The Story of Mankind (1957) starring Vincent Price, Ronald Colman, Cedric Hardwicke, the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo), and many more
- Groucho appears as Peter Minuit. He cheats the Native Americans (Indians for those who aren’t politically correct) out of the island of Manhattan
- Chico puts his false Italian accent to good use as a monk who is confidant to Christopher Columbus
- Perpetually mute Harpo appears as Isaac Newton. He discovers the law of gravity after being hit on the head by an apple
The scenes with Vincent Price are simply delightful to watch. It’s hard to imagine someone else playing the role of the Devil any better. The Marx Brothers are also good in their scenes as well. But there’s a lot of stock footage. And, some of the scenes being frankly boring. There’s a reason it was included in the book, The Fifty Worst Films of All Time.