History of the World: Part I

History of the World: Part I (1981)

Ten million years in the making. The truth, the whole truth, and everything, but the truth!

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 1981-06-12
  • User Rating: 6.773/10 from 629 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 32min
  • Language: Français
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Mel Brooks
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An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.


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  • Mel Brooks

    as Moses/Comicus/Torquemada/Jacques/King Louis XVI
  • Dom DeLuise

    as Emperor Nero
  • Madeline Kahn

    as Empress Nympho
  • Harvey Korman

    as Count de Monet
  • Cloris Leachman

    as Madame Defarge
  • Ron Carey

    as Swiftus
  • Gregory Hines

    as Josephus
  • Pamela Stephenson

    as Mademoiselle Rimbaud
  • Shecky Greene

    as Marcus Vindictus
  • Sid Caesar

    as Chief Caveman
  • Mary-Margaret Humes

    as Miriam
  • Orson Welles

    as Narrator
  • Rudy De Luca

    as Prehistoric Man / Captain Mucus - The Roman Empire
  • Leigh French

    as Prehistoric Woman
  • Richard Karron

    as Prehistoric Man
  • Susette Carroll

    as Prehistoric Man
  • Sammy Shore

    as Prehistoric Man
  • J.J. Barry

    as Prehistoric Man
  • Earl Finn

    as Prehistoric Man / Disciple - The Roman Empire
  • Suzanne Kent

    as Prehistoric Man
  • Michael Champion

    as Prehistoric Man
  • Howard Morris

    as Court Spokesman - The Roman Empire
  • Charlie Callas

    as Soothsayer - The Roman Empire
  • Dena Dietrich

    as Competence - The Roman Empire
  • Paul Mazursky

    as Roman Officer - The Roman Empire
  • Jack Riley

    as Stoned Soldier #2 - The Roman Empire
  • Art Metrano

    as Leonardo DaVinci - The Roman Empire
  • Diane Day

    as Caladonia - The Roman Empire
  • Henny Youngman

    as Chemist - The Roman Empire
  • Hunter von Leer

    as Lt. Bob - The Roman Empire
  • Fritz Feld

    as Maitre 'D - The Roman Empire
  • Hugh Hefner

    as Entrepreneur - The Roman Empire
  • Pat McCormick

    as Plumbing Salesman - The Roman Empire
  • Barry Levinson

    as Column Salesman - The Roman Empire
  • Johnny Silver

    as Small Liar - The Roman Empire
  • John Hurt

    as Jesus - The Roman Empire
  • Jeana Keough

    as Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire (as Jeana Tomasino)
  • Heidi Sorenson

    as Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire
  • Lori Sutton

    as Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire
  • Jackie Mason

    as Jew #1 - The Spanish Inquisition
  • Phil Leeds

    as Chief Monk - The Spanish Inquisition
  • Jack Carter

    as Rat Vendor - The French Revolution
  • Spike Milligan

    as Monsieur Rimbaud - The French Revolution
  • John Hillerman

    as Rich Man - The French Revolution
  • Sydney Lassick

    as Applecore Vendor - The French Revolution (as Sidney Lassick)
  • Fiona Richmond

    as Queen - The French Revolution
  • Nigel Hawthorne

    as Citizen Official - The French Revolution
  • Bea Arthur

    as Dole office clerk (uncredited)
  • Cleo Rocos

    as French Girl (uncredited)
  • Ron Clark

    as Stoned Soldier #1 - The Roman Empire
  • Andréas Voutsinas

    as Bearnaise
  • Lisa Welch

    as Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire
Production Jane Feinberg Casting
Production Mike Fenton Casting
Sound John Morris Original Music Composer
Art Harold Michelson Production Design
Editing John C. Howard Editor
Writing Mel Brooks Screenplay
Directing Mel Brooks Director
Production Mel Brooks Producer
Production Stuart Cornfeld Producer
Camera Woody Omens Director of Photography
Production Joel Chernoff Producer
Production Alan Johnson Producer