In this spoof of great moments in history from the dawn of humanity through the French Revolution, director Mel Brooks delivers a twisted history lesson through his signature satirical, madcap humour. Funny, vulgar, and narrated by the great Orson Welles, History Of The World - Part I, tells the progress of humankind as cave dweller, tap-dancing slave, and biblical hero. The most famous bit in the film features Moses coming down from Mount Sinai. Other highlights include a hilarious Hitler On Ice sequence and other outrageous comic situations, unbelievably silly jokes, and inspired casting with the film itself mimicking several historical Hollywood epics, most notably The Greatest Story Ever Told and The Ten Commandments, as well as a brilliant parody of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Release Date: 26 December 2005
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Running Time: 88 minutes
Production Year: 1981
Main Language: English