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The Resource Salt of the earth, Independent Productions Corporation ; International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers ; director, Herbert Biberman ; producer, Paul Jarrico ; writer, Michael Wilson, (videorecording)

Salt of the earth, Independent Productions Corporation ; International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers ; director, Herbert Biberman ; producer, Paul Jarrico ; writer, Michael Wilson, (videorecording)

Label
Salt of the earth
Title
Salt of the earth
Statement of responsibility
Independent Productions Corporation ; International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers ; director, Herbert Biberman ; producer, Paul Jarrico ; writer, Michael Wilson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Salt of the earth depicts the attempt of a New Mexican mining company to break a union strike of underprivileged Mexican American workers who endeavor to prevent their wives from participation on an equal basis in the strike
Related
Awards note
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Best Actress, Rosaura Revueltas, and Crystal Globe Award for Best Picture, 1954; Académie du Cinéma de Paris, International Grand Prize, 1955.
Cataloging source
WJT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Camera, Leonard Stark, Stanley Meredith; music, Sol Kaplan; editors, Ed Speigel, Joan Laird
PerformerNote
Rosaura Revueltas, Juan Chacón, Will Geer
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  • 1914-1978
  • 1917-1999
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  • Biberman, H. J.
  • Jarrico, Paul
  • Wilson, Michael
  • Revueltas, Rosaura
  • Chacón, Juan
  • Geer, Will
  • James, Emily
  • Henry, Jerry
  • Berry, John
  • Independent Productions Corporation
  • International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers
  • Act Now Productions (Firm)
  • Ironweed Film Club (Firm)
Runtime
94
Series statement
Ironweed film club
Series volume
no. 4
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  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Miners
  • Mexican Americans
  • Women labor union members
  • Mexican American women
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
  • United States
  • Trade regulation
  • Discrimination
  • Racially mixed people
  • Feature films
  • Short films
Technique
live action
Label
Salt of the earth, Independent Productions Corporation ; International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers ; director, Herbert Biberman ; producer, Paul Jarrico ; writer, Michael Wilson, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1954
  • Special features: three short films: Hollywood ten by John Berry, a 1950 documentary which provides a closer look at the ten blacklisted film writers and directors who defied the U.S. government by refusing to testify during the House anti-Communist hearings (15 min.), Luckiest nut in the world by Emily James, a lesson about the nutty economics of free trade (8 min.) and Something other than other by Jerry A. Henry, in which Henry and his wife discuss discrimination and their dreams for their newborn multiracial son (9 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Salt of the earth
  • (94 min.)
  • Hollywood ten
  • (15 min.)
  • Luckiest nut in the world
  • (8 min.)
  • Something other than other
  • (9 min.)
Control code
86079750
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (94 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
782410090498
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC; full screen; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Salt of the earth, Independent Productions Corporation ; International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers ; director, Herbert Biberman ; producer, Paul Jarrico ; writer, Michael Wilson, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1954
  • Special features: three short films: Hollywood ten by John Berry, a 1950 documentary which provides a closer look at the ten blacklisted film writers and directors who defied the U.S. government by refusing to testify during the House anti-Communist hearings (15 min.), Luckiest nut in the world by Emily James, a lesson about the nutty economics of free trade (8 min.) and Something other than other by Jerry A. Henry, in which Henry and his wife discuss discrimination and their dreams for their newborn multiracial son (9 min.)
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Contents
  • Salt of the earth
  • (94 min.)
  • Hollywood ten
  • (15 min.)
  • Luckiest nut in the world
  • (8 min.)
  • Something other than other
  • (9 min.)
Control code
86079750
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (94 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
782410090498
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, NTSC; full screen; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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