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History of the World: Part I (1981) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Mel Brooks

Writing Credits  

Mel Brooks ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Mel Brooks ... Moses / Comicus / Torquemada / Jacques / King Louis XVI
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 - The Roman Empire (as Rudy DeLuca)
Leigh French ... Prehistoric Woman
Richard Karron Richard Karron ... Prehistoric Man
Susette Carroll Susette Carroll ... Prehistoric Man
Sammy Shore ... Prehistoric Man
J.J. Barry ... Prehistoric Man
Earl Finn Earl Finn ... Prehistoric Man / Disciple - The Roman Empire
Suzanne Kent ... Prehistoric Man
Michael Champion ... Prehistoric Man
Howard Morris ... Court Spokesman - The Roman Empire
Charlie Callas ... Soothsayer - The Roman Empire
Dena Dietrich ... Competence - The Roman Empire
Paul Mazursky ... Roman Officer - The Roman Empire
Ron Clark ... Stoned Soldier #1 - The Roman Empire
Jack Riley ... Stoned Soldier #2 - The Roman Empire
Art Metrano ... Leonardo DaVinci - The Roman Empire
Diane Day Diane Day ... Caladonia - The Roman Empire
Henny Youngman ... Chemist - The Roman Empire
Hunter von Leer ... Lt. Bob - The Roman Empire (as Hunter Von Leer)
Fritz Feld ... Maitre 'D - The Roman Empire
Hugh Hefner ... Entrepreneur - The Roman Empire
Pat McCormick ... Plumbing Salesman - The Roman Empire
Barry Levinson ... Column Salesman - The Roman Empire
Sid Gould Sid Gould ... Barber-Bloodletter - The Roman Empire
Ronny Graham ... Oedipus - The Roman Empire / Jew #2 - The Spanish Inquisition
Jim Steck Jim Steck ... Gladiator - The Roman Empire
John Myhers John Myhers ... Leader of Senate - The Roman Empire
Lee Delano ... Wagon Driver - The Roman Empire
Robert Goldberg Robert Goldberg ... Senator #1 - The Roman Empire (as Robert B. Goldberg)
Alan U. Schwartz Alan U. Schwartz ... Senator #2 - The Roman Empire
Jay Burton Jay Burton ... Senator #3 - The Roman Empire
Robert Zappy Robert Zappy ... Roman Citizen - The Roman Empire
Ira Miller Ira Miller ... Roman Citizen - The Roman Empire
Milt Freedman Milt Freedman ... Roman Citizen - The Roman Empire
Johnny Silver ... Small Liar - The Roman Empire
Charles Thomas Murphy ... Auctioneer - The Roman Empire
Rod Haase Rod Haase ... Roman Officer - The Roman Empire
Eileen Saki ... Slave - The Roman Empire
John Hurt ... Jesus - The Roman Empire
Henry Kaiser Henry Kaiser ... Disciple - The Roman Empire
Zale Kessler Zale Kessler ... Disciple - The Roman Empire
Anthony J. Messina Anthony J. Messina ... Disciple - The Roman Empire
Howard Mann Howard Mann ... Disciple - The Roman Empire
Sandy Helberg ... Disciple - The Roman Empire
Mitchell Bock Mitchell Bock ... Disciple - The Roman Empire
Gilbert Lee Gilbert Lee ... Disciple - The Roman Empire
Molly Basler Molly Basler ... Game Show Girl - The Roman Empire
Deborah Dawes Deborah Dawes ... Game Show Girl - The Roman Empire
Christine Dickinson Christine Dickinson ... Game Show Girl - The Roman Empire
Lisa Sohm Lisa Sohm ... Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire
Michele Drake ... Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire
Jeana Keough ... Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire (as Jeana Tomasino)
Lisa Welch Lisa Welch ... Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire
Janis Schmitt Janis Schmitt ... Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire
Heidi Sorenson Heidi Sorenson ... Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire
Karen Morton Karen Morton ... Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire
Kathy Collins Kathy Collins ... Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire
Lori Sutton Lori Sutton ... Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire
Lou Mulford ... Vestal Virgin - The Roman Empire
Jackie Mason ... Jew #1 - The Spanish Inquisition
Phil Leeds ... Chief Monk - The Spanish Inquisition
Jack Carter ... Rat Vendor - The French Revolution
Jan Murray Jan Murray ... Nothing Vendor - The French Revolution
Andréas Voutsinas ... Bearnaise - The French Revolution (as Andreas Voutsinas)
Spike Milligan ... Monsieur Rimbaud - The French Revolution
John Hillerman ... Rich Man - The French Revolution
Sydney Lassick ... Applecore Vendor - The French Revolution (as Sidney Lassick)
Jonathan Cecil ... Poppinjay - The French Revolution
Andrew Sachs ... Gerard - The French Revolution
Fiona Richmond Fiona Richmond ... Queen - The French Revolution
Nigel Hawthorne ... Citizen Official - The French Revolution
Bella Emberg ... Baguette - The French Revolution
Geoffrey Larder Geoffrey Larder ... Footman - The French Revolution
George Lane Cooper George Lane Cooper ... Executioner - The French Revolution
Stephanie Marrian Stephanie Marrian ... Lady Marie - The French Revolution
Royce Mills Royce Mills ... Duke D'Honnefleur - The French Revolution
Mike Cottrell Mike Cottrell ... Tartuffe - The French Revolution
Gerald Staddon Gerald Staddon ... Le Fevre - The French Revolution (as Gerald Stadden)
John Ghavan John Ghavan ... Marche - The French Revolution (as John Gavin)
Rusty Goffe Rusty Goffe ... Le Muff - The French Revolution (as Rusty Goff)
Scott Henderson Scott Henderson ... Coming Attractions
Michael Miller Michael Miller ... Coming Attractions
Royce D. Applegate ... Coming Attractions
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bea Arthur ... Dole Office Clerk (uncredited)
Sean Barry-Weske Sean Barry-Weske ... Insolent Flunkey (uncredited)
Ava Cadell ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Sandra Gray Sandra Gray ... Nun, Synchronized swimmer dancer (uncredited)
Rod Haask Rod Haask ... Prehistoric Man (uncredited)
Walter Henry Walter Henry ... King Louis XVI's Servant (uncredited)
Linda Hoxit Linda Hoxit ... Swimming Nun (uncredited)
Denise McKenna ... Nun (uncredited)
Carl Reiner ... voice of God speaking to Moses (uncredited)
Cleo Rocos Cleo Rocos ... French Girl (uncredited)
Peter Ross-Murray Peter Ross-Murray ... French Revolutionary (uncredited)
Dom Salinaro Dom Salinaro ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ted White ... Roman Officer (uncredited)
Albert Whitlock ... Used Chariot Salesman (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Revolutionary Peasant (uncredited)

Produced by 

Mel Brooks ... producer
Stuart Cornfeld ... associate producer
Alan Johnson ... associate producer
Joel Chernoff ... co-producer (uncredited)

Music by 

John Morris

Cinematography by 

Woody Omens ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

John C. Howard

Casting By 

Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton

Production Design by 

Harold Michelson

Art Direction by 

Norman Newberry

Set Decoration by 

Antony Mondello

Costume Design by 

Patricia Norris

Makeup Department 

Eric Allwright ... makeup artist: The French Revolution sequence
Jill Carpenter ... chief makeup artist: The French Revolution sequence
Paula Gillespie ... chief hair stylist: The French Revolution sequence
Vivian McAteer ... hair stylist
Robert Norin ... makeup artist
Gustaf Norin ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management 

Alexander De Grunwald ... production manager: The French Revolution sequence
Ralph S. Singleton ... production manager (as Ralph Singleton)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Mitchell Bock ... second assistant director
Brian W. Cook ... assistant director: The French Revolution sequence (as Brian Cooke)
Michael Stevenson ... assistant director: The French Revolution sequence
Jerry Ziesmer ... assistant director
Ken Tuohy ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

Robert Cartwright ... art director: French Revolution sequence (as Bob Cartwright)
Harry Cordwell ... set decorator: French Revolution sequence
Stuart Craig ... production designer: French Revolution sequence
Bert Hearn ... property master: French Revolution sequence
Jack M. Marino ... property master (as Jack Marino)
Harold Michelson ... artistic advisor
Reg Richards ... construction manager: French Revolution sequence
John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)
Adrian Start ... chargehand painter (uncredited)
Robert Van Dyke ... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Gene S. Cantamessa ... production sound mixer
Les Fresholtz ... re-recording mixer
Gary A. Hecker ... foley artist
Scott Hecker ... sound editor (as Scott A. Hecker)
Arthur Piantadosi ... re-recording mixer
Tex Rudloff ... re-recording mixer
Robert R. Rutledge ... supervising sound editor
Michael Sale ... sound mixer: The French Revolution sequence (as Mike Sale)
Sandy Berman ... sound designer (uncredited)
Raul A. Bruce ... boom operator (uncredited)
Steve Cantamessa ... sound (uncredited)
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound effects editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Phil Cory ... special effects
Richard L. Hill ... special effects crew (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Albert Whitlock ... special visual effects (as Albert J. Whitlock)
Charles Chiodo ... visual effects crew (uncredited)
Edward Chiodo ... visual effects crew (uncredited)
Stephen Chiodo ... visual effects crew (uncredited)
Robert Costa ... opticals: "Jews in Space" sequence (uncredited)
John Curtis ... model builder: "Jews in Space" sequence (uncredited)
Anthony Doublin ... miniature photography: "Jews in Space" sequence (uncredited)
Syd Dutton ... assistant matte painter (uncredited)
Dennis Glouner ... matte first cameraman (uncredited)
Bob Greenberg ... laser effects: "Jews in Space" sequence (uncredited)
William Guest ... miniatures (uncredited)
Bill Hedge ... visual effects: "Jews in Space" sequence (uncredited)
Mike Moramarco ... matte camera operator (uncredited)
Henry Schoessler ... matte crew (uncredited)
Bill Taylor ... matte photography (uncredited)
Susan Turner ... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Mark Whitlock ... matte camera loader (uncredited)

Stunts 

Gary Combs ... stunt coordinator
William Hobbs ... stunt coordinator: The French Revolution sequence (as Bill Hobbs)
Desiree Ayres ... stunts (uncredited)
Gilbert B. Combs ... stunts (uncredited)
Dick Durock ... stunts (uncredited)
James M. Halty ... stunts (uncredited)
Philip Romano ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Chuy Elizondo ... camera operator
Ginger Gemmel ... camera operator: French Revolution sequence (as Ginger Gemmell)
Gibby Germaine ... gaffer
Maurice Gillett ... gaffer: French Revolution sequence
Gerald A. King ... key grip (as Gerald King)
Elliott Marks ... still photographer (as Elliot Marks)
John Morgan ... camera operator: French Revolution sequence
John Szajner ... first assistant "a" camera
Paul Wilson ... director of photography: French Revolution sequence
Alan Barry ... best boy (uncredited)
Gary Cross ... electrician (uncredited)
Brian Ellis ... focus puller: French Revolution Sequence (uncredited)
Chris Warren ... video operator (French Revolution scene) (uncredited)
Dennis Young ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Maggie Cartier ... casting: The French Revolution sequence

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Jered Green ... wardrobe: men (as Jered Edd Green)
Nancy Martinelli ... wardrobe: women
David Murphy ... wardrobe supervisor: The French Revolution sequence

Editorial Department 

Carol Ann DiGiuseppe ... assistant editor
Danford B. Greene ... additional editor
Stephen Lovejoy ... assistant editor
George A. Martin ... assistant editor

Location Management 

Terry Needham ... location manager: The French Revolution sequence
John Spencer-Churchill ... location permission: Blenheim Palace, Oxford, England (as Duke of Marlborough)
Bill Borden ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department 

Ralph Burns ... orchestrator: "The Spanish Inquisition"
John R. Harris ... music editor
Jack Hayes ... orchestrator
Dan Wallin ... score mixer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department 

Betsy Norton ... script supervisor

Other crew 

Randy Auerbach ... assistant to producer
Penny Daniels ... continuity: The French Revolution sequence
Alan Johnson ... choreographer
K. Lenna Katich ... accountant (as Lenna Katich)
Lillian Michelson ... researcher
Loretta Ordewer ... production coordinator: The French Revolution sequence
Charlene Painter ... assistant choreographer
Judi Rosner ... production coordinator
John Trehy ... production auditor: The French Revolution sequence
Jim Turner ... accountant
Irene Walzer ... publicist
Leah Zappy ... assistant to producer
Mary Fielder ... film extra (uncredited)
Tina Hart ... stand-in: Pamela Stephenson (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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