History of the World Part I
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1981
Director: Mel Brooks
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 086162-128905
Running time: 1:32 (92 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: October 05, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#749)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 09, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 5 / 10
Overview
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 plays a stand-up philosopher at Caesar's Palace), the French Revolution (Brooks as King 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.
DVD Covers
History of the World Part I
History of the World Part I
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Genres
Comedy
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Twentieth Century Fox
 • Brooksfilms
Media Companies:
 • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
French  Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles
English
Spanish
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
Easter Eggs
20th Century Fox has hidden a small, but rather fun, hidden feature on their release of Mel Brooks' 'History Of The World: Part 1.'

From the disc's main menu, go to any subsequent menu, like the language screen or the scene selections, and then go back to the main menu without doing anything. You will now notice that the main menu has changed. You can repeat the procedure and bring up three different versions of the main menu this way, including one with dead rats.
Crew
Direction
Mel Brooks....Director
Writing
Mel Brooks....Writer
Production
Mel Brooks....Producer
Cinematography
Woody Omens....Director of Photography
Film Editing
John C. Howard....Film Editor
Music
John Morris....Composer
Mel Brooks....Song Writer
Ronny Graham....Song Writer
Sound
Gene S. Cantamessa....Production Sound Mixer
Robert R. Rutledge....Supervising Sound Editor
Scott A. Hecker....Sound Editor
Arthur Piantadosi....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Les Fresholtz....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Tex Rudloff....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Harold Michelson....Production Designer
Norman Newberry....Art Director
Cast
Mel Brooks....Moses,Comicus,Torquemada,Jacques,King Lo
Dom DeLuise....Emperor Nero
Madeline Kahn....Empress Nympho
Harvey Korman....Count de Monet
Cloris Leachman....Madame Defarge
Ron Carey....Swiftus
Gregory Hines....Josephus
Pamela Stephenson....Mademoiselle Rimbaud
Shecky Greene....Marcus Vindictus
Sid Caesar....Chief Caveman
Mary-Margaret Humes....Miriam
Orson Welles....Narrator (voice)
Rudy De Luca....Prehistoric Man/Captain Mucus
Leigh French....Prehistoric Man
Richard Karron....Prehistoric Man
Susette Carroll....Prehistoric Man
Sammy Shore....Prehistoric Man
J. J. Barry....Prehistoric Man
Earl Finn....Prehistoric Man/Disciple
Suzanne Kent....Prehistoric Man
Michael Champion....Prehistoric Man
Howard Morris....Court Spokesman
Charlie Callas....Soothsayer
Dena Dietrich....Competance
Paul Mazursky....Roman Officer
Ron Clark....Stoned Soldier #1
Jack Riley....Stoned Soldier #2
Art Metrano....Leonardo DaVinci
Diane Day....Caladonia
Henny Youngman....Chemist
Hunter von Leer....Lt. Bob
Fritz Feld....Maitre 'D
Hugh Hefner....Entrepreneur
Pat McCormick....Plumbing Salesman
Barry Levinson....Column Salesman
Sid Gould....Barber/Bloodletter
Ronny Graham....Oedipus/Jew #2
Jim Steck....Gladiator
John Myhers....Leader of Senate
Lee Delano....Wagon Driver
Robert B. Goldberg....Senator #1
Alan U. Schwartz....Senator #2
Jay Burton....Senator #3
Robert Zappy....Roman Citizen
Ira Miller....Roman Citizen
Milt Freedman....Roman Citizen
Johnny Silver....Small Liar
Charles Thomas Murphy....Auctioneer
Rod Haase....Roman Officer
Eileen Saki....Slave
John Hurt....Jesus
Henry Kaiser....Disciple
Zale Kessler....Disciple
Anthony Messina....Disciple
Howard Mann....Disciple
Sandy Helberg....Disciple
Mitchell Bock....Disciple
Gilbert Lee....Disciple
Molly Basler....Game Show Girl
Deborah Dawes....Game Show Girl
Christine Dickinson....Game Show Girl
Lisa Sohm....Vestal Virgin
Michele Drake....Vestal Virgin
Jeana Tomasina....Vestal Virgin
Lisa Welch....Vestal Virgin
Janis Schmitt....Vestal Virgin
Heidi Sorenson....Vestal Virgin
Karen Morton....Vestal Virgin
Kathy Collins....Vestal Virgin
Lori Sutton....Vestal Virgin
Lou Mulford....Vestal Virgin
Jackie Mason....Jew #1
Phil Leeds....Chief Monk
Jack Carter....Rat Vendor
Jan Murray....Nothing Vendor
Andreas Voutsinas....Bearnaise
Spike Milligan....Monsieur Rimbaud
John Hillerman....Rich Man
Sidney Lassick....Applecore Vendor
Jonathan Cecil....Poppinjay
Andrew Sachs....Gerard
Fiona Richmond....Queen
Nigel Hawthorne....Citizen Official
Bella Emberg....Baguette
Geoffrey Larder....Footman
George Lane Cooper....Executioner
Stephanie Marrion....Lady Marie
Royce Mills....Duke D'Honnefleur
Mike Cottrell....Tartuffe
Gerald Stadden....Le Fevre
John Ghavan....Marche
Rusty Goff....Le Muff
Scott Henderson....Coming Attractions
Michael Miller....Coming Attractions
Royce D. Applegate....Coming Attractions
Beatrice Arthur....Dole Office Clerk (uncredited)
Sean Barry-Weske....Insolent Flunkey (uncredited)
Rod Haask....Prehistoric Man (uncredited)
Cleo Rocos....Slave (uncredited)
Albert Whitlock....Used Chariot Salesman (uncredited)