The McConnell Story

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  • Genre(s): Drama War
  • Release year: 1955
  • Running time: 106 min
The McConnell Story is a 1955 dramatization of the life and career of United States Air Force (USAF) pilot Joseph C. McConnell (1922–1954) directed by Gordon Douglas. McConnell served as a navigator in World War II before becoming the top American ace... read more

The McConnell Story is a 1955 dramatization of the life and career of United States Air Force (USAF) pilot Joseph C. McConnell (1922–1954) directed by Gordon Douglas. McConnell served as a navigator in World War II before becoming the top American ace during the Korean War and was killed on August 25, 1954, while serving as a test pilot at Edwards Air Force Base in the Mojave Desert, California. The Warner Brothers production, filmed in CinemaScope and Warner Color, stars Alan Ladd as McConnell and June Allyson as his wife. Longtime Warners staff composer Max Steiner wrote the musical score for the film.

Original Release

09/29/1955

US Release

09/29/1955

Cast

Alan Ladd Capt. Joseph C.'Mac' McConnell, Jr. / Capt. Joseph C. 'Mac' McConnell, Jr.
June Allyson Pearl 'Butch' Brown
James Whitmore Col. Ty 'Dad' Whitman / SSgt. / Maj .
Frank Faylen Sfc. Sykes
Willis Bouchey Newton Bass
Sarah Selby Mrs. Brown
Gregory Walcott 1st Military Policeman
Frank Ferguson Mechanic
Cindy Carol Patty McConnell - ages 9-12
Robert Ellis Bob Brown
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Gordon Douglas

Writers

Ted Sherdeman, Sam Rolfe

Cast

Alan Ladd Capt. Joseph C.'Mac' McConnell, Jr. / Capt. Joseph C. 'Mac' McConnell, Jr.
June Allyson Pearl 'Butch' Brown
James Whitmore Col. Ty 'Dad' Whitman / SSgt. / Maj .
Frank Faylen Sfc. Sykes
Willis Bouchey Newton Bass
Sarah Selby Mrs. Brown
Gregory Walcott 1st Military Policeman
Frank Ferguson Mechanic
Cindy Carol Patty McConnell - ages 9-12
Robert Ellis Bob Brown
Murray Alper Sergeant
John Alvin Johnny - Flyer Escort
Gene Ardell Bomber Crewman
Sammy Armaro Pilot
Ralph Barbe Pilot
Baynes Barron Co-Pilot
Paul Baxley Pilot
Richard Bender Cadet
John Beradino Engineer
Ronald Bischof Cadet

Producers

Editors

Owen Marks

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