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Salt of the Earth (1954)

1954-03-14 (US) DramaHistory 1h 34m
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At New Mexico's Empire Zinc mine, Mexican-American workers protest the unsafe work conditions and unequal wages compared to their Anglo counterparts. Ramon Quintero helps organize the strike, but he is shown to be a hypocrite by treating his pregnant wife, Esperanza, with a similar unfairness. When an injunction stops the men from protesting, however, the gender roles are reversed, and women find themselves on the picket lines while the men stay at home.

  1. Herbert J. Biberman


  2. Michael Wilson


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  1. Rosaura Revueltas

    Rosaura Revueltas

    Esperanza Quintero

  2. Juan Chacón

    Juan Chacón

    Ramon Quintero

  3. Will Geer

    Will Geer


  4. David Bauer

    David Bauer


  5. Mervin Williams


  6. David Sarvis


  7. Clinton Jencks

    Frank Barnes

  8. Virginia Jencks

    Ruth Barnes

  9. Henrietta Williams

    Teresa Vidal

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Salt of the Earth
Salt of the Earth

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Original Language English

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