Movie 'History of the World: Part I'

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

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

United States of America English

  • a.k.a. History of the World Part I
  • History of the World Part I (1981)

Germany German (Deutsch)

Mel Brooks - Die verrückte Geschichte der Welt
  • a.k.a. Mel Brooks' verrückte Geschichte der Welt theatrical title

Die Weltgeschichte als bunter Reigen von ihren Anfängen bis zur Zukunft, wobei konsequent mit bislang herrschenden falschen Vorstellungen aufgeräumt wird: zeitgenössische Kritik an Höhlenmalerei in der Steinzeit, Moses ungeschickter Umgang mit den Gebotstafeln, der erste Auftritt des Stand-up-Philosophen Comicus in Caesars Palast, die Wahrheit über das letzte Abendmahl, die spanische Inquisition als Musical-Nummer und obszöne Spielchen zur Zeit der Französischen Revolution.

France French (Français)

La Folle Histoire du monde
  • a.k.a. La folle histoire du Monde

Quatre épisodes de l'histoire, l'Age de Pierre, les Temps bibliques, l'Empire Romain et l'Inquisition Espagnole revus et corrigés en farces: les hommes des cavernes se donnent du bon temps, Moise perd un morceau des Commandements, Comicus rencontre Leonard de Vinci, les tortures du Grand Inquisiteur deviennent musicales et Louis XVI a un sosie.

Italy Italian (Italiano)

La pazza storia del mondo
  • a.k.a. La pazza storia del mondo parte 1

Tratto da un'opera scritta da sir Walter Raleigh mentre si trovava prigioniero nella Torre di Londra il film ripercorre i principali e più importanti periodi della storia umana con la più classica ironia di cui solo Mel Brooks è capace!

Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
anthology
french revolution
julius caesar
moses
music
musical
roman empire
spanish inquisition
stone age
Genres
Comedy
Languages
English
French (Français)
Latin
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
Brooksfilms
United States of America 20th Century Fox
Release Dates
United States of America Theatrical R
Australia Theatrical M
Germany Theatrical 16
Ratings
TMDb 67% · 356 (more information on website)
IMDb 69% · 43,082 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 62% (more information on website)
metacritic 47% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Moses/Comicus/Torquemada/Jacques/King Louis XVIMel Brooks
Emperor NeroDom DeLuise
Empress NymphoMadeline Kahn
Count de MonetHarvey Korman
Madame DefargeCloris Leachman
SwiftusRon Carey
JosephusGregory Hines
Mademoiselle RimbaudPamela Stephenson
Marcus VindictusShecky Greene
Chief CavemanSid Caesar
MiriamMary-Margaret Humes
NarratorOrson Welles
Prehistoric Man / Captain Mucus - The Roman EmpireRudy De Luca
Prehistoric WomanLeigh French
Prehistoric ManRichard Karron
Prehistoric ManSusette Carroll
Prehistoric ManSammy Shore
Prehistoric ManJ.J. Barry
Prehistoric Man / Disciple - The Roman EmpireEarl Finn
Prehistoric ManSuzanne Kent
Prehistoric ManMichael Champion
Court Spokesman - The Roman EmpireHoward Morris
Soothsayer - The Roman EmpireCharlie Callas
Competence - The Roman EmpireDena Dietrich
Roman Officer - The Roman EmpirePaul Mazursky
Stoned Soldier #1 - The Roman EmpireRon Clark
Stoned Soldier #2 - The Roman EmpireJack Riley
Leonardo DaVinci - The Roman EmpireArt Metrano
Caladonia - The Roman EmpireDiane Day
Chemist - The Roman EmpireHenny Youngman
Lt. Bob - The Roman EmpireHunter von Leer
Maitre 'D - The Roman EmpireFritz Feld
Entrepreneur - The Roman EmpireHugh Hefner
Plumbing Salesman - The Roman EmpirePat McCormick
Column Salesman - The Roman EmpireBarry Levinson
Small Liar - The Roman EmpireJohnny Silver
Jesus - The Roman EmpireJohn Hurt
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire (as Jeana Tomasino)Jeana Keough
Vestal Virgin - The Roman EmpireHeidi Sorenson
Vestal Virgin - The Roman EmpireLori Sutton
Jew #1 - The Spanish InquisitionJackie Mason
Chief Monk - The Spanish InquisitionPhil Leeds
Rat Vendor - The French RevolutionJack Carter
Monsieur Rimbaud - The French RevolutionSpike Milligan
Rich Man - The French RevolutionJohn Hillerman
Applecore Vendor - The French Revolution (as Sidney Lassick)Sydney Lassick
Queen - The French RevolutionFiona Richmond
Citizen Official - The French RevolutionNigel Hawthorne
Dole office clerk (uncredited)Bea Arthur
French Girl (uncredited)Cleo Rocos

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtProduction DesignHarold Michelson
CameraDirector of PhotographyWoody Omens
DirectingDirectorMel Brooks
EditingEditorJohn C. Howard
ProductionCastingJane Feinberg
Mike Fenton
ProducerAlan Johnson
Joel Chernoff
Mel Brooks
Stuart Cornfeld
SoundOriginal Music ComposerJohn Morris