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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was originally cast as Father Fyodor but dropped out before filming began. See more
Vorobyaninov's "cancellation" stamp places the event in summer 1927. A street sign shows Trotsky's name crossed off, but he was not expelled from the Communist Party until that fall. See more
You're not worth spitting on!
Oh yeah? Well, you are!
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 12 stulyev
(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