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The Story of Mankind (1957) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Irwin Allen

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Irwin Allen ... (screenplay)
Charles Bennett ... (screenplay)
Henrik Van Loon ... (book)

Cast (in credits order)  

Ronald Colman ... The Spirit of Man
Hedy Lamarr ... Joan of Arc
Groucho Marx ... Peter Minuit
Harpo Marx ... Sir Isaac Newton
Chico Marx ... Monk
Virginia Mayo ... Cleopatra
Agnes Moorehead ... Queen Elizabeth I
Vincent Price ... Mr. Scratch - The Devil
Peter Lorre ... Nero
Charles Coburn ... Hippocrates
Cedric Hardwicke ... High Judge
Cesar Romero ... Spanish Envoy
John Carradine ... Pharaoh Khufu
Dennis Hopper ... Napoleon Bonaparte
Marie Wilson ... Marie Antoinette
Helmut Dantine ... Marc Antony
Edward Everett Horton ... Sir Walter Raleigh
Reginald Gardiner ... William Shakespeare
Marie Windsor ... Josephine Bonaparte
George E. Stone ... Waiter
Cathy O'Donnell ... Early Christian Woman
Franklin Pangborn ... Marquis de Varennes
Melville Cooper ... Major Domo
Henry Daniell ... Pierre Cauchon - Bishop of Beauvais
Francis X. Bushman ... Moses
Jim Ameche ... Alexander Graham Bell
David Bond ... Early Christian
Nick Cravat ... Devil's Apprentice
Dani Crayne ... Helen of Troy
Richard H. Cutting ... Court Attendant
Anthony Dexter ... Christopher Columbus
Toni Gerry Toni Gerry ... Wife
Austin Green Austin Green ... Abraham Lincoln
Eden Hartford Eden Hartford ... Laughing Water
Alexander Lockwood Alexander Lockwood ... Promoter
Melinda Marx ... Early Christian Child
Bart Mattson Bart Mattson ... Cleopatra's Brother
Don Megowan ... Early Man
Marvin Miller ... Armana
Nancy Miller Nancy Miller ... Early Woman
Leonard Mudie ... Chief Inquisitor
Burt Nelson Burt Nelson ... Second Early Man
Tudor Owen ... High Tribunal Clerk
Ziva Rodann ... Egyptian Concubine
Harry Ruby ... Indian Brave
William Schallert ... Earl of Warwick
Reginald Sheffield ... Julius Caesar
Abraham Sofaer ... Indian Chief
Bobby Watson ... Adolf Hitler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brandon Beach Brandon Beach ... Heavenly Judge (uncredited)
Creighton Hale ... Heavenly Judge (uncredited)
Sam Harris Sam Harris ... Nobleman in Queen Elizabeth's Court (uncredited)
Jack Henderson Jack Henderson ... Heavenly Judge (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ... Cardinal (uncredited)
Paul Kruger ... Pharaoh's Guard (uncredited)
Cherokee Landrum Cherokee Landrum ... Indian (uncredited)
Angelo Rossitto ... Dwarf in Nero's Court (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Trial Spectator (uncredited)

Produced by 

Irwin Allen ... producer
George E. Swink ... associate producer

Music by 

Paul Sawtell

Cinematography by 

Nicholas Musuraca ... (as Nick Musuraca)

Film Editing by 

Gene Palmer

Art Direction by 

Art Loel

Set Decoration by 

Arthur Krams

Costume Design by 

Marjorie Best

Makeup Department 

Gordon Bau ... makeup supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Don Alvarado ... assistant director (as Joseph Don Page)

Sound Department 

Stanley Jones ... sound

Editorial Department 

Roland Gross ... supervising editor
John Hanley ... assistant editor (as John W. Hanley)

Music Department 

Leon Birnbaum ... music editor
Paul Sawtell ... conductor
Robert Tracy ... music editor

Additional Crew 

Robert Brower ... technicolor color consultant
Ruth K. Greenfield ... technical advisor
Jean McChesney ... researcher
Crew believed to be complete

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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