Stars and Stripes Forever1952

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Stars and Stripes Forever
Directed by:
Henry Koster

Directed by Henry Koster, and written by Ernest Vajda (story) and Lamar Trotti, "Stars and Stripes Forever" (also known as "Squilli di primavera") is a Biography/Musical film, released in the USA on December 22 of 1952 , starring Clifton Webb, Debra Paget, Robert Wagner, Ruth Hussey, Finlay Currie and Roy Roberts.

Who directed "Stars and Stripes Forever":

Stars and Stripes Forever was directed by Henry Koster, a German director, writer, and producer.

Before Stars and Stripes Forever, Henry Koster had directed O. Henry's Full House, released in 1952, Elopement (1951), Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951), Harvey (1950), My Blue Heaven (1950), and Wabash Avenue (1950). Since, he directed My Cousin Rachel, released in 1952, The Robe (1953), Desirée (1954), A Man Called Peter (1955), The Virgin Queen (1955), and Good Morning, Miss Dove (1955).

What was the release date of "Stars and Stripes Forever":

Stars and Stripes Forever was first released on Monday, December 22, 1952, in the United States. Also released on Monday, December 22, 1952 has been The Importance of Being Earnest (dir. Anthony Asquith). This was sixty-six (66) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, October 23, 1953 in Germany.

What is the casting of "Stars and Stripes Forever":

At the casting of Stars and Stripes Forever we find Clifton Webb, previously seen in Dreamboat (1952) and Elopement (1951); Debra Paget (Les Miserables (1952), Belles on Their Toes (1952)); Robert Wagner (What Price Glory (1952), With a Song in My Heart (1952)) [ more... ]

  • Robert Wagner and Debra Paget can both be seen in Prince Valiant, released in 1954.
  • Robert Wagner and Clifton Webb can also be seen in Titanic, released in 1953.
  • Debra Paget and Robert Wagner can be seen in White Feather, released in 1955.

What is the Storyline of "Stars and Stripes Forever":

While loosely based on Sousa's autobiography Marching Along, the film takes considerable liberties and dramatic license, often expanding and extrapolating on themes and passages in the book.

In the 1890s, Sergeant Major John Philip Sousa, the director of the United States Marine Band, leaves the Marine Corps after his enlistment expires to form his own band because he is not paid enough to provide for his wife Jennie (Ruth Hussey) and their children. As a favor for his splendid service, he is [...]

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