Approved | | Drama, War
A Korean War fighter pilot hero returns home to test fly the new Sabre jets despite his wife's uneasiness regarding his job.
The people of Apple Valley, CA, gave the McConnells a house on August 6, 1953, as depicted in the film.
Capt. Joseph C.'Mac' McConnell, Jr.:
I think I'm going to call you 'Butch'
Pearl 'Butch' Brown: Why?
Capt. Joseph C.'Mac' McConnell, Jr.: Because when I look at you, you cut me into pieces.
In the cockpit of McConnell's B-17, the pilot and copilot are very confined, with their shoulders almost touching. In a real B-17, there is much more room between the two positions. Obviously, either a different type of aircraft or a cockpit mock-up was used in these scenes.