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Salt of the Earth (1954) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by Herbert J. Biberman and produced by Paul Jarrico.

Salt of the Earth was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1992.

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Salt of the Earth (1954)

By Beatrice on Jan 8, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Salt of the Earth Directed by Herbert J. Biberman Written by Michael Wilson 1954/USA Independent Production Company/Intl Union of Mine, Mill & Smelter Workers Repeat viewing?/Amazon Instant #293 of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die This blacklisted movie is far ahead of its time in t... Read full article

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Because blacklisted people were among those who made the movie, the production was fraught with outside interference. The entire cast and crew were met by a citizens' committee in Central, New Mexico, where they had planned to film, and were ordered to leave town. The following day they moved the production to Silver City, NM, and were warned to "get out of town... or go out in black boxes."
Not shown in American theaters until 1965.
This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1992.
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National Film Registry

Salt of the Earth

Released 1954
Inducted 1992

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Also directed by Herbert J. Biberman

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Also released in 1954

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