History of the World, Part I

1981 film by Mel Brooks

History of the World, Part I is a 1981 American comedy movie written and directed by Mel Brooks. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox.

Mel Brooks also plays 5 roles: Moses, Comicus the stand-up philosopher, Tomás de Torquemada, King Louis XVI, and Jacques. The large group of actors includes: Madeline Kahn, Dom DeLuise, Harvey Korman, Cloris Leachman, Gregory Haines, Sid Caesar, Orson Welles, Spike Milligan.

The movie was nominated for Worst Picture at the 1981 Stinkers Bad Movie Awards.[1] Roger Ebert gave the movie two stars out of four.[2]


  1. "Past Winners Database". LA Times. Retrieved 2020-04-26.
  2. Ebert, Roger. "History of the World Part 1". RogerEbert.com.

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