Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: April 28, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1953
  • Label: Film Detective
  • Encoding: Region [unknown]

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 997
Salt of the Earth is a good, highly dramatic and emotion-charged piece of work that tells its story straight. It is, however, a propaganda picture which belongs in union halls rather than theatres. Full Review
Variety
Oct 16, 2007
This is pretty amazing. Full Review
Time Out
Jun 24, 2006
Despite its formal esthetics and narrative didacticism... the movie has a a true force extolled by the austerity derived from the scarce technical equipment. [Full Review in Spanish] Full Review
El Pais (Spain)
Aug 6, 2019
Rating: B -- One of the most daring "social problem" works in American film history, this movie, created by blacklisted artists, also shows the limitations of making a working-class film within the context of American culture. Full Review
EmanuelLevy.Com
Nov 26, 2006
Rating: 5/5 -- Unavoidable classic on a 1950 mine strike, made by McCarthy era blacklisted filmmakers.
FilmFestivals.com
Apr 23, 2003
More than a typical Miramax/Tarantino extravaganza, it's films like this that establish the historical precedent and importance of truly independent American filmmaking. Full Review
Filmjourney
Dec 2, 2004
Rating: B -- Kudos are in order for this extraordinary film for all it has to say that rings true about workers' rights, racism, and feminism. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Jul 25, 2005

Product Description:

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.

Plot Synopsis:

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.

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Production Notes:

  • SALT OF THE EARTH was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1992.
  • The film was sponsored by the International Union of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers.
  • When SALT OF THE EARTH was first released, it was considered to be a propaganda film in favor of communism. Some of its makers faced a McCarthy-era Congress, and its director served time in jail.
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  • UPC: 818522011981
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