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
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A wild and hilarious chase for a fortune in jewels.
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Did You Know?
The character Sevitski does not exist in the original novel. However he is an equivalent to the character Monteur Menshikov who also works at the Columbus Theater and also sells Bender and Vorobyaninov two chairs for which they were begging for money. See more
The chairs are supposed to be walnut which is a medium to dark-brown wood, but when they're broken a very pale wood is exposed. See more
[upon learning that his mother-in-law is dying
Bozhe moi, that poor woman! That poor woman! Who is going to care of me?
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
Referenced in History of the World: Part I
Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst
Music by Johannes Brahms ("Hungarian Dance No. 4 in F# minor") and lyrics by Mel Brooks See more