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 chairs that the characters in the movie are searching for were made by the fictitious furniture maker Christopher Hambs in London. In the original book the chairs, which were made in English style and had English material for seats, were made by the real-life furniture maker Heinrich Gambs, who was born in 1765 in Durlach near Karlsruhe, Germany and moved to St. Petersburg later. Since 1796 his company was making and selling furniture for the nobles and the Tsair. Many writers dedicated writings to this furniture but "The Twelve Chairs" by Ilf and Petrov is the most famous novel about it. See more
During the chase through the train yard, a modern era bus can be seen passing in the background. 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 It's in the Bag!
(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