Stars and Stripes Forever (1952) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)





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This rousing romantic musical pays homage composer John Philip Sousa while presenting (highly fictionalized) highlights from his life and from the life of his handsome young protege. The film is also known as Marching Along.


Clifton Webb
as John Philip Sousa
Finlay Currie
as Col. Randolph
Roy Roberts
as Maj. Houston
Tom Browne Henry
as David Blakely
Lester Matthews
as Mr. Pickering
Benay Venuta
as Mme. Bernsdorff-Mueller
Thomas Browne Henry
as David Blakely
Ernö Verebes
as Organ Grinder
Richard Garrick
as Secretary of the Navy
Romo Vincent
as Music Professor
Roy Gordon
as President Benjamin Harrison
Florence Shirley
as Navy Nurse
Delos Jewkes
as Bass Singer
Helen Van Tuyl
as Mrs. Harrison
Hellen Van Tuyl
as Mrs. Harrison
Walter Woolf King
as President's Aide
Roger Moore
as President's Aide
Lenee Martin
as Priscilla
Nicholas Koster
as Sousa Jr.
William Vedder
as Prof. Estaban
Olan Soule
as Glove Salesman
Aileen Carlyle
as Mme. Liebling
Paul Maxey
as Mr. McCaull
Frank Ferguson
as Mr. Wells (scenes deleted)
Jack Rice
as Mr. Jones (scenes deleted)
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Critic Reviews for Stars and Stripes Forever

All Critics (4)

An overlong plot thread involving Young Love (Debra Paget and Robert Wagner) doesn't interfere unduly with the rousing band-tunes that make the picture a lot of fun to see and hear.

October 7, 2019 | Full Review…

Like The Music Man, Stars and Stripes Forever captures the turn of the century with loving accuracy, and that's part of the film's charm.

December 29, 2011 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

This is the kind of film that my father-in-law, who loves movies of the 50s and musical tributes, would love.

December 20, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Great Sousa marches, credible acting by Clifton Webb make this a must see.

March 8, 2008 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for Stars and Stripes Forever

Clifton Webb and Ruth Hussey work well together and make an endearing couple. Debra Paget is incredibly beautiful, Robert Wagner extremely handsome but the story is pure hollywood pap. However the music is rousing and wonderful and the production levels high. A most enjoyable entertainment.

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jay nixon

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