The Story of Mankind

Also Known As

A História da Humanidade ( Portugal ), Ihminen ja paholainen ( Finland ), L'inferno ci accusa ( Italy ), La historia de la humanidad ( Venezuela ), O kyriarhos tis Gis ( Greece )

4.9

The Story of Mankind
  • 08 November 1957

  • Drama / Fantasy

  • USA

  • 100 min

  • 4.9

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Ronald Colman

The Spirit of Man

Hedy Lamarr

Joan of Arc

Groucho Marx

Peter Minuit

Harpo Marx

Sir Isaac Newton

Storyline

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?


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Heather

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Grade

B+

The Story of Mankind30 June 2014

This movie was okay.

Lizzy

Karma1299050

Grade

C+

Bad Reviews So I will give it a miss.20 January 2012

Bad Reviews So I will give it a miss.

Mad About Movies

Karma1317540

Grade

C+

bad reviews18 December 2011

Bad reviews so I will stay away from this one

Mad About Movies

Karma1317540

Grade

C+

thanks02 April 2011

Thanks for commenting, helps us to know if we should check it out.

Lizzy

Karma1299050

Grade

C+

Thanks for that comment good to know25 February 2011

Thanks for that comment good to know

type casting

Karma159850

Grade

C+

Not impressed31 January 2011

Basically, The Story of Mankind forgets its purpose, worrying too much about the elaborate recreations than the philosophical argument. This plot could have made a good film, I think. Its ending is one of ambiguity, which is where it should be

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