The McConnell Story (1955)

Mike's Take On the Movies .......... Rediscovering Cinema's Past

Not only does this Warner Brothers feature have James Whitmore which gives it instant credibility but it’s star players Alan Ladd playing opposite June Allyson sparkle on screen together making me wish the duo had done other films as a team. Ladd’s the energetic youngster who wants to be a fighter pilot and June is as always the spunky young gal that captures his heart and joins his lifetime adventure.

If he’s to be a flier it would appear as if Ladd is in the wrong branch of the service. He’s constantly going AWOL and taking flying lessons with Dabbs Greer while being pursued by MP, Gregory Walcott. It’s not exactly sitting well with his sergeant either played by Frank Faylen. It’s on one of his off base adventures that he comes across June and he’s smitten. From here forward the two are inseparable until the war intervenes. Ladd finally…

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