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 <email@example.com>
A wild and hilarious chase for a fortune in jewels.
See more »
Did You Know?
When Ostap Bender is walking around Stargorod at the beginning of the movie, he turns from a street. There were an old and a new street sign hanging. The old one was "Czar Nicolaus II Avenue", the new one was "Marx, Engels, Lenin & XXXXXXX-Street". The censored name was Trotzkiy, a partner of Wladimir Lenin and Stalin, who was the head of the government of the USSR at the time the movie is set in (1927) was against him. See more
When Ippolit and Ostap jump out of the window, the horse is fake and its front legs break from the impact. The real horse runs off shortly thereafter. See more
[Father Fyodor is on the top of a mountain, ripping a chair apart
It's very quiet... what do you supposed he's doing? Do you think he found the jewels?
In a moment, the jury will bring in a verdict.
Oh Lord, you're so strict!
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 13 stolar
(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