...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him 27 years old

A haunting remembrance of Chicano family life in the 1950s

Twelve-year-old Mexican-American Marcos (Jose Alcala) recalls the hardships of the previous year, reflecting on the arduous trek his migrant-worker family made from Texas to the Midwest during harvest season. Along the way, Marcos learns plenty about the harsh realities of bigotry and the power of family in America of the 1950s. The coming-of-age Chicano drama is based on Tomas Rivera's semiautobiographical 1971 novella.

Credits

...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him Cast

Name Character
Lupe Ontiveros She was 52, 69 years old when she died as Doña Rosa
Sal Lopez He was 40, now 68 years old as El Mohado
Marco Rodríguez He was 41, now 69 years old as Joaquin
Art Bonilla as Lalo
Sam Vlahos He was 59, 76 years old when he died as Don Cleto
Evelyn Guerrero She was 46, now 73 years old as Lupita
Rose Portillo She was 41, now 69 years old as Florentina
Daniel Valdez He was 46, now 73 years old as Bartolo

...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him Crew

Name Department
Armin Ganz as Production Design. He was 47 (47) years old when He died Art
Kirk M. Petruccelli as Art Direction. He was 32 (now 59) years old Art
Bob Morones as Casting. Production
Bob Morones as Associate Producer. Production
Russell J. Smith as Art Direction. He was 23 (now 50) years old Art
Virgil L. Harper as Director of Photography. Camera
Lindsay Law as Executive Producer. Production
Peter Stolz as Art Direction. Art
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...And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (27 years)

A haunting remembrance of Chicano family life in the 1950s

  • Release day: Friday, May 05, 1995
  • Runtime: 99 minutes