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The Resource Salt of the earth, Independent Productions Corporation ; International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers present ; directed by Herbert Biberman ; produced by Paul Jarrico ; written by Michael Wilson

Salt of the earth, Independent Productions Corporation ; International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers present ; directed by Herbert Biberman ; produced by Paul Jarrico ; written by Michael Wilson

Label
Salt of the earth
Title
Salt of the earth
Statement of responsibility
Independent Productions Corporation ; International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers present ; directed by Herbert Biberman ; produced by Paul Jarrico ; written by Michael Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Actor
Screenwriter
Composer
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A semidocumentary of the year-long struggle by Chicano zinc miners in New Mexico striking against unsafe working conditions. When an injunction is issued against the workers from picketing, the wives take up battle with a fury, leaving the husbands to care for home and children. They finally overcome the forces of the mine owner and the law that backs them up
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.
  • National Film Registry, 1992.
Cataloging source
NPC
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Salt of the earth (Motion picture)
Credits note
Camera, Leonard Stark, Stanley Meredith; music, Sol Kaplan; editors, Ed Speigel, Joan Laird
Date time place
Filmed in New Mexico in 1953
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
PerformerNote
Rosaura Revueltas, Juan Chacón, Will Geer, David Wolfe, David Sarvis, Mervin Williams
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1914-1978
  • 1919-1985
  • 1915-1994
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wilson, Michael
  • Jarrico, Paul
  • Biberman, H. J.
  • Kaplan, Sol
  • Revueltas, Rosaura
  • Chacón, Juan
  • Geer, Will
  • Wolfe, David
  • Sarvis, David
  • Williams, Mervin
  • Independent Productions Corporation
  • International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers
  • Pioneer Entertainment (USA)
  • Organa (Firm)
  • Play on Productions (Firm)
Runtime
94
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • Miners
  • Mexican Americans
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
  • United States
  • Blacklisting of entertainers
  • Mexican Americans
  • Miners
  • Strikes and lockouts
  • New Mexico
Technique
live action
Label
Salt of the earth, Independent Productions Corporation ; International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers present ; directed by Herbert Biberman ; produced by Paul Jarrico ; written by Michael Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1953
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Filmmakers (the blacklisted filmmakers of Salt of the Earth); Cast (the stars and their stories); Theatrical trailer; Production timeline (a chronicle of the troubled shoot, production and distribution of the only U.S. blacklisted film); Editing notes (notes from producer Paul Jarrico to editor Ed Spiegel); Shooting schedule; "The Hollywood ten" (about blacklisted writers and directors who defied the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947 and were imprisoned for contempt of Congress); The Hollywood blacklist (the "blacklist" barred some 214 filmmakers and craftsmen from working in the motion picture industry); The Empire Zinc strike (Salt of the Earth is based on the controversial walkout at the Empire Zinc Company in New Mexico); Photo gallery; DVD credits
Control code
42084031
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (94 min.)
Isbn
9780970703972
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 013023002593
  • 9780970703972
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
DVD1005
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)42084031
System details
DVD, NTSC, Dolby digital sound
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Salt of the earth, Independent Productions Corporation ; International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers present ; directed by Herbert Biberman ; produced by Paul Jarrico ; written by Michael Wilson
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1953
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Special features: Filmmakers (the blacklisted filmmakers of Salt of the Earth); Cast (the stars and their stories); Theatrical trailer; Production timeline (a chronicle of the troubled shoot, production and distribution of the only U.S. blacklisted film); Editing notes (notes from producer Paul Jarrico to editor Ed Spiegel); Shooting schedule; "The Hollywood ten" (about blacklisted writers and directors who defied the House Committee on Un-American Activities in 1947 and were imprisoned for contempt of Congress); The Hollywood blacklist (the "blacklist" barred some 214 filmmakers and craftsmen from working in the motion picture industry); The Empire Zinc strike (Salt of the Earth is based on the controversial walkout at the Empire Zinc Company in New Mexico); Photo gallery; DVD credits
Control code
42084031
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (94 min.)
Isbn
9780970703972
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 013023002593
  • 9780970703972
Other physical details
sound, black and white
Publisher number
DVD1005
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)42084031
System details
DVD, NTSC, Dolby digital sound
Video recording format
DVD

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