Monday, January 9, 2012

Stars and Stripes Forever Review

My family and I were very excited to receive a review copy of John Philip Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever which has recently been released to DVD and Blu-ray for the first time from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment!  When I hear the song "Stars and Stripes Forever" I feel so patriotic for our great country!  This movie was made back in the 1950s and neither my husband or I has ever seen it until now.  It is such an inspirational story of John Philip Sousa, the songwriter of the amazing song we listen to every 4th of July!  You will love this patriotic story too!  Pick up your copy of John Philip Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever today!  We will be making this movie a 4th of July tradition at our house!

Summary: Based on the life of talented 19th century composer John Phillip Sousa, STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER is a good-hearted musical filled with show-stopping numbers. The film was highly acclaimed, receiving three Grammy Award nominations in 1953 including Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy. Experience the romance and joy on Blu-ray for the first time December 13th, from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER is a 1952 film biography of composer John Philip Sousa. Clifton Webb stars as Sgt. Major John Philip Sousa, who while the leader of the Marine Corps Band in 1890’s, meets Private Willie Little (Robert Wagner), inventor of an instrument he calls the Sousaphone...and Little's girlfriend, shapely showgirl Lily (Debra Paget). The film follows Sousa after he leaves the Marines and forms his own band accompanied by Willie and Lily. Though he'd rather write ballads, Sousa's marches bring him increasing fame and from their debut in 1892 the band is a great success. But Sousa's 'no wives' rule threatens the romance of Willie and does the Spanish-American War.


You can purchase Stars and Stripes Forever on Amazon for only $20.99!

Disclosure: I received the products mentioned above for this review. No monetary compensation was received by me. This is my completely honest opinion above and may differ from yours.

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