Stars and Stripes Forever (1952)
Movie: Stars and Stripes Forever
- Director: Henry Koster
- Stars: Aileen Carlyle, Aladdin, Benay Venuta, Bill Walker, Blue Washington, Clifton Webb, Colin Kenny, Debra Paget, Delos Jewkes, Ern Verebes, Finlay Currie, Florence Shirley, Frank Ferguson, George Chakiris, Grazia Narciso, Gregg Martell, Heinie Conklin, Helen Van Tuyl, Jack Mather, Jack Pennick, Jack Rice, John Baer, John Close, Leo Sulky, Lester Matthews, Maude Wallace, Maudie Prickett, Max Showalter, Norman Leavitt, Olan Soule, Paul Kruger, Paul Maxey, Ralph Brooks, Ray Montgomery, Richard Garrick, Robert Foulk, Robert Wagner, Roger Moore, Romo Vincent, Roy Gordon, Roy Roberts, Ruth Clifford, Ruth Hussey, Si Jenks, Thomas Browne Henry, Thomas E Jackson, Tito Vuolo, Walter Woolf King, William Vedder, Wilson Wood
- Release Date: December 22, 1952
- Run Time: 90 mins
- Genre: Biography, Comedy, Music
In the 1890s, Sgt. Major John Philip Sousa, leader of the Marine Corps Band, meets Private Willie Little, inventor of an instrument he calls the Sousaphone…and Little’s girlfriend, shapely showgirl Lily. To support his growing family, Sousa leaves the Marines and forms his own band; Willie and Lily go along. Though he’d rather write ballads, Sousa’s marches bring him increasing fame; from their debut in 1892 the band is a great success. But Sousa’s ‘no wives’ rule threatens the romance of Willie and Lily…as does the Spanish-American War.