A former aristocrat Ippolit Vorobyaninov leads a miserable life in Soviet Russia. His mother-in-law reveals a secret to him - she hid family diamonds in one of the twelve chairs they once had. Vorobyaninov in cooperation with a young con artist Ostap Bender start a long search for the diamonds. Written by
Konstantin Dlutskii <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Did You Know?
During the boat chase, a white triangle, presumably a sail, is seen as Ostap circles the overturned boat; would not be visible during the true night scene. See more
17 minutes before the ending there is an intertitle stating: There are 00 hours, 17 minutes and 19 seconds before the end of the film. See more
Version of Zwölf Stühle
Gde sredi pampasov begayut bizony...
Written by Aleksandr Zatsepin
and Leonid Derbenyov
Performed by Valeriy Zolotukhin See more