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Salute (1929)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, Sport | 1 September 1929 (USA)
West Point Cadet John and Annapolis Midshipman Frank focus their fraternal rivalry on the big Army-Navy football game.

Directors:

David Butler (uncredited), John Ford (uncredited)

Writers:

Tristram Tupper (story), John Stone (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George O'Brien ... Cadet John Randall
Helen Chandler ... Nancy Wayne
William Janney ... Midshipman Paul Randall
Stepin Fetchit ... Smoke Screen
Frank Albertson ... Midshipman Albert Edward Price
Joyce Compton ... Marian Wilson
David Butler ... Navy Coach
Lumsden Hare ... Rear Admiral John Randall
Clifford Dempsey Clifford Dempsey ... Major General Somers
Ward Bond ... Midshipman Harold
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Storyline

John Randall is an Army cadet at West Point. His younger brother Paul is a midshipman at the Naval Academy. John contrives to help Paul's timid romantic interest in Nancy Wayne by pretending to be interested in her himself. Paul, however, takes offense, and determines to beat his brother in the Army-Navy football game on purely personal grounds. Meanwhile, Paul and fellow midshipman Albert Price are hazed and tormented by upperclassmen. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Taglines:

ALL-TALKING Army-Navy Game of Love (Print Ad- Milwaukee Sentinel, ((Milwaukee, Wisc.)) 29 September 1929) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El triunfo de la audacia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

John Wayne was responsible for assembling a group of USC football players for the cast, one of which was Ward Bond. The director was furious at Bond for constantly ordering steak and drinks from hotel room service and fired him. Wayne stood up to the director and forced him to keep Bond on, and a lifetime friendship was born. See more »

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Dixie's Land
(1860) (uncredited)
Written by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Played by the Navy Band
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The Army/Navy Game
5 February 2012 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Salute is an early talkie directed by John Ford and it will never rank in anybody's list of great John Ford films. He honed this particular genre of military academy films down to a science in much better films like The Long Grey Line and Wings Of Eagles.

George O'Brien and William Janney are brothers raised by different grandfathers, O'Brien by a general and Janney by an Admiral and they both go to the service academies of each. O'Brien being older got to West Point before Janney arrived at Annapolis.

Janney is always playing second fiddle to O'Brien and when O'Brien puts some moves on Helen Chandler who Janney has flipped over, that makes the Army/Navy game a bit more personal than usual.

John Wayne and Ward Bond are a pair of upper classmen in Annapolis who take Janney over the coals. Best performance in the film is from Frank Albertson as Janney's smart mouth roommate.

It was interesting to see both Wayne and Bond before either of them was any kind of a name. The integration of newsreel footage of the Army/Navy game was well done by Ford, very similar to how he used newsreel film from Ireland in The Plough And The Stars. But Salute is a film for John Wayne or John Ford completists.


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