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Salt Of The Earth (1953) 1951 Empire Zinc Mine Strike DVD, MP4, USB

Salt Of The Earth (1953) 1951 Empire Zinc Mine Strike DVD, MP4, USB
Salt Of The Earth (1953) 1951 Empire Zinc Mine Strike DVD, MP4, USB
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The Only American Film Blacklisted In U. S. History! The Story Of The 1951 Empire Zinc Mine Strike Brought To Film By Members Of The Blacklisted “Hollywood Ten”, Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS As An Archival Quality All Regions Format DVD, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! (1953, Black/White, 1 Hour 34 Minutes.)


A film that makes the short list as one of the best films ever made by a number of accounts was ironically blacklisted in the United States of America. When members of "The Hollywood Ten", high profile Hollywood movie industry professionals who were blacklisted from working in film after refusing to testify against colleagues before the House Un-American Activities Commission, tried to continue in their profession, they found it necessary to adopt unconventional means and methods to do so. A number of them banded together and embarked immediately upon making this film, a historical drama based on the 1951 Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico by Mexican-American workers who wanted the same rights and pay as white workers. To do this, the filmmakers relied upon funding by the International Union Of Mine, Mill and Smelter Workers, and unlike most other blacklist-employed films, real rather than assumed names were used.

Herbert J. Biberman

Michael Wilson

Paul Jarrico (Producer), Jules Schwerin (Associate Producer)

Sol Kaplan

Stanley Meredith, Leonard Stark

Will Geer ... Sheriff
David Wolfe ... Barton
Mervin Williams ... Hartwell
David Sarvis ... Alexander Rosaura Revueltas ... Esperanza Quintero
E.A. Rockwell ... Vance
William Rockwell ... Kimbrough
Juan Chacón ... Ramon Quintero (as Juan Chacon)
Henrietta Williams ... Teresa Vidal
Ángela Sánchez ... Consuelo Ruiz (as Angela Sanchez)
Clorinda Alderette ... Luz Morales
Virginia Jencks ... Ruth Barnes
Clinton Jencks ... Frank Barnes
Joe T. Morales ... Sal Ruiz
Ernesto Velázquez ... Charley Vidal (as Ernest Velasquez)
Charles Coleman ... Antonio Morales
Víctor Torres ... Sebasatian Prieto
Frank Talevera ... Luis Quintero
Mary Lou Castillo ... Estella Quintero
Floyd Bostick ... Jenkins
E.S. Conerly ... Kalinsky
Adolfo Barela ... Miner
Albert Munoz ... Miner

The Empire Zinc Strike, also known as the Salt Of The Earth Strike (October 17, 1950 - January 21, 1952) was a 15-month-long miners' strike in Grant County, New Mexico against the Empire Zinc Company for its discriminatory pay. The strike drew national attention, and after it was settled in 1952, the 1954 American drama film Salt Of The Earth was released, written by Michael Wilson, directed by Herbert J. Biberman, and produced by Paul Jarrico, all of whom had been blacklisted by the Hollywood establishment due to their alleged involvement in communist politics. The film is one of the first pictures to advance the feminist social and political point of view. Its plot centers on a long and difficult strike, based on the 1951 Empire Zinc Strike at the Empire Zinc Company in Grant County, New Mexico. In the film, the company is identified as "Delaware Zinc", and the setting is "Zinctown, New Mexico". The film shows how the miners, the company, and the police reacted during the strike. In neorealist style, the producers and director used actual miners and their families as actors in the film. In 1992, the film was added to the National Film Registry.