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The McConnell Story (1955)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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
Robert Ellis ...
Bob Brown
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Newton Bass
Sarah Selby ...
Mrs. Brown
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1st Military Policeman
Frank Ferguson ...
Mechanic
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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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(RCA Sound System) (magnetic prints)| (optical prints)

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2.55 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

Although McConnell's B-17 formation is bombing German targets from high altitudes, none of the crewmen are wearing oxygen masks or heavy flying clothing. 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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The Army Air Corps Song
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Music by Robert Crawford
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Played often in the score
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One scene I remember
24 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

AS MCConnell hitchhiking to Fort Devens, MA(Closed in March 1996) via RTE 2 and the showing of the Shirley exit sign, that was cool to see being I am from Shirley, MA. I am also interested in finding this movie on DVD for my collection June Allyson was one of my moms favorite stars while Alan Ladd was one of my dads favorites.

My favorite movie of Alan Ladds was SHANE, because I read the book in school and the storyline of the movie was very close to that of the book. I also liked him in several other films too.

I also read the list of cast members of the McConnell Story and saw that the mechanic was working at the Fitchburg Airport where I had seen an Air Show some time ago.


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