- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 47 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 6, 2010
- Originally Released: 1963
- Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
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Description by OLDIES.com:
As the alarm wails, Joe McConnell's squad of Sabre pilots are airborne in seconds. The mission: keep enemy planes away from helicopters evacuating wounded infantrymen. The destination: the deadly corridor called MIG Alley.
Alan Ladd and June Allyson star as real-life jet aviation pioneer Capt. Joseph McConnell Jr. and his devoted wife Butch. And James Whitmore is the commander who first recognizes McConnell's prowess as a "tiger of the sky." In war, McConnell became America's first triple jet ace, downing 16 enemy planes. In peace, he braved the unknown as a test pilot in the jet era's infancy. And The McConnell Story's darting and swerving aerial sequences will thrillingly sweep you up in a great hero's lively life.
Capt. Joseph Mc Connell, Jr., a true American hero, is the subject of this drama - a chronicle of his WWII and Korean war flying exploits as well as his bumpy but loving relationship with his wife.
Biography of Captain Joseph McConnell, a highly regarded jet pilot and hero during World War II. Film follows McConnell's life during his tenure with the armed forces, and dramatizes his relationship with wife and supporter Pearl "Butch" Brown.