Stars and Stripes Forever (Marching Along)
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Stars and Stripes Forever (Marching Along)
Stars and Stripes Forever is the highly fanciful filmed biography of "march king" John Philip Sousa. Clifton Webb does a fine job as Sousa, while Ruth Hussey is equally good in the less-demanding role of Sousa's wife. The problem faced by screenwriter Lamar Trotti (who adapted the film from Sousa's autobiography Marching Along) was that, outside of Sousa's early travails in organizing his own band after leaving the Marine Corps, there just wasn't much drama in the great composer's life. Thus, a secondary (and wholly fictional) romance involving young musician… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"This is the kind of film that my father-in-law, who loves movies of the 50s and musical tributes, would love."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Great Sousa marches, credible acting by Clifton Webb make this a must see."
‑ Steve Crum,
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