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>
A wild and hilarious chase for a fortune in jewels.
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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
The title of the movie is displayed in Russian (Cyrillic) before it transitions to English. If you look closely however, the Russian spelling for the movie's title is incorrect. The title is misspelled as the Cyrillic equivalent of "Dvenadtsat Stchlev" instead of the proper spelling, "Dvenadtsat Stulev". See more
I am cousin Kiev, from Vorobyaninov. All of the Michaels are dead.
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 Mel and His Movies
Hope for the Best, Expect the Worst
Music and lyrics by Mel Brooks See more