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Salt of the Earth


Though it cannot help but lapse into dogma and didactics at times, Salt of the Earth is a powerful, persuasive labor-management drama. With the exception of five actors (including future [[Feature~V175464~Waltons~thewaltons[tvseries]]] star [[Performer~P229513~Will Geer~willgeer]]), the cast is comprised of non-professionals, mostly participants of the real-life strike action upon which the film is based. Set in a New Mexico mining town, the film concerns the measures taken by the largely Hispanic union...more