The McConnell Story


The McConnell Story

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Alan Ladd plays real-life air force hero Captain Joseph McConnell Jr. in this inspirational biopic, while June Allyson does her usual as McConnell's anxious, waiting-nervously-at-home wife. Assigned to the medical corps during WWII, McConnell takes private flying lessons so that he'll qualify for pilot duty. After serving with distinction in the war, McConnell becomes a pioneer in the testing of jet aircraft. The film ends when McConnell dies while testing a new Sabre Jet. If June Allyson seems genuinely broken up upon learning of her screen husband's death, it may be because the real Captain Joseph McConnell died only a few weeks before filming started on The McConnell Story, necessitating a hurriedly rescripted ending.


Alan Ladd
as Capt. Joseph C.'Mac' McConnell, Jr.
June Allyson
as Pearl 'Butch' Brown
James Whitmore
as Ty 'Dad' Whitman
John Pickard
as Second MP
Dabbs Greer
as Pilot Instructor
Edward Platt
as Medical Corps Instructor
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