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History of the World: Part I (1981)

R
92 min | Comedy, History

Mel Brooks brings his one-of-a-kind comic touch to the history of mankind covering events from the Old Testament to the French Revolution in a series of episodic comedy vignettes.
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$ 11,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 4,792,731
Gross (USA)
$ 31,672,907
Gross (World)
$ 31,672,907
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Jun 12, 1981 (United States)

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Mel Brooks
Moses / Comicus / Torquemada / Jacques / King Louis XVI Moses / Comicus / Torquemada / Jacques / King Louis XVI   See fewer
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Dom DeLuise
Emperor Nero Emperor Nero   See fewer
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Madeline Kahn
Empress Nympho Empress Nympho   See fewer
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Harvey Korman
Count de Monet Count de Monet   See fewer
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Cloris Leachman
Madame Defarge Madame Defarge   See fewer
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Ron Carey
Swiftus Swiftus   See fewer
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Gregory Hines
Josephus Josephus   See fewer
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Pamela Stephenson
Mademoiselle Rimbaud Mademoiselle Rimbaud   See fewer
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Shecky Greene
Marcus Vindictus Marcus Vindictus   See fewer
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Sid Caesar
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Orson Welles
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Rudy De Luca
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Leigh French
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Richard Karron
Prehistoric Man Prehistoric Man   See fewer
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Susette Carroll
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Sammy Shore
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J.J. Barry
Prehistoric Man Prehistoric Man   See fewer
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Earl Finn
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Suzanne Kent
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Michael Champion
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Charlie Callas
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Dena Dietrich
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Paul Mazursky
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Ron Clark
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Jack Riley
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Ronny Graham
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John Hurt
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Henry Kaiser
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6.9 / 10 | 41,592 votes