|Salt of the Earth 1954 N/R, 94 min.|
Director: Herbert J. Biberman
Cast: Rosaura Revueltas, Will Geer, David Wolfe, Mervin Williams, David Sarvis, Juan Chacon, Henrietta Williams, Ernesto Velazquez, Angela Sanchez, Charles Coleman, E.A. Rockwell, William Rockwell, Clorinda Alderette, Virginia Jencks, Clinton Jencks
Although branded as "Communist propaganda" when it was first released in the U.S., this film was acclaimed in Europe. In fact, director Biberman had served five months in prison for not cooperating with the House Un-American Activities Committee and wanted to give work to those blacklisted by the entertainment industry. The story revolves around a strike against a New Mexico zinc mine. When the strikers are forced to leave the picket line, their wives take up the cause–standing up not only to mine officials but to their husbands as well.
|The Torch 1950 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Drama / Comedy / Action / Adventure / Romance
Director: Emilio Fernandez
Cast: Paulette Goddard, Pedro Armendariz, Gilbert Roland, Walter Reed, Jose Torvay, Julio Villarreal, Carlos Muzquiz, Margarito Luna, Pascual Garcia Pena, Antonia Daneem, Jorge Trevino, Rosaura Revueltas, Eduardo Arozamena, Guillermo Calles
After taking over a small town in Mexico, General Jose Juan Reyes (Pedro Armendariz) falls in love with one of the town's beautiful residents, Maria Dolores Penafiel (Paulette Goddard) whose father Don Carlos (Julio Villarreal) is one of the town's wealthy men. At first, Maria hates Jose and slaps him in the face. This act–and others–only serve to encourage Jose, and he sets out to win Maria's love.
|1. Salt of the Earth (1954)|
2. The Torch (1950)
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