The McConnell Story (1955)

Genres - Action, Adventure, War  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature], Docudrama, War Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 29, 1955 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 107 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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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.

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war, airborne, courage, love, romance, sea-monster