History of the World, Part I
R 1981 ‧ Comedy/Parody film ‧ 1h 37m
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.
Release date: June 12, 1981 (USA)
Director: Mel Brooks
Narrated by: Orson Welles