a greater hero, he would never become a memorable actor like other taller actors. about 95% of this film was unnecessary yada yada scenes and the other 5% left was barely watchable which included the boring air dog fights with the MIGs that didn't seem with any suspenseful tension, the dialog during the air support mission also sounded boring, then the small part of the 5% showed how this guy as a test pilot and crashed himself to death in a fireball also didn't create any heartfelt feeling at all to me. this film was one of the worst military films that i've ever viewed and very very forgettable and not even needed to write a positive review.


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