History of the World, Part I
History of the World, Part I
Directed By Mel Brooks
Written By Mel Brooks
Cast Mel Brooks, Harvey Korman, Gregory Hines, Madeline Kahn
Produced By Mel Brooks
Film Editing By John C. Howard
Cinematography By Woody Omens
Music By John Morris

United States


English, Latin, French

Release Date

June 12, 1981


92 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

20th Century Fox

Budget $10,000,000
Gross $31,672,908



  • Mel Brooks as Moses, Comicus, Tomas de Torquemada, King Louis XVI, Jacques le Garcon de Pisse
  • Dom DeLuise as Emperor Nero
  • Madeline Kahn as Empress Nympho
  • Harvey Korman as Count de Monet
  • Cloris Leachman as Madame Defarge
  • Ron Carey as Swiftus Lazarus
  • Gregory Hines as Josephus
  • Pamela Stephenson as Mademoiselle Rimbaud
  • Spike Milligan as Monsieur Rimbaud
  • Andreas Voutsinas as Bearnaise
  • Shecky Greene as Marcus Vindictus
  • Sid Caesar as Chief Caveman
  • Bea Arthur as Unemployment Insurance Clerk
  • Johnny Silver as Small Liar
  • Mary-Margaret Humes as Miriam
  • Paul Mazursky as Roman Officer
  • Hugh Hefner as Roman Outside Temple of Eros
  • Charlie Callas as Soothsayer
  • John Hurt as Jesus Christ
  • Andrew Sachs as Gerard
  • Diane Day as Caladonia
  • Rudy De Luca as Prehistoric Man and Captain Mucus
  • Art Metrano as Leonardo DaVinci
  • Hunter von Leer as Lt. Bob
  • Ronny Graham as Oedipus and Jew #2
  • Jackie Mason as Jew #1