Salt of the Earth Excerpt (1954)

Excerpt from the controversial 1954 film, Salt of the Earth.

In New Mexico, Mexican zinc miners, fed up with the life-threatening conditions under which they work, organize a walk-out. The racist management of the company tries to end the strike, with a variety of extremely violent and cruel tactics.

A controversial drama about the struggles of striking mineworkers in a small New Mexico town whose views are socialistic and surprisingly feminist. Many of the actors and the film's director were blacklisted after its release.

Duration
9 min 26 sec

Views
8,249

Posted On
October 24, 2010
Director
Herbert J. Biberman

Writer
Michael Wilson

Studio
Independent

Release
March 14, 1954
Cast
Rosaura Revueltas
Will Geer
David Wolfe
Mervin Williams
David Sarvis
Trailer Tracks
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