Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses. In the end, the greatest victory for the workers and their families is the realization that prejudice and poor treatment are conditions that are not always imposed by outside forces.
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Banned! The film the US government didn't want you to see!
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This movie was the only blacklisted film ever in American film history. It was blacklisted during the 1950s during the height of the Cold War scare. See more
CC on the TCM broadcast misidentifies a music snippet as "When Johnny Comes Marching Home," but it is actually "John Brown's Body" [aka "Battle Hymn of the Republic"]. See more
Ramon, I don't like to bother you, but the store, they say, uh, we will not make another payment on the radio this month, they'll come and take it away... We're only one payment behind... I argued with her. It isn't right.
It isn't right, she says. Was it right that we bought this... this instrument? But you *had* to have it, didn't you. It was *nice* to listen to.
I listen to it... every night... when you are out at the beer parlor.
'No money down'. 'Easy term payments'. I tell you something -...
The final credits are divided into "the professional cast" and "the non-professional cast." See more
We Shall Not be Moved
Sung by the women on the picket line See more