Salt of the Earth

General Information

Biberman, Herbert J., director.
United States, 1954.
Physical Description
DVD-ROM (94 min.)


Directed in 1953 by the infamous "Hollywood Ten," Herbert J. Biberman, Salt of the Earth was a collaborative effort by some of the most notable and talented blacklisted filmmakers, including Michael Wilson (Lawrence of Arabia, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and A Place in the Sun), Will Geer (In Cold Blood) and Paul Jarrico (Tom, Dick and Harry).Despite severe pressure from the U.S. government and such powerful figures as RKO studio chief Howard Hughes, this award-winning team created one of the most compelling family dramas and heart-rending romances of the 1950s.A powerful and emotionally-charged film, it is based on the 1950s strike by zinc miners in New Mexico.Salt of the Earth explores the complex issues of labor relations, minority rights and the struggle of women to achieve equality and dignity in their daily lives.


Fiction films

Bibliographic Information


Item Type Current Location Collection Call Number Volume Info Shelving Location Public Note
DVD-ROMOSA Film LibraryOSA Film LibraryFL Record 1322---