History of the World: Part I

History of the World: Part I

Bawdy segments include the dawn of man, Moses (Mel Brooks), Nero (Dom DeLuise).

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History of the World: Part I


Comedy93 Mins1981R

Human history is traced through a series of vignettes, beginning with cavemen awestruck by their own magnificence. Then Moses (Mel Brooks) receives the tablets containing the "15" commandments, and Emperor Nero (Dom DeLuise) presides over a madcap Rome with his wife, Nympho (Madeline Kahn). Jumping ahead, the Spanish Inquisition softens repression with song and dance, and a few centuries later Madame Defarge (Cloris Leachman) is fomenting revolution in France.


  • Madcap
  • Outlandish
  • Hilarious
  • Unrestrained