History of the World: Part I

1981, Comedy, 1h 33m

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History of the World: Part I may not have enough comedic inspiration to merit a Part II, but the sporadic cleverness of these anachronistic skits are still a testament to Mel Brooks' gift for farce. Read critic reviews

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Human history is traced through a series of vignettes, beginning with cavemen awestruck by their own magnificence. Then Moses (Mel Brooks) receives the tablets containing the "15" commandments, and Emperor Nero (Dom DeLuise) presides over a madcap Rome with his wife, Nympho (Madeline Kahn). Jumping ahead, the Spanish Inquisition softens repression with song and dance, and a few centuries later Madame Defarge (Cloris Leachman) is fomenting revolution in France.

Cast & Crew

Mel Brooks
Moses, Comicus, Torquemada, Jacques, King Louis XVI
Dom DeLuise
Emperor Nero
Madeline Kahn
Empress Nympho
Harvey Korman
Count de Monet
Cloris Leachman
Madame Defarge
Pamela Stephenson
Mademoiselle Rimbaud
Shecky Greene
Marcus Vindictus
Sid Caesar
Chief Caveman
Howard Morris
Court Spokesman
Rudy De Luca
Prehistoric Man, Captain Mucus
Mel Brooks
Screenwriter
John Morris
Original Music
Woody Omens
Cinematographer
Harold Michelson
Production Design
Norman Newberry
Art Director
Antony Mondello
Set Decoration
Patricia Norris
Costume Designer
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