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Red Salute (1935)

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The rebellious daughter of an army general gets involved with a Communist agitator, mainly to annoy her father. He arranges to have her kidnapped and taken to Mexico--hoping that she will ... See full summary »

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Drue Van Allen
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Jeff
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Leonard Arner
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P.J. Rooney
Ruth Donnelly ...
Mrs. Edith Rooney
Gordon Jones ...
Michael (Lefty) Jones
Paul Stanton ...
Louis Martin
Purnell Pratt ...
Gen. Van Allen
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Aunt Betty
Arthur Vinton ...
Joe Beal
Edward McWade ...
Baldy
Henry Kolker ...
Dean
Allan Cavan ...
Army Officer
Ferdinand Gottschalk ...
League Speaker
Selmer Jackson ...
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The rebellious daughter of an army general gets involved with a Communist agitator, mainly to annoy her father. He arranges to have her kidnapped and taken to Mexico--hoping that she will forget her "Red" boyfriend--by a young, handsome soldier named Jeff who, while somewhat of a goof-up, the general believes is still better for her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Drama | Comedy | Romance

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12 September 1935 (USA)  »

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Arms and the Girl  »

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When this film premiered at the Rivoli Theater in New York in 1935, the leftist, anti-war National Students League stood outside leading a boycott. Inside the theater, there were fist fights between students and angry anti-communists, resulting in the arrest of 18 people. See more »

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I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now
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Music by Joseph E. Howard and Harold Orlob
Lyrics by William M. Hough and Frank R. Adams
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Spoiled general's daughter spurns leftist politics for humble dogface.

Barbara Stanwyck portrays Drue van Allen, the spoiled college brat daughter of General van Allen. Drue dabbles in leftist politics, sponsoring the commie lecturer, Arner (played by Hardie Albright), chiefly for the agitation value it has for her father. Robert Young plays Jeff, a red-blooded young American soldier who can't seem to stay out of the guard house. General van Allen (Purnell Pratt) encourages Jeff's interest in Drue despite his less than perfect military record in an effort to steer her clear of the foreign leftists under whose sway she has fallen. In a series of misadventures, Jeff goes AWOL and he and Drue wind up in Mexico via a stolen travel trailer. Romance ensues and Drue and Jeff put aside their political differences. They return to the USA, Jeff returns to duty, the commies are routed, and everybody lives happily ever after, at least until WWII.

In several ways this simple little film seems to presage "The Way We Were." It won't make anybody's all-time favorites list, but Stanwyck and Young go well together and are pleasant to watch.


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