An uproarious version of history that proves nothing is sacred – not even the Roman Empire, the French Revolution and the Spanish Inquisition.

  1. Mel Brooks

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Mel Brooks

    Mel Brooks

    Moses/Comicus/Torquemada/Jacques/King Louis XVI

  2. Dom DeLuise

    Dom DeLuise

    Emperor Nero

  3. Madeline Kahn

    Madeline Kahn

    Empress Nympho

  4. Harvey Korman

    Harvey Korman

    Count de Monet

  5. Cloris Leachman

    Cloris Leachman

    Madame Defarge

Full Cast & Crew

History of the World: Part I
History of the World: Part I



Status Released

Release Information

  • June 12, 1981


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 32m

Budget $11,000,000.00

Revenue $31,672,907.00



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