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 house that was used for the "Moscow Museum of Furniture" is actually the neoclassical National Theater of Subotica in Northern Serbia, which was the oldest theater in Serbia, built in 1854 and was the first monumental public building in Subotica. Eventhrough it was a historical landmark it was demolished in 2007 despite the international protects against it in Serbia and Hungary. See more
In the bureau of housing Ostap Bender, disguised as a soviet official, is writing with his left hand. However in the Soviet union, especially in the time the movie is set, left hand writing was not tolerated by the state and would be hardly accepted in public, as Bender is writing not only hidden behind the shelfs but was also about to write in front of Father Fyodor. Left hand writing was accepted in USSR only in 1985-1986. See more
[Father Fyodor is embracing Engineer Bruns' leg
Andre, why is that man kissing your knee?
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
Remake of The Twelve Chairs
(the soviet national anthem)
Written by Eugène Pottier
& Pierre Degeyter
played at the bureau of housing and at the opening of the railroad worker house by an orchester See more