RED SALUTE is an anti-Communist picture that was so notorious it occasioned a riot by leftist students when it opened at New York's Rivoli Theatre. More than 150 students demonstrated and many were arrested. Constance Cummings was to have played the Stanwyck role but was replaced just
before shooting this attempt at another version of IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT. Stanwyck, in an unaccustomed part as a happy college girl, is the offspring of patriot Pratt, a general in the US Army. She gets romantically involved with Albright, another young student who has been seduced by Communist
propaganda. Pratt wants to put an end to their affair, so he sends Stanwyck down to Mexico ...