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Eager to impress his boss, musician Private Willie Little (Robert Wagner) presents Marine Corps Band composer John Philip Sousa (Clifton Webb) with a rejiggered instrument he's dubbed the "sousaphone." When the composer exits the Corps, Little joins Sousa's new band. Sousa wants to play more than just his famed marches, and Little is preoccupied by his performer girlfriend, but when the Spanish-American War starts, both men concentrate on giving all they can to the war effort.

Cast & Crew

Clifton Webb
John Philip Sousa
Debra Paget
Lily Becker
Robert Wagner
Willie Little
Ruth Hussey
Jennie Sousa
Finlay Currie
Col. Randolph
Benay Venuta
Madame Bernsdorff-Mueller
Roy Roberts
Maj. George Porter Houston
Tom Browne Henry
David Blakely
Lester Matthews
Mr. Pickering
Lamar Trotti
Screenwriter
Alfred Newman
Original Music
Charles G. Clarke
Cinematographer
Lyle R. Wheeler
Art Director
Thomas Little
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Critic Reviews for Stars and Stripes Forever

All Critics (4) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (1)

  • 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

  • Apr 08, 2007
    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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