A little something to offend everyone! Mel Brooks' uproarious version of history proves nothing is sacred as he takes us on a laugh-filled look at what really happened throughout time. His delirious romp features everything from a wild send-up of "2001" to the real stories behind the Roman Empire (Brooks portrays a stand-up philosopher at Caesar's Palace), the French Revolution (Brooks reigns as Louis XVI) and the Spanish Inquisition (a splashy song and dance number with monks and swimming nuns). It's Mel and company at their hilarious best.

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History of the World: Part I (1981)

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Comedy · 1h 32m · 6/12/1981

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A little something to offend everyone! Mel Brooks' uproarious version of history proves nothing is sacred as he takes us on a laugh-filled look at what really happened throughout time. His delirious romp features everything from a wild send-up of "2001" to the real stories behind the Roman Empire (Brooks portrays a stand-up philosopher at Caesar's Palace), the French Revolution (Brooks reigns as Louis XVI) and the Spanish Inquisition (a splashy song and dance number with monks and swimming nuns). It's Mel and company at their hilarious best.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, French

Country

United States

Production Company

Brooksfilms

Budget

$11,000,000

Revenue

$23,253,349
Part Of
Cast
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Cloris Leachman

Madame DeFarge
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John Hillerman

Rich Man
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Mel Brooks

Moses/Comicus/Torquemada/Jacques/Louis XVI
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Harvey Korman

Count de Monet
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Madeline Kahn

Empress Nympho
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Dom DeLuise

Emperor Caeser
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Ira Miller

Roman Citizen
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Orson Welles

Narrator (voice)
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Rudy De Luca

Primate/Cave dweller
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Charlie Callas

Soothsayer
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Zale Kessler

Disciple
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Henry Kaiser

Disciple
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John Hurt

Jesus
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Ron Carey

Swiftus
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Howard Morris

Court Spokesman
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Jack Riley

Stoned Soldier
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Ron Clark

Stoned Soldier
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Barry Levinson

Column Salesman
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Lee Delano

Wagon Driver
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Sandy Helberg

Disciple
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Deborah Dawes

Game Show Girl
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Hunter von Leer

Lt. Bob
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Mitchell Bock

Disciple
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Jay Burton

Senator #3
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Alan U. Schwartz

Senator #2
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Art Metrano

Leonardo DaVinci
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Lori Sutton

Vestal Virgin
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Ava Cadell

Bit Part (uncredited)
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Gregory Hines

Josephus
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Pamela Stephenson

Mademoiselle Rimbaud
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Shecky Greene

Marcus Vindictus
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Sid Caesar

Chief Caveman
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Mary-Margaret Humes

Miriam
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Leigh French

Prehistoric Man
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Richard Karron

Prehistoric Man
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Susette Carroll

Prehistoric Man
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Sammy Shore

Prehistoric Man
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J.J. Barry

Prehistoric Man
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Earl Finn

Prehistoric Man/Disciple
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Suzanne Kent

Prehistoric Man
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Michael Champion

Prehistoric Man
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Dena Dietrich

Competance
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Paul Mazursky

Roman Officer
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Diane Day

Caladonia
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Henny Youngman

Chemist
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Fritz Feld

Maitre d'
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Hugh M. Hefner

Entrepreneur
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Pat McCormick

Plumbing Salesman
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Sid Gould

Barber/Bloodletter
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Ronny Graham

Jew #2
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Jim Steck

Gladiator
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John Myhers

Leader of Senate
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Robert Goldberg

Senator #1
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Robert Zappy

Roman Citizen
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Milt Freedman

Roman Citizen
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Johnny Silver

Small Liar
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Charles Thomas Murphy

Auctioneer
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Rod Haase

Roman Officer
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Cleo Rocos

Slave
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Eileen Saki

Slave
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Anthony Messina

Disciple
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Howard Mann

Disciple
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Jan Murray

Nothing Vendor
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Andréas Voutsinas

Bearnaise
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Spike Milligan

Monsieur Rimbaud
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Sydney Lassick

Applecore Vendor
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Jonathan Cecil

Poppinjay
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Andrew Sachs

Gerard
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Fiona Richmond

Queen
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Nigel Hawthorne

Citizen Official
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Bella Emberg

Baguette
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Geoffrey Larder

Footman
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George Lane Cooper

Executioner
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Stephanie Marrion

Lady Marie
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Royce Mills

Duke D'Honnefieur
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Mike Cottrell

Tartuffe
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Gerald Staddon

Le Fevre
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John Ghavan

Marche
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Rusty Goffe

Le Muff (as Rusty Goff)
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Scott Henderson

Coming Attractions
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Phil Leeds

Chief Monk
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Jack Carter

Rat Vendor
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Michael Miller

Coming Attractions
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Royce D. Applegate

Coming Attractions
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Beatrice Arthur

Dole office clerk (uncredited)
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Sean Barry-Weske

Insolent Flunkey (uncredited)
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Harry Fielder

Prison guard (uncredited)
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Gilbert Lee

Disciple
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Molly Basler

Game Show Girl
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Christine Dickinson

Game Show Girl
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Lisa Sohm

Vestal Virgin
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Michele Drake

Vestal Virgin
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Jeana Tomasina

Vestal Virgin
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Lisa Welch

Vestal Virgin
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Janis Schmitt

Vestal Virgin
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Heidi Sorenson

Vestal Virgin
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Karen Morton

Vestal Virgin
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Kathy Collins

Vestal Virgin
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Lou Mulford

Vestal Virgin
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Jackie Mason

Jew #1
Crew
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Mel Brooks

Director
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Mel Brooks

Writer
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Disc Releases
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History of the World - Part I

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

5/11/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

History of the World - Part I

(Blu-ray)

9/5/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

History of the World Part 1

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

5/11/2010

Disc Title Front Cover

History of the World Part I

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

10/5/1999

Disc Title Front Cover

History of the World Part 1

(DVD)

4/4/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

History of the World Part I

(DVD)

9/5/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

Menudo: La Historia

(DVD)

7/10/2007

Disc Title Front Cover

History Of The World Part I

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

9/5/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

History of the World Part I

(DVD)

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