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The Story of Mankind ()


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The devil and the spirit of mankind argue as to whether or not humanity is ultimately good or evil.

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The Spirit of Man
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Joan of Arc
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Peter Minuit
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Sir Isaac Newton
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Monk
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Cleopatra
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Queen Elizabeth I
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Mr. Scratch - The Devil
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Nero
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Hippocrates
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High Judge
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Spanish Envoy
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Pharaoh Khufu
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Napoleon Bonaparte
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Marie Antoinette
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Marc Antony
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Sir Walter Raleigh
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William Shakespeare
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Josephine Bonaparte
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Waiter
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Early Christian Woman
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Marquis de Varennes
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Major Domo
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Pierre Cauchon - Bishop of Beauvais
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Moses
Jim Ameche ...
Alexander Graham Bell
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Early Christian
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Devil's Apprentice
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Helen of Troy
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Court Attendant
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Christopher Columbus
Toni Gerry ...
Wife
Austin Green ...
Abraham Lincoln
Eden Hartford ...
Laughing Water
Alexander Lockwood ...
Promoter
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Early Christian Child
Bart Mattson ...
Cleopatra's Brother
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Early Man
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Armana
Nancy Miller ...
Early Woman
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Chief Inquisitor
Burt Nelson ...
Second Early Man
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High Tribunal Clerk
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Egyptian Concubine
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Indian Brave
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Earl of Warwick
Reginald Sheffield ...
Julius Caesar
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Indian Chief
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Adolf Hitler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brandon Beach ...
Heavenly Judge (uncredited)
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Heavenly Judge (uncredited)
Sam Harris ...
Nobleman in Queen Elizabeth's Court (uncredited)
Jack Henderson ...
Heavenly Judge (uncredited)
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Cardinal (uncredited)
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Pharaoh's Guard (uncredited)
Cherokee Landrum ...
Indian (uncredited)
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Dwarf in Nero's Court (uncredited)
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Trial Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by

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Irwin Allen

Written by

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Irwin Allen ... (screenplay)
 
Charles Bennett ... (screenplay)
 
Henrik Van Loon ... (book "The Story of Mankind")

Produced by

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

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Paul Sawtell

Cinematography by

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Nicholas Musuraca ... (as Nick Musuraca)

Film Editing by

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Gene Palmer

Editorial Department

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

Art Direction by

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Art Loel

Set Decoration by

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Arthur Krams

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Marjorie Best

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Gordon Bau ... makeup supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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

Sound Department

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Stanley Jones ... sound

Music Department

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

Other crew

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

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

The council of elders of outer space is deliberating on a very important subject: Must mankind be allowed to survive, or is it so esentially evil that it must be destroyed? A devil and an angel act as prosecutor and defense for the human race, and the movie presents in a very interesting way a series of episodes of the human history. What will be the final veredict? Innocent, or Guilty? Written by Jose Beltran-Escavy

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Taglines No Greater Cast Ever! Rarely So Vast An Undertaking! See more »
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Also Known As
  • La historia de la humanidad (Spain)
  • La historia de la humanidad (Uruguay)
  • L'inferno ci accusa (Italy)
  • Ihminen ja paholainen (Finland)
  • O kyriarhos tis Gis (Greece)
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  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Irwin Allen managed to assemble his all-star cast by promising them they would only be filming for one day and that they would get paid $25,000 for doing so. See more »
Goofs Sir Isaac Newton published his famous paper outlining the law of gravity in 1666, but in the sequence in which Harpo Marx plays Newton he performs on the harp Stephen Foster's song "Beautiful Dreamer," written in 1864 -- almost two centuries later. See more »
Movie Connections Edited from The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938). See more »
Quotes Marie Antoinette: Oh, would it be tactless to ask, what the poor creatures want?
Marquis de Varennes: They protest they haven't any bread, Your Majesty! Ha-ha-ha.
Marie Antoinette: Oh, no bread, indeed. Then, let them eat cake! Ha-ha-ha!
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