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  • History of the World: Part I (1981)
  • R
    92 min | Comedy, History, Musical
History of the World: Part I (1981)
R
92 min | Comedy, History, Musical

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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Jun 12, 1981 (United States)

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134 cast members
Name Known for
Mel Brooks
Moses / Comicus / Torquemada / Jacques / King Louis XVI Moses / Comicus / Torquemada / Jacques / King Louis XVI   See fewer
Dom DeLuise
Emperor Nero Emperor Nero   See fewer
Madeline Kahn
Empress Nympho Empress Nympho   See fewer
Harvey Korman
Count de Monet Count de Monet   See fewer
Cloris Leachman
Madame Defarge Madame Defarge   See fewer
Ron Carey
Swiftus Swiftus   See fewer
Gregory Hines
Josephus Josephus   See fewer
Pamela Stephenson
Mademoiselle Rimbaud Mademoiselle Rimbaud   See fewer
Shecky Greene
Marcus Vindictus Marcus Vindictus   See fewer
Sid Caesar
Chief Caveman Chief Caveman   See fewer
Orson Welles
Narrator (voice) Narrator (voice)   See fewer
Rudy De Luca
Prehistoric Man / Captain Mucus - The Roman Empire (as Rudy DeLuca) Prehistoric Man / Captain Mucus - The Roman Empire (as Rudy DeLuca)   See fewer
Leigh French
Prehistoric Woman Prehistoric Woman   See fewer
Richard Karron
Prehistoric Man Prehistoric Man   See fewer
Susette Carroll
Prehistoric Man Prehistoric Man   See fewer
Sammy Shore
Prehistoric Man Prehistoric Man   See fewer
J.J. Barry
Prehistoric Man Prehistoric Man   See fewer
Earl Finn
Prehistoric Man / Disciple - The Roman Empire Prehistoric Man / Disciple - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Suzanne Kent
Prehistoric Man Prehistoric Man   See fewer
Michael Champion
Prehistoric Man Prehistoric Man   See fewer
Howard Morris
Court Spokesman - The Roman Empire Court Spokesman - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Charlie Callas
Soothsayer - The Roman Empire Soothsayer - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Dena Dietrich
Competence - The Roman Empire Competence - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Paul Mazursky
Roman Officer - The Roman Empire Roman Officer - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Ron Clark
Stoned Soldier #1 - The Roman Empire Stoned Soldier #1 - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Jack Riley
Stoned Soldier #2 - The Roman Empire Stoned Soldier #2 - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Art Metrano
Leonardo DaVinci - The Roman Empire Leonardo DaVinci - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Diane Day
Caladonia - The Roman Empire Caladonia - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Henny Youngman
Chemist - The Roman Empire Chemist - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Hunter von Leer
Lt. Bob - The Roman Empire (as Hunter Von Leer) Lt. Bob - The Roman Empire (as Hunter Von Leer)   See fewer
Fritz Feld
Maitre 'D - The Roman Empire Maitre 'D - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Hugh Hefner
Entrepreneur - The Roman Empire Entrepreneur - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Pat McCormick
Plumbing Salesman - The Roman Empire Plumbing Salesman - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Barry Levinson
Column Salesman - The Roman Empire Column Salesman - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Sid Gould
Barber-Bloodletter - The Roman Empire Barber-Bloodletter - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Ronny Graham
Oedipus - The Roman Empire / Jew #2 - The Spanish Inquisition Oedipus - The Roman Empire / Jew #2 - The Spanish Inquisition   See fewer
Jim Steck
Gladiator - The Roman Empire Gladiator - The Roman Empire   See fewer
John Myhers
Leader of Senate - The Roman Empire Leader of Senate - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Lee Delano
Wagon Driver - The Roman Empire Wagon Driver - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Robert Goldberg
Senator #1 - The Roman Empire (as Robert B. Goldberg) Senator #1 - The Roman Empire (as Robert B. Goldberg)   See fewer
Alan U. Schwartz
Senator #2 - The Roman Empire Senator #2 - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Jay Burton
Senator #3 - The Roman Empire Senator #3 - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Robert Zappy
Roman Citizen - The Roman Empire Roman Citizen - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Ira Miller
Roman Citizen - The Roman Empire Roman Citizen - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Milt Freedman
Roman Citizen - The Roman Empire Roman Citizen - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Johnny Silver
Small Liar - The Roman Empire Small Liar - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Charles Thomas Murphy
Auctioneer - The Roman Empire Auctioneer - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Rod Haase
Roman Officer - The Roman Empire Roman Officer - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Eileen Saki
Slave - The Roman Empire Slave - The Roman Empire   See fewer
John Hurt
Jesus - The Roman Empire Jesus - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Henry Kaiser
Disciple - The Roman Empire Disciple - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Zale Kessler
Disciple - The Roman Empire Disciple - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Anthony J. Messina
Disciple - The Roman Empire Disciple - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Howard Mann
Disciple - The Roman Empire Disciple - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Sandy Helberg
Disciple - The Roman Empire Disciple - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Mitchell Bock
Disciple - The Roman Empire Disciple - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Gilbert Lee
Disciple - The Roman Empire Disciple - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Molly Basler
Game Show Girl - The Roman Empire Game Show Girl - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Deborah Dawes
Game Show Girl - The Roman Empire Game Show Girl - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Christine Dickinson
Game Show Girl - The Roman Empire Game Show Girl - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Lisa Sohm
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Michele Drake
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Jeana Keough
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire (as Jeana Tomasino) Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire (as Jeana Tomasino)   See fewer
Lisa Welch
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Janis Schmitt
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Heidi Sorenson
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Karen Morton
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Kathy Collins
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Lori Sutton
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Lou Mulford
Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire   See fewer
Jackie Mason
Jew #1 - The Spanish Inquisition Jew #1 - The Spanish Inquisition   See fewer
Phil Leeds
Chief Monk - The Spanish Inquisition Chief Monk - The Spanish Inquisition   See fewer
Jack Carter
Rat Vendor - The French Revolution Rat Vendor - The French Revolution   See fewer
Jan Murray
Nothing Vendor - The French Revolution Nothing Vendor - The French Revolution   See fewer
Andréas Voutsinas
Bearnaise - The French Revolution (as Andreas Voutsinas) Bearnaise - The French Revolution (as Andreas Voutsinas)   See fewer
Spike Milligan
Monsieur Rimbaud - The French Revolution Monsieur Rimbaud - The French Revolution   See fewer
John Hillerman
Rich Man - The French Revolution Rich Man - The French Revolution   See fewer
Sydney Lassick
Applecore Vendor - The French Revolution (as Sidney Lassick) Applecore Vendor - The French Revolution (as Sidney Lassick)   See fewer
Jonathan Cecil
Poppinjay - The French Revolution Poppinjay - The French Revolution   See fewer
Andrew Sachs
Gerard - The French Revolution Gerard - The French Revolution   See fewer
Fiona Richmond
Queen - The French Revolution Queen - The French Revolution   See fewer
Nigel Hawthorne
Citizen Official - The French Revolution Citizen Official - The French Revolution   See fewer
Bella Emberg
Baguette - The French Revolution Baguette - The French Revolution   See fewer
Geoffrey Larder
Footman - The French Revolution Footman - The French Revolution   See fewer
George Lane Cooper
Executioner - The French Revolution Executioner - The French Revolution   See fewer
Stephanie Marrian
Lady Marie - The French Revolution Lady Marie - The French Revolution   See fewer
Royce Mills
Duke D'Honnefleur - The French Revolution Duke D'Honnefleur - The French Revolution   See fewer
Mike Cottrell
Tartuffe - The French Revolution Tartuffe - The French Revolution   See fewer
Gerald Staddon
Le Fevre - The French Revolution (as Gerald Stadden) Le Fevre - The French Revolution (as Gerald Stadden)   See fewer
John Ghavan
Marche - The French Revolution (as John Gavin) Marche - The French Revolution (as John Gavin)   See fewer
Rusty Goffe
Le Muff - The French Revolution (as Rusty Goff) Le Muff - The French Revolution (as Rusty Goff)   See fewer
Scott Henderson
Coming Attractions Coming Attractions   See fewer
Michael Miller
Coming Attractions Coming Attractions   See fewer
Royce D. Applegate
Coming Attractions Coming Attractions   See fewer
Phil Adams
Jew (uncredited) Jew (uncredited)   See fewer
Bea Arthur
Dole Office Clerk (uncredited) Dole Office Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
Cindy Ashley
Swimmer (uncredited) Swimmer (uncredited)   See fewer
Sean Barry-Weske
Insolent Flunkey (uncredited) Insolent Flunkey (uncredited)   See fewer
Ray Bickel
Jew (uncredited) Jew (uncredited)   See fewer
Ava Cadell
Bit Part (uncredited) Bit Part (uncredited)   See fewer
Jeannie Carlson
Swimmer (uncredited) Swimmer (uncredited)   See fewer
David Chavez
Torturer (uncredited) Torturer (uncredited)   See fewer
Gilbert B. Combs
Jew (uncredited) Jew (uncredited)   See fewer
Dick Durock
Roman Guard (uncredited) Roman Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
Harry Fielder
Prison Guard (uncredited) Prison Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
John Freyer
Torturer (uncredited) Torturer (uncredited)   See fewer
Sandra Gray
Nun / Synchronized Swimmer Dancer (uncredited) Nun / Synchronized Swimmer Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Sandy Gray
Swimmer (uncredited) Swimmer (uncredited)   See fewer
Raven Grey Eagle
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
Sandi Gross
Swimmer (uncredited) Swimmer (uncredited)   See fewer
Rod Haask
Prehistoric Man (uncredited) Prehistoric Man (uncredited)   See fewer
Edward J. Heim
Torturer (uncredited) Torturer (uncredited)   See fewer
Walter Henry
King Louis XVI's Servant (uncredited) King Louis XVI's Servant (uncredited)   See fewer
Fritz Herzog
Roman Soldier (uncredited) Roman Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
Linda Hoxit
Swimming Nun (uncredited) Swimming Nun (uncredited)   See fewer
John King
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Sissy King
Swimmer (uncredited) Swimmer (uncredited)   See fewer
Stan Mazin
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Denise McKenna
Nun (uncredited) Nun (uncredited)   See fewer
Dennon Rawles
Torturer (uncredited) Torturer (uncredited)   See fewer
Carl Reiner
voice of God speaking to Moses (uncredited) voice of God speaking to Moses (uncredited)   See fewer
Cleo Rocos
French Girl (uncredited) French Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
Philip Romano
Jew (uncredited) Jew (uncredited)   See fewer
Peter Ross-Murray
French Revolutionary (uncredited) French Revolutionary (uncredited)   See fewer
Dom Salinaro
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Cha Cha Sandoval-McMahon
Swimmer (uncredited) Swimmer (uncredited)   See fewer
Ted Sprague
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
Judy Susman
Swimmer (uncredited) Swimmer (uncredited)   See fewer
Jack Tyree
Jew (uncredited) Jew (uncredited)   See fewer
Ted White
Roman Officer (uncredited) Roman Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
Albert Whitlock
Used Chariot Salesman (uncredited) Used Chariot Salesman (uncredited)   See fewer
Tom Willett
Roman Senator (uncredited) Roman Senator (uncredited)   See fewer
Fred Wood
Revolutionary Peasant (uncredited) Revolutionary Peasant (uncredited)   See fewer
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