Drama / Sports
Directed by John Ford
George O'Brien as Cadet John Randall
Helen Chandler as Nancy Wayne
William Janney as Midshipman Paul Randall
Stepin Fetchit as Smoke Screen
Frank Albertson as Midshipman Albert Edward Price
Ward Bond as Midshipman Harold
John Wayne as Midshipman Bill
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.
Two boys live out their parts in a rivalry that is greater than the both of them. Cadet John Randal is a ball player for West Point, and his brother is Midshipman Paul Randall, who plays ball for West Point's biggest rival, Annapolis. To complicate matters, their grandfathers are Major General Somers of West Point and Rear Admiral Randall of Annapolis, who are the embodiment of the rivalry. Oh, did we mention they are also vying for the affection of the same woman, Nancy Wayne?
Salute was partially filmed on location at Annapolis Naval Academy.
John Wayne has a small and uncredited part as a Midshipman who hazes Paul Randall.