Chuck Connors

​Chuck Connors (April 10, 1921 – November 10, 1992) was an American actor, writer, and professional basketball and baseball player. His best known role from his forty-year film career was Lucas McCain in the 1960s ABC hit Western series The Rifleman. Description above from the Wikipedia article Chuck Connors, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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The Big Country (1958)

Retired wealthy sea captain Jim McKay arrives in the vast expanse of the West to marry fiancée Pat Terrill. McKay is a man whose values and approach to life are a mystery to the ranchers and ranch foreman Steve Leech takes an immediate dislike to him. Pat is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Jean Simmons  •  Carroll Baker  •  Charlton Heston

Retired wealthy sea captain Jim McKay arrives in the vast expanse of the West to marry fiancée Pat Terrill. McKay is a man whose values and approach to life are a mystery to the ranchers and ranch foreman Steve Leech takes an immediate dislike to him. Pat is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Jean Simmons  •  Carroll Baker  •  Charlton Heston

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Finkleman
CAST:  Robert Hays  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Chad Everett

A faulty computer causes a passenger space shuttle to head straight for the sun, and man-with-a-past, Ted Striker must save the day and get the shuttle back on track – again – all the while trying to patch up his relationship with Elaine.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Finkleman
CAST:  Robert Hays  •  Julie Hagerty  •  Lloyd Bridges  •  Chad Everett

Trouble Along the Way (1953)

Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying to bring back to football respectability.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Donna Reed  •  Chuck Connors  •  Charles Coburn

Struggling to retain custody of his daughter following his divorce, football coach Steve Williams finds himself embroiled in a recruiting scandal at the tiny Catholic college he is trying to bring back to football respectability.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Curtiz
CAST:  John Wayne  •  Donna Reed  •  Chuck Connors  •  Charles Coburn

The Birdmen (1973)

During WWII an American soldier sent to Norway to help with the escape of a scientist working on the atomic bomb for the Germans. Before they can escape they are captured and sent to a POW prison camp in an alpine castle. Cook must find a way to escape with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Leacock
CAST:  Doug McClure  •  René Auberjonois  •  Richard Basehart  •  Chuck Connors

During WWII an American soldier sent to Norway to help with the escape of a scientist working on the atomic bomb for the Germans. Before they can escape they are captured and sent to a POW prison camp in an alpine castle. Cook must find a way to escape with the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Philip Leacock
CAST:  Doug McClure  •  René Auberjonois  •  Richard Basehart  •  Chuck Connors

Naked Alibi (1954)

Questioned as a murder suspect, solid (but drunk) citizen Al Willis attacks his police questioners, is beaten, and swears vengeance against them. Next night, Lieut. Parks is murdered; Willis is the only suspect in the eyes of tough Chief Conroy, who pursues him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Hopper
CAST:  Sterling Hayden  •  Gloria Grahame  •  Gene Barry  •  Marcia Henderson

Questioned as a murder suspect, solid (but drunk) citizen Al Willis attacks his police questioners, is beaten, and swears vengeance against them. Next night, Lieut. Parks is murdered; Willis is the only suspect in the eyes of tough Chief Conroy, who pursues him ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Hopper
CAST:  Sterling Hayden  •  Gloria Grahame  •  Gene Barry  •  Marcia Henderson

Soylent Green (1973)

This is the year 2022. Overcrowding, pollution, and resource depletion have reduced society’s leaders to finding food for the teeming masses. The answer is Soylent Green.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Edward G. Robinson  •  Leigh Taylor-Young  •  Chuck Connors

This is the year 2022. Overcrowding, pollution, and resource depletion have reduced society’s leaders to finding food for the teeming masses. The answer is Soylent Green.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Fleischer
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Edward G. Robinson  •  Leigh Taylor-Young  •  Chuck Connors

Terror Squad (1988)

A squad of Libyan terrorists infiltrate the city of Kokomo, Indiana, with the goal of car bombing a nuclear power plant. While attempting to escape local law enforcement, a massive car chase ensues, terrorizing the entire town before the terrorists end up at the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Maris
CAST:  Chuck Connors  •  Brodie Greer  •  Bill Calvert  •  Kerry Wall

A squad of Libyan terrorists infiltrate the city of Kokomo, Indiana, with the goal of car bombing a nuclear power plant. While attempting to escape local law enforcement, a massive car chase ensues, terrorizing the entire town before the terrorists end up at the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Maris
CAST:  Chuck Connors  •  Brodie Greer  •  Bill Calvert  •  Kerry Wall

Tourist Trap (1979)

After their car breaks down, a group of young travelers find themselves stranded at a roadside museum run by the mysterious Mr. Slausen and populated by his collection of supernatural mannequins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Schmoeller
CAST:  Chuck Connors  •  Jocelyn Jones  •  Jon Van Ness  •  Robin Sherwood

After their car breaks down, a group of young travelers find themselves stranded at a roadside museum run by the mysterious Mr. Slausen and populated by his collection of supernatural mannequins.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Schmoeller
CAST:  Chuck Connors  •  Jocelyn Jones  •  Jon Van Ness  •  Robin Sherwood

Old Yeller (1957)

Young Travis Coates is left to take care of the family ranch with his mother and younger brother while his father goes off on a cattle drive in the 1860s. When a yellow mongrel comes for an uninvited stay with the family, Travis reluctantly adopts the dog.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  Fess Parker  •  Tommy Kirk  •  Kevin Corcoran

Young Travis Coates is left to take care of the family ranch with his mother and younger brother while his father goes off on a cattle drive in the 1860s. When a yellow mongrel comes for an uninvited stay with the family, Travis reluctantly adopts the dog.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Stevenson
CAST:  Dorothy McGuire  •  Fess Parker  •  Tommy Kirk  •  Kevin Corcoran

Kill Them All and Come Back Alone (1968)

During the American Civil War, a Confederate prisoner, Clyde McKay, attempts to steal a box of gold from a Union prison camp. He is aided by a group of prisoners and a prison guard but he is double-crossed along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Enzo G. Castellari
CAST:  Chuck Connors  •  Frank Wolff  •  Franco Citti  •  Leo Anchóriz

During the American Civil War, a Confederate prisoner, Clyde McKay, attempts to steal a box of gold from a Union prison camp. He is aided by a group of prisoners and a prison guard but he is double-crossed along the way.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Enzo G. Castellari
CAST:  Chuck Connors  •  Frank Wolff  •  Franco Citti  •  Leo Anchóriz

Flipper (1963)

Many kids might say their best friend is a puppy or a pony. But for 12-year-old Sandy, the most special pet of all is the exuberant dolphin he rescues and who returns the favor by rescuing Sandy from sharks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James B. Clark
CAST:  Chuck Connors  •  Luke Halpin  •  Connie Scott  •  Jane Rose

Many kids might say their best friend is a puppy or a pony. But for 12-year-old Sandy, the most special pet of all is the exuberant dolphin he rescues and who returns the favor by rescuing Sandy from sharks.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James B. Clark
CAST:  Chuck Connors  •  Luke Halpin  •  Connie Scott  •  Jane Rose

Salmonberries (1991)

A young orphaned woman, named Kotzebue, is trying to find out who her parents are in the icy landscapes of Alaska. Kotzebue (K.d. Lang) is helped by a east-german librarian (Rosel Zech), whose husband was killed while fleeing from the GDR. Although both women could ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Percy Adlon
CAST:  Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley  •  k.d. lang  •  Rosel Zech  •  Chuck Connors

A young orphaned woman, named Kotzebue, is trying to find out who her parents are in the icy landscapes of Alaska. Kotzebue (K.d. Lang) is helped by a east-german librarian (Rosel Zech), whose husband was killed while fleeing from the GDR. Although both women could ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Percy Adlon
CAST:  Angayuqaq Oscar Kawagley  •  k.d. lang  •  Rosel Zech  •  Chuck Connors

Pat and Mike (1952)

Pat Pemberton is a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiancé is around. The ladies golf championship is in her reach until she gets flustered by his presence at the final holes. He wants them to get married and forget the whole thing, but she cannot ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Aldo Ray  •  William Ching

Pat Pemberton is a brilliant athlete, except when her domineering fiancé is around. The ladies golf championship is in her reach until she gets flustered by his presence at the final holes. He wants them to get married and forget the whole thing, but she cannot ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Cukor
CAST:  Spencer Tracy  •  Katharine Hepburn  •  Aldo Ray  •  William Ching

Move Over, Darling (1963)

Three years into their loving marriage, with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Although most passengers manage to survive the incident, Ellen presumably perishes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gordon
CAST:  Doris Day  •  James Garner  •  Don Knotts  •  Chuck Connors

Three years into their loving marriage, with two infant daughters at home in Los Angeles, Nicholas Arden and Ellen Wagstaff Arden are on a plane that goes down in the South Pacific. Although most passengers manage to survive the incident, Ellen presumably perishes ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Gordon
CAST:  Doris Day  •  James Garner  •  Don Knotts  •  Chuck Connors

The Vals (1982)

Sam, Trish, Beth, and Annie are four Valley Girls bored with shopping and frat parties. They come across kind Mr. Stanton, who is running a home for orphaned boys. Mr. Stanton and his charges are in danger of being evicted from their home if they don't come up with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Polakof
CAST:  Jill Carroll  •  Elena Stratheros  •  Michele Laurita  •  Gina Calabrese

Sam, Trish, Beth, and Annie are four Valley Girls bored with shopping and frat parties. They come across kind Mr. Stanton, who is running a home for orphaned boys. Mr. Stanton and his charges are in danger of being evicted from their home if they don't come up with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  James Polakof
CAST:  Jill Carroll  •  Elena Stratheros  •  Michele Laurita  •  Gina Calabrese

The Night They Took Miss Beautiful (1977)

Criminals hijack an airplane carrying five beauty contest finalists, but unknowingly they've also kidnapped a government agent carrying a dangerous virus that is to be used in bacterial warfare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Michael Lewis
CAST:  Gary Collins  •  Chuck Connors  •  Henry Gibson  •  Peter Haskell

Criminals hijack an airplane carrying five beauty contest finalists, but unknowingly they've also kidnapped a government agent carrying a dangerous virus that is to be used in bacterial warfare.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Michael Lewis
CAST:  Gary Collins  •  Chuck Connors  •  Henry Gibson  •  Peter Haskell

Three Stripes in the Sun (1955)

A racist sergeant stationed in post-war Japan finds himself softening towards the children and falling for a local woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Murphy
CAST:  Aldo Ray  •  Philip Carey  •  Dick York  •  Chuck Connors

A racist sergeant stationed in post-war Japan finds himself softening towards the children and falling for a local woman.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Murphy
CAST:  Aldo Ray  •  Philip Carey  •  Dick York  •  Chuck Connors

Death in Small Doses (1957)

A government agent investigates the use of illegal amphetamines among long-haul truck drivers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph M. Newman
CAST:  Peter Graves  •  Chuck Connors  •  Mala Powers  •  Robert B. Williams

A government agent investigates the use of illegal amphetamines among long-haul truck drivers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joseph M. Newman
CAST:  Peter Graves  •  Chuck Connors  •  Mala Powers  •  Robert B. Williams

Dragonfly Squadron (1954)

A Korean War film with a secondary plot of the training of South Korean pilots, to fly fighters in air defense, by American Air Force instructors,led by Major Brady, a famed and skilled-but-grounded pilot, assigned to the Kongku base.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesley Selander
CAST:  John Hodiak  •  Barbara Britton  •  Bruce Bennett  •  Jess Barker

A Korean War film with a secondary plot of the training of South Korean pilots, to fly fighters in air defense, by American Air Force instructors,led by Major Brady, a famed and skilled-but-grounded pilot, assigned to the Kongku base.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lesley Selander
CAST:  John Hodiak  •  Barbara Britton  •  Bruce Bennett  •  Jess Barker

Hot Rod Girl (1956)

After his kid brother is killed in a street race, a champion drag-racer quits racing. However, a new kid comes to town determined to force him back into racing so he can take his title--and he's already taken his girlfriend.When his younger brother, Steve, is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie H. Martinson
CAST:  Lori Nelson  •  Chuck Connors  •  John Smith  •  Mark Andrews

After his kid brother is killed in a street race, a champion drag-racer quits racing. However, a new kid comes to town determined to force him back into racing so he can take his title--and he's already taken his girlfriend.When his younger brother, Steve, is ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie H. Martinson
CAST:  Lori Nelson  •  Chuck Connors  •  John Smith  •  Mark Andrews
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