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History of the World: Part I

Comedy
star 6.8
| 508 Votes
date_range 1981-06-12 access_time 92 min

Plot

An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.

Trailer 1

Cast

Moses/Comicus/Torquemada/Jacques/King Louis XVI
Mel Brooks
Emperor Nero
Dom DeLuise
Empress Nympho
Madeline Kahn
Count de Monet
Harvey Korman
Madame Defarge
Cloris Leachman
Swiftus
Ron Carey
Josephus
Gregory Hines
Mademoiselle Rimbaud
Pamela Stephenson
Marcus Vindictus
Shecky Greene
Chief Caveman
Sid Caesar
Miriam
Mary-Margaret Humes
Narrator
Orson Welles
Prehistoric Man / Captain Mucus - The Roman Empire
Rudy De Luca
Prehistoric Woman
Leigh French
Prehistoric Man
Richard Karron
Prehistoric Man
Susette Carroll
Prehistoric Man
Sammy Shore
Prehistoric Man
J.J. Barry
Prehistoric Man / Disciple - The Roman Empire
Earl Finn
Prehistoric Man
Suzanne Kent
Prehistoric Man
Michael Champion
Court Spokesman - The Roman Empire
Howard Morris
Soothsayer - The Roman Empire
Charlie Callas
Competence - The Roman Empire
Dena Dietrich
Roman Officer - The Roman Empire
Paul Mazursky
Stoned Soldier #2 - The Roman Empire
Jack Riley
Leonardo DaVinci - The Roman Empire
Art Metrano
Caladonia - The Roman Empire
Diane Day
Chemist - The Roman Empire
Henny Youngman
Lt. Bob - The Roman Empire
Hunter von Leer
Maitre 'D - The Roman Empire
Fritz Feld
Entrepreneur - The Roman Empire
Hugh Hefner
Plumbing Salesman - The Roman Empire
Pat McCormick
Column Salesman - The Roman Empire
Barry Levinson
Small Liar - The Roman Empire
Johnny Silver
Jesus - The Roman Empire
John Hurt
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire (as Jeana Tomasino)
Jeana Keough
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire
Heidi Sorenson
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire
Lori Sutton
Jew #1 - The Spanish Inquisition
Jackie Mason
Chief Monk - The Spanish Inquisition
Phil Leeds
Rat Vendor - The French Revolution
Jack Carter
Monsieur Rimbaud - The French Revolution
Spike Milligan
Rich Man - The French Revolution
John Hillerman
Applecore Vendor - The French Revolution (as Sidney Lassick)
Sydney Lassick
Queen - The French Revolution
Fiona Richmond
Citizen Official - The French Revolution
Nigel Hawthorne
Dole office clerk (uncredited)
Bea Arthur
French Girl (uncredited)
Cleo Rocos
Stoned Soldier #1 - The Roman Empire
Ron Clark

Facts

Release date
1981-06-12
Status
Released
Runtime
1 Hours 32 Minutes
Budget
$11.000.000
Revenue
$31.672.907
Screenplay
Mel Brooks
Director
Mel Brooks
Production companies
Brooksfilms, 20th Century Fox
Genres
Comedy
Homepage
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