Red Salute (1935) - Rotten Tomatoes

Red Salute (1935)





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Anti-Communist politics and screwball romance make strange bedfellows in this comic tale that plays like a cross between the previous year's It Happened One Night (1934) and a less-sober version of a later generation's The Way We Were (1973). Barbara Stanwyck stars as Drue Van Allen, a college student whose father (Purnell Pratt) is a general in the U.S. Army. Dad is less than enthused with Drue's new beau Arner (Hardie Albright) because the lad is a propaganda-spouting Communist. The general would rather see Drue with Jeff (Robert Young), a handsome, all-American soldier who, despite the senior officer's endorsement, has chronic run-ins with authority and is about to go AWOL. When Drue and Jeff end up in a stolen trailer bound for Mexico, they get to know each other better, and General Van Allen sees a prime opportunity to get his daughter away from the red menace for keeps. Red Salute (1935) has also been exhibited under the titles Runaway Daughter and Her Enlisted Man.


Barbara Stanwyck
as Drue Van Allen
Ruth Donnelly
as Mrs. Edith Rooney
Hardie Albright
as Leonard Arner
Paul Stanton
as Louis Martin
Purnell Pratt
as Maj. Gen. Van Allen
Nella Walker
as Aunt Betty
Arthur Vinton
as Joe Beal
Henry Otho
as Border Patrolman
Ben Hall
as Student
Julian Rivero
as Pedro, Mexican telegrapher
Joe Domingues
as Rubio, Chauffeur
Chris-Pin Martin
as Men's Room Attendant
Edward Hearn
as Border Patrolman
Jack Cheatham
as Border Patrolman
Tom London
as Navy Officer
Garry Owen
as Gas Station Attendant
Harry Bowen
as Prisoner
Tom Dugan
as Prisoner
Lester Dorr
as League Speaker
Jack Mower
as Immigration Officer
Dave O'Brien
as Students at Rally
Allan Cavan
as Army Officer
Selmer Jackson
as Army Officer
David Newell
as Student
Ferdinand Gottschalk
as League Speaker
Joe Dominguez
as Rubio, Chauffeur
William Moore
as Student at Rally
Fred Kohler Jr.
as Student at Rally
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Critic Reviews for Red Salute

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Based upon the lie that leaders of radical student organizations are "paid foreign agitators," this is as clever a piece of reactionary propaganda as has come out of Hollywood.

May 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Red Salute


Barbara and Bob work well together and the film makes an small effort to say something but it ends up being too lightweight to make any real statement.

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