A treasure hunt. An aging ex-nobleman of the Czarist regime has finally adjusted to life under the commisars in Russia. Both he and the local priest find that the family jewels were hidden in a chair, one of a set of twelve. They return separately to Moscow to find the hidden fortune. Written by
John Vogel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The man who made 'Blazing Saddles' and 'Young Frankenstein' brings you his funniest comedy ever...
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Did You Know?
The night watchman tells Bender and Vorobyaninov that it was "Kaminsky who found the jewels while putting up a curtain". This is a self-reference by director Mel Brooks
, who was born Melvin Kaminsky. See more
Railway workers club (last chair location) opening ceremony takes place in apparent autumn. However, when Ostap and Ippolit break in at night, there is lot of snow around. See more
[referring to Father Fyodor's being in drag and trying to steal one of the chairs
This is disgusting!
In the opening credits the title of the movie is showed in Russian first (even with a typographic error 'Dvenadzat' stchlyev'), then it changes into the english title. The same happened at the end of the credits with the words "The end" (Konez), first cames the Russian word, than the english translation. See more
Version of Sju svarta be-hå
"Hope for the best, expect the worst"
Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Arranged by John Morris See more